FSAN stands for the Federation of Somali Associations in the Netherlands and was founded in 1994. It is an umbrella organization with different objectives.
FSAN provides information and knowledge to those who are looking for expertise in the areas of Somalia, Somalis in the Netherlands and diaspora and Somali culture, history etc.
In addition, FSAN:
• is very active in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM)
• is an advocate and spokesperson for the Somali community in the Netherlands and
• is active with initiatives that have peacebuilding and development of Somalia as an aim.
FSAN consists largely of professionals who use their specialized knowledge and vision for these objectives.