Farole was part of the Somali Peace and Reconciliation Conference as a member of the Technical Committee to draft a peace deal within six months of the ouster of former Somali President Mohamed Siyad Barre’s regime. Farole was interested in bringing together warring armed groups and to reinstate the failed Somali nation-state. The efforts at this conference produced an Interim Government led by Ali Mahdi Mohamed.
Farole as the head of the Nugal Regional Council (established under the auspices of the UN) attended the United Nations sponsored humanitarian conference for Somalia, held in Addis Ababa. In this Conference he worked to insure humanitarian aid for war and drought victims and assistance to stable regions of Somalia to insure they do not become new crisis zones.
Farole, given the efforts of the last decade, attended the Arta Conference of 2000, a major attempt at final reconciliation. This was the second conference sponsored by the Djibouti Government. It produced another interim government (Transitional National Government – TNG) led by Abdiqasim Salam Hassan. Although Puntland and Somaliland administration boycotted the conference, this time no faction leaders including Mogadishu’s ex-warlords attended.
After twelve years of working towards peace and reconciliation efforts, Farole as the Finance Minister of Puntland, attended the Kenya Conference. These efforts produced Transitional Federal Charter and established Transitional Federal Government (TFG). It paved the path for Somalia to adopt a federal system of government. As it is now known, Federalism reinstated the decentralisation system of future Somali government; the principal of regional autonomy was enshrined in the July 1991 agreement signed at the first peace conference in Djibouti. This conference was inclusive of all Somali administrations and factions (except Somaliland).
Farole was elected as president of Puntland State January 8, 2009. His first day in office Farole introduced his signature five year plan. During his presidency Farole accomplished his plan which included fiscal and finance reform, resource and infrastructure development, judiciary and security reform, social development and democratisation reform. Some of the major reforms understated by his administration included: