Maankulan forum is the pioneer of human development through research, provision of accurate information, empowering with the right skills, knowledge, environmental cognizance, and valuable concepts and ideologies based on and established to capitalize the value chain of political, social, and economic stabilities resulting reinvigorating the cultural norms on basis of peace, admiration, and unity of the people of Somalia free from tribalism, nepotism, racialism, corruption, hoarding, bribery and forms of social negative aspects.  This forum has its base in Kismayo, Somalia and it is registered by the Ministry of the interior, federalism, and reconciliation (MIFR) of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and Ministry of Jubaland State as a research and human development organization.  Maankulan is incorporated under the laws of the Federal Government of Somalia and the Jubbaland State as a Local Non-governmental Organization operating countrywide.

Maankulan is made up of a team of professionals in various areas of expertise that include but are not limited to research, managerial skills, Finance, social development, legal basis, and organization management.

Areas of operation

  • Research & Dialogue
  • Human rights and Child protection
  • Electoral, youth, and women’ peace-building initiative and political participation
  • Micro-financing and promotion for agricultural development
  • Youth empowerment, mentorship, and lobbying
  • Capacity & peacebuilding
  • Community mobilization and awareness
  • Technology and Climate change

Geographical Coverage

The Maankulan forum headquarter is located in Kismayo while operational sub-offices are in Mogadishu – Banadir, Baidoa – Southwest State, Dusmareeb – Galmudug State, and Garowe – in Puntland.  In the future, there are plans to establish more branches across the country.


A life of freedom and dignity to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, and sex, free of violence and human rights abuses in Somalia, justice, and peace is our vision.


Working togetherness for good governance, society’s socio-economic development as well emphasizing on human rights through the research to eradicate poverty and with stability and protective environment.

Core Values and Principles

  • Optimistic
  • Patience
  • Justice
  • Equality
  • Respect for human rights
  • Democracy
  • Integrity
  • Responsibility
  • Inclusiveness
  • Responsiveness
  • Transparency and accountability,
  • Confidentiality
  • Networking
  • Performance and team working


Maankulan aims to the community free from illiteracy, poverty, and marginalization.


  • To preserve Somalia’s cultural and traditional norms with aim of peace promotion as well as to become true citizens rather than tribal entities.
  • To promote income-generating activities, to create vocational skills for the youngsters, women, and IDPs to become self-sufficient and reduce the level of poverty living.
  • To promote better understanding among the communities and attitude change for working together for peace and development in the society.
  • To promote internal discussions among human rights activists, on the work of media and journalists towards contribution to national heal and development.
  • To document the ongoing violations against human rights to bring to justice against the criminals and perpetrators whenever possible.
  • To unite and empower young people both socially and economically.
  • To improve the youth creativity and access to information that can help to a positive transformation.
  • To create an environment that youth can participate in the decision-making process.