Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies (SIfDeSS) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental Somali-based Institute, whose primary mission is to provide quality Research & Publications, Education and development services to the public and private entities in Somalia to empower Somali statecraft.
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies (SIfDeSS) founded in 2016 by group of Academician, intellectuals, opinion formers, research professionals, governance and security practitioners whose objective is about creating new ways to think, analyze and serve the country and the society with its scholarship and make contributions to the overall development of Somalia and Africa as well. We help governments, civil societies, as well as regional and international organizations create a peaceful, secure and prosperous Africa and world at large.
SIfDeSS Institute is also aimed at building an open academic platform for Somalis and foreign experts on and young scholars devoted to African studies to undertake systematic and comprehensive research on Somalia, East African and Africa as well, accumulating academic achievements, cultivating Somalis personnel specialized in African studies.
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies (SIfDeSS) have 6 Research centers (Center for Strategic and Policy Studies, Center for Security and Intelligence Studies, Center for Economic Studies, Center for Crime and Justice Studies; Center for Historical and Cultural Studies and Center for Natural Resource & Environmental Policy),
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies (SIfDeSS) have also 4 professional centers (Center for Investment and Trade Consulting, Center for Books and Materials; Center for Arts and Media Production; Center for Training and Employment), Management department, Marketing and Educational Department.
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies (SIfDeSS) is planning to step up strenuous and serious efforts in the coming years to construct academic ideas, establish its own academic school, pursue academic characteristics, forge academic brand and cultivate a team of academics to position itself as a dynamic first-class institution with comprehensive disciplines and an advanced administrative structure.