About Us

The Somali Institute for Parliamentary Studies is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit Mogadishu based think tank focused on parliamentary and public policy research to strengthen legislative institutions and political parties in Somalia and Horn of Africa Region.  



SIPS is registered in Somalia and was established in 2018 by a group of Somali professionals and Intellectuals with vast experience in democratic governance and development.

The basic idea behind the establishment of the Somali Institute for Parliamentary Studies (SIPs) is to respond to the vast needs and demands of Somali legislative institutions and emerging Somali Political Parties in Somalia in order to strengthen democracy and support multi-tiered democratic Institutions in federalized Somalia.

The Somali Institute for Parliamentary Studies is the first Somali Institution that is committed to provide support to Somalia’s legislative Institution such as the upper house, the lower house, State Parliaments, emerging Local Government Assemblies and Political Parties in Somalia.


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Somali Institute is the first Somali institution that is committed to provide support to the Somali’s legislative institutions such as the upper house, lower house, State Parliaments emerging Local Government Assemblies and Political Parties in Somalia.

The core objective of Somali Institute for Parliamentary Studies is to serve as a center of Legislative excellence, train newly elected Parliamentarians and offer periodic training to continuing MPs and staff of Somalia’s different tiered Parliaments their aspirations to meet the internationally-recognized standards required of a democratic parliament in the 21st century.

The Somali Institute for Parliamentary Studies (SIPS) provides workshops, seminars and conferences for the Members and staff of Somali parliament and federal member state parliaments and include state-of-the-art training facilities.

SIPS also provide a range of in-country consultancy services to public administrations and government agencies around the country that bring tangible and lasting change. 

Our services cover a range of areas including electoral affairs, regulation, governance, public sector reform, and democracy.

The Institute also generates comparative studies on institutional capacities and development of federal member State parliaments, role of parliaments in Somali political life, and policy issues of relevance and interest to Somalia’s legislative assemblies as well as support for outreach activities such as expert hearings, Public consultations and Federal, State, district level fact finding and study missions.

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against Al shabab insurgents outside Lido beach in the Somali capital Mogadishu, on January 28, 2016. Al Shebab killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a restaurant in the at Lido beach on January 22, 2016.  / AFP / MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB        (Photo credit should read MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images)

Our trainers are drawn from former Senior Staff and Parliamentarians of the Somalia Parliament, the Academia and other professionals from key public and private sector institutions from all over the world in order to provide quality knowledge and skills. Some of our trainers are also former Members of Parliament who served as chairpersons and Members of various committees or as commissioners. All our trainers undergo Training of Trainers programs to polish their skills in training adult learners. Our trainings are sometimes conducted through partnerships and collaboration with development partners and academic Institutions.