Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) is a research and publications development center. It has been working for creating and cultivating talents all over the Somali natural resources since its launch. It is working in the fields of natural resources sectors (Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Water, Petroleum & Minerals, and Environment)  and research and has achieved an imperative place in Somalia and the region for its admirable activities. In addition to research activities, SONRREC creates a platform to share the thoughts of professionals, scholars, and academicians throughout Somalia and the world. The quick review process, rich editorial boards, and quality publications have already made.

SONRREC has published books, research journals, working papers, reports, fact sheets, background papers, and policy briefs since its first book appeared in 2018. SONRREC researches and publications aim to provide policymakers, researchers, academicians, the media, and all the interested public with reliable information, analysis, and recommendations. They are peer-reviewed, use only open sources, and are transparent about the sources used.


The Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) is a leader in natural resources research, promoting efficient management and use of natural resources in support of sustainable livelihoods. Our research is primarily focused on the sustainable use of natural resources and emerging economies. SONRREC’s presence and research partnerships in Somalia, and its training and capacity building programs, provide the platform for the center to develop and publicize key information, data, and knowledge. This has resulted in substantial impact at the farmer, fisheries, and community level, and has made significant contributions to the national international research groups. Much of the work also involves interaction with the developing world where it is equally applicable. Our Research team listed below contains further information including group members, projects, and publications. Our Research and Development work is also organized to address thematic challenges. Contact Abdullahi Hassan Director of Research Development for more details.