On 17th August 2020, the induction of project participants on SD process and kick-off event of the Connecting Across Divides: Youth building Peace in Somalia project was conducted at Ugbaad restaurant in Abudwak. The event was attended by 120 SD participants and moderators, five officials from district administration including the district commissioner (4 male, 1 female) and four SPL staff. During the meeting, the participants were inducted with information on the project partners and funder, project areas, duration and objective and SD methodology. The officials who delivered remarks in the meeting included the district commissioner, the deputy and second deputy of district commissioner. “As a women and marginalized groups, we have been given a fair share in the selection of project participants, now it is our turn to benefit from it, when two male youth speak, two female youth should share their opinions” said by Ms. Deka, the second deputy commissioner. The project was officially launched by Mr. Mahad, the Abudwak district commissioner.