The Somali STEM Society (also registered as the Somali STEM Association), is an umbrella association for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in all Somali regions, bringing together academics, researchers, students, entrepreneurs and other professionals interested in STEM education, innovation and enterprises to create a platform to learn, contribute, share and exchange STEM-related knowledge, skills and expertise.
The Somali STEM Society recognises that achieving success in the modern field of technology and science requires the cultivation of transformative, innovative and creative thinking skills necessary for a developing economy. For education to achieve its maximum potential, urgent changes are needed. This includes steps to eliminate persistent disparities in education access and achievement, improving educational quality and provide learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours necessary for quality learning.
STEM skills and education have a vital role to play in this transformation and are also key for preparing students for the world of work, providing them with much greater access to in-demand STEM careers of tomorrow.
The Somali STEM Society believes that STEM skills and education is a critical means of preparing the nation for scientific revolution and advancement.
Many countries have invested in STEM education as a means of bringing about scientific transformation and advancement. Somalia now needs to dedicate greater effort to promoting STEM as a way of reconstruction this great nation. Establishing the Somali STEM Society is vital not only for the development of the nation but for individuals to develop their own potential.
welcomes members from across all Somali regions as well as from the diaspora, including academics, students, researchers and all other science and technology-oriented professionals.
We are a diverse, dynamic and dedicated team of Somali STEM professionals whose shared goal is to elevate knowledge and skills in STEM, inspire, motivate and cultivate future STEM innovators, unite Somali STEM professionals and contribute to global knowledge.
The Somali STEM Society adopts a horizontal integration growth and observes a decentralised model. We have representatives in 7 Somali cities, namely:
The main administrative roles are performed at the headquarters, while other projects are conducted throughout the country in the cities listed above. We believe that the more branches there are, the higher will be the probability of meeting our organizational objectives.
The Somali STEM Society supports all people interested in STEM regardless of their gender, tribe or place of origin. The management includes both male and female professionals and the Society is keen to promoting the greater participation of girls and women in STEM subjects.