The sixth and last forum of 2021, The sixth and last forum of 2021, Enhancing Broader Human Security & Accountable Institutions focused on generating ideas on how to enhance security institutions’ accountability and broaden our understanding of security to encompass broader human security. This session was held on October 30, 2021. The Forum described the state of accountability for Somalia’s security institutions and assessed how a broader Human Security agenda be included in the overall security institution of Somalia in the context that human security is human rights that refers to the security of people and communities as opposed to the security of the state. It recognizes that there are several dimensions related to feeling safe, such as freedom from fear, freedom from poverty, and freedom from indignity.
Panelists discussed ways to generate ideas on how to enhance security institutions’ accountability and broaden our understanding of security to encompass broader human security. Panelists also highlighted ways to improve security institutions’ accountability, how to promote broader human security, and some mechanisms to ensure that Security Institutions are held accountable in the case of unintended harmful practices by both the Somali security sector and AMISOM. The Panelists concluded with recommendations followed by questions, answers, and suggestions from the participants.