NAGAAD is a voluntary network bringing together 46 women’s organizations in Somaliland. Founded in 1997, it was formed to serve as a collective voice for women wishing to see their rights as equal citizens respected in Somaliland. Its activities focus on women’s education, economic empowerment, participation in decision making, reproductive rights and well-being, through advocacy, networking, capacity building, training and research.
In regard to its structure and decision making process, Nagaad has a general assembly which represents the member organizations. This assembly elects eleven board members entrusted to the strategic guidance of the organization. The daily activities are run by the secretariat headed by the Network’s Executive Director assisted by the management team and program and operational staff on the bases of the constitution and the other administrative procedures.