This new MEAC Research into Action report delves into the factors that influence community support for the reintegration of former Al-Shabaab combatants in Somalia.

The report adopts a conversational approach with Professors Khadka and Gelot to distill the policy implications of their academic research.

It also delves into the impact of critical factors such as perceived potential threat levels, social identity, and reintegration pathways on community acceptance.

These findings hold significance for practitioners engaged in efforts to prevent and respond to political violence and armed conflict.

Citation: Linnea Gelot and Prabin Khadka, Factors Influencing Community Receptivity of Former Fighters in Somalia, MEAC Research into Action, Geneva: UNIDIR, 2023,