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Somali National Development Institute (SONADI) Conference

Worldwide Somali Students and Professionals WSSP is a London based, UK and globally active diaspora-led professional organisation that exists to mobilise Somali professionals in the UK and around the world to utilise their expertise, collaborate and address the needs of Somali people here in the UK and back home in Somalia.

WSSP in Partnership with the University College London, UCL Somali Society and Baraka Community Association invites you to Somali Development and Institutional-building at Conference at Cruciform LT1, University College London, UCL on the 18th of March 2016. Time: 17:00-20:00.

The theme of the conference is Development, Institutional-building for Somalia and the formation of “Somali National Development Institute, (SONADI)” in partnership with WSSP and University College London. The new Somali National Development Institute (SONADI) will interconnect vital Somali government departments and it will work on the development of Somalia in many areas including; Education System, Healthcare, Agriculture and Energy Security, Economic Prosperity, Justice and National Security.

Graduation Ceremony

The conference will also address the needs of the UK Somali community as a whole. A date for British Somali students’ annual graduation ceremony will be announced.  University students together with Somali diaspora professional will paly a key role in developing our community here in the UK and in Somalia.

Keynote conference speakers include:

The Rt Hon. Philip Hammond MP. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (invited)

Mr. Mohamed Omar Arte, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia.

Mr. Mohamed CabdiXayir, (Maareeye), Minster of Information, Culture, Tourism at the Federal Government of Somalia.

Mr. Kasim Mohamed Ali, Presidential Advisor in National Development Programme at the Office of the President of Somalia.

Dr. Ian Scott, Principal Facilitator. UCL Grand Challenges

Dr.Ikram Hussein, Investment Banking Associate. Member of WSSP Board of Directors.

Dr. Ali Bihi, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon at Watford General Hospital.Member of WSSP Board of Directors.


We are looking forward to welcoming you to our conference.