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Minbar Initiative

Building a Better Somalia Through Youth Empowerment

At the Minbar Initiative, we believe that the voices of the youth are crucial to building a better Somalia. That’s why we provide a platform for young people across Somalia to develop and debate their ideas, and to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Igniting Civic Debates. Enabling Next Generation of Thought Leaders

A digital civic repository of information and an accessible database for The next generation of thought-leaders through traing and fellowship

Civic Education

We will share our accessible analytical material with schools across Somalia so that children are also informed on the important debates shaping the future of the country

Town-hall debate

We are in a time where rational and constructive discourse is crucial. As Somalia strives to emerge from decades of conflict we need to shape and debate ideas as a collective/society.

Fellowship program

The Minbar summer fellowship brings together 15 emerging civic and public sector champions in Somalia. They will gather for 3 weeks long, multidisciplinary training on various aspect of leadership, governance, public policy, economic, rule of law and civic participation.

Training & Mentorships

The courses are designed to take place alongside regular work. Outside the formal sessions mentees may receive one to one advice and support from their mentor and the technical support team.

Should Somalia Join East Africa Community?

Submit you Vote at Minbar Polls?


MinbarPolls is a digital-based, public-opinion platform that surveys and measures public attitude on wide range of social, political, economic and culture topics in Somalia and beyond.

Summary of the Minbar Initiative's impact so far:

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Join the Conversation

Minbar Post is free, independent platform for young writers, researchers, analysis and storytellers. We accept opinions and articles from all walks of the society, irrespective of his/her views and identity.

Challenging the status quo:

Since independence in 1960 Somalia has not delivered the civil and economic benefits that citizens have a right to. Successive generations of Somalia’s leaders have failed to develop an economy that spreads prosperity across the country or to find a political solution to resolving disputes.

Somalia's Path Towards State-building and Economic Recovery

Minbar Space is pleased to welcome you to our upcoming town-hall event that will feature H.E. Dr. president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia.

What Does the Debt Relief Mean for Somalia's Future?

We are delighted to invite you our next town-hall event which will host Ms. 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗦𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘀𝘀𝗼𝗻, the World Bank’s Somalia Country Manager.