About us

The Institute for strategic initiatives and Research (ISIR) is an independent, non-partisan organization that uses research to inform its policy advocacy work. It undertakes impartial policy research, training and analysis to organizations and decision makers in the horn of African region who are working toward innovative thinking to stimulate formulation of sound public policies leading to positive outcomes in the fields of peace & security, good governance, safeguarding human rights and democracy. ISIR is concurrently seeking to be instrumental in creating spaces for dialogue on the bases of research based evidences through public forums so that voices and perspectives of those affected by policies and decisions are brought to the national arena.

Vision

ISIR envisions viable and peaceful states across the horn of Africa committed to the principles of good governance where citizens enjoy their inalienable rights on equal footing without discriminatory grounds.

Mission

ISIR is an independent not-for-profit think tank dedicated to contribute building of democratic, pluralistic societies and effective public institutions in Somaliland and other horn of African countries through research and analysis. ISIR seeks to encourage thoughtful debate and inform decision markers on critical issues that matter to the public by providing relevant policy recommendations, research and strategic analysis.

Guiding Principles

The work of the Institute for strategic Initiatives & Research (ISIR) is underpinned and guided by the following principles: (1) Transparency and accountability to all relevant stakeholders (2) Maintaining creativity and innovative ideas that ensure ISIR to keep pace with dramatically changing environment. And (3) Unwavering commitment to maintain objectivity, impartiality and independent evidence based researches.

Strategies

ISIR uses dual purpose strategies first ISIR aims to undertake research on democracy, governance, peace and security issues and furnish concerned actors with informed recommendations in this regard. Secondly ISIR organizes forums of dialogues among influential actors and those affected by national policies and decisions. To this end, forums will act as a catalyst for change - seeking to stimulate reflections on the status quo through series of open discussion forums for citizens in relevant horn of Africa regions..

News

WALKING IN CIRCLES: POST ELECTION POLITICAL IMPASSE IN SOMALILAND CONTINUES

WALKING IN CIRCLES: POST ELECTION POLITICAL IMPASSE IN SOMALILAND CONTINUES

Following the November 2017 elections, political parties in Somaliland continue to be engaged in a protracted political headlock, which locals have dubbed “walking in circles.” Download here  

Read More
Qaybtii 4aad: Falanqaynta Miisaaniyadd-sannadeedka Somaliland ee 2020

Qaybtii 4aad: Falanqaynta Miisaaniyadd-sannadeedka Somaliland ee 2020

Read More
Qaybtii 3aad. Falanqaynta Miisaaniyadd-sannadeedka Somaliland ee 2020

Qaybtii 3aad. Falanqaynta Miisaaniyadd-sannadeedka Somaliland ee 2020

Read More
Qaybtii 2aad: Falanqaynta Dadwaynaha ee Miiyaaniyad Sannadeedka Somaliland 2020

Qaybtii 2aad: Falanqaynta Dadwaynaha ee Miiyaaniyad Sannadeedka Somaliland 2020

Read More

Events