The Institute for
Practical Research and Training (IPRT)
is a non-profit, independent research, and training educational institute.
operates an independent research center where Somali and non-Somali scholars
conduct research on selected post-war reconstruction issues.
IPRT's goals are:
To attract skilled and
educated Somalis back from the Diaspora and engage them fully in
reconstruction and development activities
To prepare sound
studies to guide reconstruction policies and to facilitate in-depth and
serious discussions among government, media and non-governmental
To explore new avenues
for integrated regional development and appropriate innovative technologies.
In addition, IPRT manages
A documentation center
to house reference and library materials.
A center for Somali
and non-Somali scholars to conduct original field research on targeted
A training center for