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Social Research and Development Institute

Hargeisa, Somalia
Joined October 2019

SORADI is an independent Social Research and Development Institute, created in 2007 by a group of Somali professionals and academics. Since our inception we have dedicated our self to advance the demo

Presence in: Somalia
Focus: Governance, Accountability & Transparency
  • SORADI is an independent social research and development institute, with the aim of fostering a culture of democracy and sustainable development in Somaliland and in the Horn of Africa Region.
  • SORADI is recognized as a centre of quality research, a hub of scholarly innovation and entrepreneurship, and an agent for the transfer of knowledge and harbinger of the democratic culture in the region. Its mission is to carry out activities that promote the democratization and socio-economic development of Somaliland and the East-Horn African region. Our activities/ programs include
  • Social research

  • Focus on the understanding of social issues to help develop innovative approaches to improving these social issues
  • Undertake high quality policy and development-oriented participatory research
  • Organize knowledge management and dissemination activities through workshops, a web-based information and National Conferences.
  • Develop and publish policy briefs
  • Capacity Building

  • Conduct Training to build capacities of public institution for efficient and equitable services delivery
  • Host debate and dialogue forums and platforms to foster democratic culture and raise public awareness 
  • Empower women, youth, the marginalized and the disabled sectors of the society for rights and social access
  • Third-Party Monitoring

  • Conducts on-site visits in identified/prioritized activity areas of implementing partners.
  • Applies both qualitative and quantitative methods to garner feedback from stakeholders and beneficiaries of activities.
  • Employs latest technology for data collection and information management using tablets and mobiles for data collection.


People Associated With This Organization

Mohamed Fadal

Social Research and Development... (Unverified)
Joined February 2020
Interests: Governance, Accountability & Transparency
I am Chair of Social Research and Development Institute Board of Directors, PHD in Political Economy. Researcher and Expert in post-conflict Development - especially in state Building and democratization (elections etc.) around 30-year experience in Somaliland.

Zeinab Adan

Social Research and Development...
Joined October 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I live in Somaliland, an independent region which used to be part of Somalia before 1991.
I am a researcher with an organization called Social Research and Development Institute (SORADI) . Some of the topics I researched are inter alia s social accountability, access to justice survey. In both cases I learned the severity of the exclusion of the marginalized groups such as women, children and you , minority clans, poor and persons with disabilities from the development agenda and social services. By the local and central government of Somaliland

I am also an activist for social justice, gender equality and social inclusion. I advocate and support the marginalized sectors of the community I live in.
I have worked with Toronto Community housing for ten years as health promotion officer and community service coordinator.
Zeinab Adan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Social Research and Development Institute.

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