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Assesment Report - The State of ICT In Somali Universities and Research Institutions. Current Realities and Future Possibilities

SomaliREN

In an effort spearheaded by the Somali Research and Education Network (SomaliREN), a comprehensive survey across its 28 member institutions revealed pivotal insights into the state of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) within Somali Higher Education and Research Institutions. This initiative aimed to delineate the current landscape of ICT infrastructure, gauge the extent of ICT utilization, uncover prevalent challenges and needs, and identify strategic priorities for future ICT investment. The findings from this survey offer a blueprint for enhancing ICT capabilities, crucial for advancing education and research sectors in Somalia.

The survey conducted by SomaliREN provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities within the ICT landscape of Somali Higher Education and Research Institutions. The path forward requires a collaborative and strategic approach, leveraging the collective efforts and commitment of all stakeholders within the SomaliREN community and beyond, to realize the vision of a digitally empowered academic landscape in Somalia. Through strategic investments and targeted actions, there exists a formidable opportunity for these institutions to not only improve the quality and accessibility of education and research but also to ensure a meaningful contribution to Somalia's socio-economic development and its integration into the global knowledge economy.
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