Saturday, June 18, 2011

Executive Director’s Welcome Message

Welcome to the Somali Institute of Peace (SIPR’s) blogspot and website. By browsing this site, we hope that you will become familiar with the work that SIPR and our colleagues do together to fulfill the goals of SIPR. We will have plenty of “success stories” to share with you and you will find some of them in the section titled “Publications and News.”

Somali Institute for Peace Research is a community-based nonprofit organization, based in the United States that works toward reconciliation in Southern Somalia. SIPR is committed to promoting and restoring peace and sustainable development in Somalia.

The organization strives in building trust between policy-makers, academics, and the military and civil society. Employing internationally recognized Somali consultants, SIPR combines detailed knowledge with an understanding of political decision-making, and many years expertise in facilitating constructive dialogue. We use a combination of innovative publications, expert roundtables, residential consultations and engagement with opinion-formers and governments in order to develop and promote sustainable development strategies.

I appeal for all to join and support us in our endeavors for making Somalia and this world a better, safer and freer place. Be a part of Change, be a pioneer of Change, and be a responsible citizen and leader on your own right. Each of us is special and can bring a unique contribution to Somalia. Be a Peace Maker, Human Rights Defender, Humanitarian, Philanthropist, Environmentalist, and Social Activist, a leader or so on! The Choice is yours!

Again, I welcome you to the Somali Institute of Peace (SIPR’s) blog and website.

Sakawdin Mohamed, MS, MPA
Executive Director

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