Call for abstract Higher Education Conference in Post Conflict Societies.

  • July 21, 2020 - 08:00
  • SNU

Higher Education in Post-Conflict Societies

Somalia’s pathway to sustainable development goals:  Education, Health and Poverty reduction by 2030 

Annual Conference

July 21, 22 &23, 2020

Mogadishu, Somalia



The Somali National University is happy to announce its annual conference on Higher Education in Post-Conflict Societies,which will be taking place once again on July 24 -26, 2020 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force in January 2016 as the central United Nations (UN) platform for achieving ‘integrated and indivisible’ goals and targets.For countries on the move from violent conflict to peace and democratic rule such as Somalia, the 2030 Agenda can indeed be a powerful lever for change. Clearly, Somali government alone cannot implement the SDGs, without active collaboration with the private sector, civil society, universities and higher education institutions.

The Somali National University (SNU) is committed to  supporting the Somali government institutions, civil society, businesses and academic institutions to adopt a common platform to accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. From this background, SNU calls for its fourth international conference (SNU-2020)with the aim to bring togethermultidisciplinary experts and high-level practitioners from around the world to exchange knowledge, ideas, experiences and expectations around the challenges involved with the SDGs and to discuss Somalia’s pathway to the SDG targets; education, health and poverty reduction.

The SNU-2020 conference will focus on

  1. Relevant and industry based higher education.
  2. Tertiary vocational education.
  3. Universal health coverage for vulnerable groups.
  4. National dialogue for sustainable peace and development.
  5. Youth empowerment as a driver of entrepreneurship and economic growth.


Abstracts should be submitted by email to: Abstracts should not exceed 400 to 500 words. Pleaseinclude:

  1. Name
  2. Institution/Organization
  3. Position
  4. Academic degree
  5. Thematic area of your paper


Abstractsubmission deadline: April, 25, 2020

Notification of acceptance: May 20, 2020

Submission of full papers: June 30, 2020

Conference dates: July 21-23, 2020



  • Start Date:July 21, 2020
  • Start Time:08:00
  • End Date:July 23, 2020
  • End Time:16:00
  • Location:SNU
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