Think, Analyse and Serve
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.
To become the leading Somali Institute and center of excellence in knowledge & application and strives to bring to the fore East Africa perspective on economic & Social development, Security, Peace, Education, Research and Sustainable development.
Our mission is to provide quality Education, Research & Publications and development services to the public and private entities in Somalia to empower Somali statecraft and maintain civilized international relations.
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies is guided by commitment to the following values;
Somali Institute for Development and Strategic Studies Offers the Following Services; Education; Research and Publications and Institutional Development & Organizational Strengthening.
SIfDeSS Institute’s membership is composed the following:
SIfDeSS Institute is governed by an Executive Board of Directors responsible for directing and overseeing the overall operations of the Institute including research programmes, budget control, and the recruitment of staff. The Board consists of 7 Board member led by Chairperson.
SIfDeSS Institute has recruited and retains a pool of research associates who supplement the efforts of full-time research staff. These are drawn from the government, civil society, private sector and universities among others. They represent the Institute’s core sectors.
Prof. Ali Yasin, PhD in Business Administration Associate Fellow, Economic and Social Sector Programme.
Prof. Yasin Sheikh Muse; Associate Fellow, Security and Policy study.