BIRD is a brainchild of Benadir University (BU) in Mogadishu, Somalia – The institute culminates the decades of efforts in the furtherance of the research mission & vision of BU. Right from the actualization of postgraduate programs, the founders of Benadir University conceived the idea to set-up a research department to support graduate training, manage research grants, and increase research output, an idea that would later translate into BIRD..
Working with the community, academia, civil society, and governments to constantly address research gaps, and design projects that will sustainably improve the livelihoods in Somalia
We envision a Somalia where knowledge is readily available to the academia, civil society, governments, and the global community –as they work to address the problems facing the Somali Community. .