Welcome to SDI

Somali Democratic Institute (SDI)

A non-profit, non-political organization established in 2011 by a group of individuals who believe in gender equity drawn from various backgrounds within the Somali society and interested in the reconstruction, reintegration and development programs of Somalia.

About Us

Somali Democratic Institute (SDI) is a non-profit, non-political organization established in 2011 by a group of individuals who believe in gender equity drawn from various backgrounds within the Somali society and interested in the reconstruction, reintegration and development programs of Somalia.

What We Do

human rights

The Institute’s work upholds the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It also promotes the development of institutionalized channels of communication among citizens, political institutions, and elected officials...

Democracy & Good Governancy

SDI views the development of effective, democratic, public-sector institutions as a critical component of its mission. It is through improved governance that the benefits of democratic development most directly...

Gender, Peace and Security

Our gender and inclusivity program works towards addressing the multiple challenges that impede women’s optimal democratic participation. In particular, SDI’s capacity builds institutions...

Media & Democracy

SDI aims to support our media professionals and independent organizations. To build a mass media system that informs and empowers all parts of society and upholds democratic values, we understand the importance of the reform...

Meet The Team

Yasin Mahi Mallin

Director

Staff

Staff

Staff

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