October 28, 2012 ·0 Comments
The 3rd SORADI Annual Conference Opens
This year’s annual conference brought together experts and provides a forum for development practitioners, government officers, researchers and donors to discuss, debate and exchange ideas on the development of Somaliland & the intense internal dialogue on the issues of talks with Somalia, on the engagement of the international community in the discussion of Somaliland sovereignty and on the strategy of negotiation to be pursued.
Dr. Osman Mohamed Fadal the Director of SORADI in his opening speech elaborated on the two most important topics:
Also addressing the participants of the 3rd SORADI conference was the current Somaliland Minister of National Planning Dr. Sacad Ali Shire Reiterate the government is always working to serve the interest of the people of Somaliland so as to help achieve nationally desirable outcomes from the these negotiations and refrain from spoiling the dialogue process so that we can find out how far it can advance.
Is an independent social research and development institute, which is aiming at fostering culture of democracy and sustainable development in Somaliland and in the horn of Africa region. SORADI’S mission is to carry out activities that promote the democratization and socio-economic development in Somaliland and in the horn-East African region. The institute organizers conferences, forums and analysis of current issues to contribute the arraignment of sustainable peace and media engagement. SORADI sponsors the independent scholars group in Somaliland (ISG), and maintains the www.soradi.org website to address current issues and analysis in Somaliland.
The Social Research and Development Institute encompass five main objectives.
1. To nurture social research and policy debate capacity in Somaliland by creating mechanisms and a framework of collaboration and cooperation among universities, research institutes, relevant government entities, political parties, the civil society and international partners, including the diaspora.
2. To carry out high quality policy and development-oriented research and disseminate results to facilitate the democratization and socio-economic development of Somaliland and the Horn-East Africa region.
3. To foster the transfer of knowledge through Facilitation of Diaspora resources and partnership with local and international research institutions.
4. To encourage regional research cooperation aimed at regional integration for sustainable development.
5. To promote governance decentralization through capacity building of regional, district and locality bodies, through public education and awareness-raising and by organizing tailored and targeted training programs for partner interest groups.
SORADI’s mission is to carry out activities that promote the democratization and socio-economic development of Somaliland and in the Horn-East African region. The institute is expected to undertake participatory research and programming. These activities will lead to collaboration between diaspora and local research and development institutions, government entities, NGOs and the private sector to facilitate transfer of knowledge to foster democratization and development processes in Somaliland and in the region. SORADI will provide support to policy debate and dialogue through production and application of original and high quality applied research on the most pressing political, social and economic issues facing Somaliland and the Horn-Eastern Africa region. The institute will introduce innovative social research methodologies helping to strengthen the human and infrastructural resources to leverage research opportunities and outcomes. Finally, SORADI’s activities will lead to grounding social research and enquiry culture in Somaliland and in the region
SORADI is recognized as a center of quality research, a hub of scholarly innovation and entrepreneurship, and an agent of transfer of knowledge and harbinger of the democratic culture in the region.