Somli Institute for Environmental Peace  (SIEP)

Founded by group of intellectual and environmental educators using their human capital who felt the need to establish of this institution to respond the environmental problems through education, awareness, training, researches and technologicalinnovations to protect and conserve the environment for Somalia as well as the region and to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development.

The Somali Institute for Environmental Peace will be part of global efforts for environmental solutions to combating desertification, wildlife crimes, Waste and chemical management and degradations on earth resulted by human development impacts of the environment and to tackle the  lack of awareness by the politicians and general public. The researches will support the government, Non-governmental organizations, and the institution’spartners for taking good decisions towards national environmental protection strategy.

Core value:

  1. Visionary and Innovation
  2. Transparent and Governance
  3. Professionalism
  4. Integrity and Teamwork
  5. Peace and Health Environment
  6. Partnerships

Vision statement:

A Pioneer and Excellence Center forPeace on Environment

Mission statement:

To educate the society for the environment and conduct research to provide information and green innovation technology for sustainable development of associated natural resources for socio-economic development

 Strategic objectives:

  • To support education, awareness raising, training and research; create partnership with stakeholders and enhance livelihoods
  • To promote environmental technologies and innovations, enhance cross-sectoral and public private sector research;
  • Develop data base knowledge management and information access and dissemination systems.

 Specific Objectives

  • To educate local communities for understanding the links between environmental degradation and food security through education, awareness campaign and outreach
  • To improve community livelihood in rural areas and unreached needed people to
  • To promote Tree planting to ensure restored deforested land, and other important areas such as schools, home and gardens
  • To Control charcoal trade by empowering and creating alternative source of energy to reduce  pressure on forest
  • To advocate local authority to promote regulations and policies for environmental management and natural resources at large for enhanced sustainable development
  • To create anti-poaching program with training, equipped, management and skills by the local people to protect and preserve the endangered species
  • To Rehabilitate and restore degraded land and ecosystems
  • To establish Management mechanisms for natural disaster risks reduction such climate changes resilience programme adaptation and practices, floods and drought
  • To prepare youth platform for exhibiting talents and the innovations towards green revolution

The major thematic area of education and research development will be:

  • Environmental education course learning (certificates and diploma modules)
  1. Course contents( formal syllabus)
  2. On field environmental training/ education
  3. Child to child environmental education
  4. Environmental extension and outreach programs
  • Awareness campaigns program
  1. Media awareness (TV, Radios, monthly environmental bulleting
  2. Commemoration of environmental celebration days
  3. Environmental exhibition and innovations for youth
  • Climate changes impacts
  • Conducting constant research on climate change
  • Developing climate adaptation strategies
  • Conducting community awareness for the effects of the climate change on grazing land and the agricultural yield and record the changes
  • Watershed management approaches
  • Local available material use
  • Cheap affordable techniques
  • Check dams
  • Rock dams
  • Semi-circular soil bunds
  • Wholestic approaches
  • Biodiversity research
  • Conducting Biodiversity research particularly wildlife animals
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Developing national environmental standard as a guidance for EIA conduct
  • Green energy innovations to Combat charcoal and desertification
  • Solar energy exploitations
  • Wind energy exploitations
  • Hydroelectric power generation
  • Conducting research for restoring the national parks and zoos for Wildlife and forest conservation programme
  • Conducting assessment for the possibility of restoring Somali national parks and zoos
  • Developing community based programs in related to the national parks to benefit as well to protect
  • Developing sustainable land use management programmes
  • Waste and chemical management through investigating the allegation of dumping toxicity waste into the oceans
  • With reference of Global hazardous Toxic dumping policies, SIEP will coordinate and investigate
  • Natural disaster and risks mitigations
  • Develop national natural risk reduction strategies to reduce drought effects
  • Document and analysis the current and historical trends


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