International Somali Awards


The International Somali Awards is the leading global awards ceremony that honours the greatest achievements of the worldwide Somali community.

  • over  28

    Winners since inaugural awards in 2016

  • over  25

    Sponsors each year

  • 6  million

    Online viewers

  • 27485

    Votes to date

Launched in 2016, the ISA’s intend to “Celebrate global Somali excellence and reclaiming the Somali narrative”. Over the years, the ceremony has hosted hundreds of esteemed guests including leaders from the business community, civil society and government officials.

Widening participation is central to the success of ISA. Each year, the committee has delivered a number of side events on cutting‐edge themes such as women in media, fintech and refugee rights.

Our partnerships have underpinned the success of ISA. We have worked closely with businesses such as Dahabshiil, Hormuud and HASS Petroleum who have been principal sponsors in previous years. The ISA’s offer an opportunity to tap into the global Somali market and share your services and expertise. If you’re interested to know more about ISA, their details are below: