Somali Natural Resources Research Center

The Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) is a non-profit and independent research organization that was established in 2016 with the objective to manage, protect and shape the country’s natural resources in a sustainable manner by improving the economic well-being and eradicating poverty through evidence-based scientific research, capacity development and consultancy. The center was founded by multi-disciplinary scientists with the purpose of finding scientific-based solutions to development issues by actively participating in and supporting country development objectives and strategies as well as regional and global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


To be a global center of excellence for Somalia’s natural resources and associated science-based solutions on natural resources to a prosperous nation.


To conduct research, capacity development, and consultancy services on development and sustainable natural resources for socio-economic development.

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Our Work

SONRREC is a leading research organization in the Horn of Africa region working in the field of natural resources.


We bring together experts and other staff in working in all its program sectors, as well as an active and highly diverse Board of Directors.


The five-year (2021 – 2025), SONRREC strategic plan is a preview of 2030, a make-or-break date for global sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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We are committed to diversifying our thinking, fostering and harnessing greater diversity in the people who can make a positive contribution towards protecting and conserving our natural resources.