SONRREC is committed to environmental sustainability and has implemented a comprehensive strategy for the Green Peace Initiative. First, SONRREC has focused on research into renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power. This includes developing new technologies and infrastructure to support these energy sources. In addition, SONRREC has strict environmental standards for all its research contents, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing waste production. The organization also engages in extensive reforestation efforts and works with local communities to protect and preserve natural habitats. SONRREC has also established partnerships with organizations and institutions that share its commitment to sustainability to further support the Green Peace Initiative. This includes collaborating with research institutions to develop new renewable energy technologies and working with local governments to implement sustainable energy policies.
SONRREC actively promotes the importance of renewable energy and environmental sustainability through educational campaigns and outreach efforts. The SONRREC recognizes the critical role that individuals and communities play in protecting the environment and works to educate and empower them to take action.
Overall, SONRREC’s strategy for the Green Peace Initiative is centered on transitioning to renewable energy sources, implementing strict environmental standards, partnering with like-minded organizations, and educating and empowering individuals and communities to take action. SONRREC is working towards a more sustainable future for all through these efforts.
SONRREC GREEN PEAC INITIATIVE
As part of President Hassan Sheikh’s national agenda for preserving Somalia’s ecosystems and greening the country, SONRREC established a Somalia Green Peace Initiative (SGPI) to preserve biodiversity and combat climate change. The program aims to combine environmental education for local people on the importance of natural resource conservation to promote sustainable development.
The program was created to educate youth (high school and university students), contributing their time and effort to preserve the environmental well-being of their communities by providing social activities such as Conservation, Protection of the Natural Environment, and Environmental Education. We want to encourage the multiplication of similar grassroots efforts that will act as catalysts for change across Africa.
These activities were designed to combine a diverse range of classes, workshops, and special events (sports, arts, cultural conservation, tree plantation, and conservation journey), offering participants the opportunity to explore and develop every aspect of their well-being and nature consciousness. The purpose is to use the great environment around us and to get the youth interested in nature through different routes. In this way, the program contributes to improving the governance of conservation processes and thereby enjoys significant recognition in the Somali conservation community.
Our research project aims to ensure well-intentioned natural resources exploitation, environmental conservation, and sustainable development schemes to benefit the government, donors, implementing organizations, and local communities. We work closely with our partners, conservation organizations, leading research institutions, and other interested parties in designing research frameworks directly linked with our core mission and vision.
We welcome everyone from the local and international communities, public and private institutions, and academia to take advantage of our research resources.
Our program focus is based on five priority thematic areas.
• Protection of endangered species through indigenous tree plantation
• Environmental Education
• Conservation of ecosystems
• Sustainable use of natural resources and socioeconomic development
• Fight against climate change
Our current and planned projects include the following:
• The Sooyaal Garden
• Connecting people with nature
• Community Climate Centre for Somalia