About Us

INTERSOM after its formation in November 2004 as a non-governmental, non-profit making and non-political had the intention of facilitating relief and development services in restructuring the defunct and collapse aspects of livelihoods amongst the marginalized and vulnerable groups in SC regions whom their breadbasket have been affected. The organization founders have the aim of mitigating the effects of both man-made and natural catastrophe such as war, drought, famine, poor livelihoods and end all humanitarian related circumstances, crisis and sufferings while also accelerate positive change and development with the local culture, customary and context.

The name was given to the organization to represent the founding principles that guided its conception and represents the historical and geographical source for many vulnerable & marginalized, and exemplify the power, wisdom and persistence that we hope to instill within the target groups in the local community. The organization has a board of Directors consisting of seven members who normally play the following role and responsibilities:

• Determine the Organization’s Mission and Purpose

• Monitor and scrutinize the Executive’s day-to day activities

• Support the Executive and Review his or her Performance

• Ensure Effective Organizational Planning

• Ensure Adequate Resources

• Management of organizational resources Effectively

• Determine and Monitor the Organization’s Programs and Services

• Enhance the Organization’s Public Image

• Serve as a Court of Appeal

• Assess the organizational own Performance
The BOD conducts quarterly meeting to discuss on the way forward and identify the strength, weakness, opportunities and threats for necessary amendments. The main office carries out all administrative issues regarding the field operations. INTERSOM is legally registered with the federal government, local authorities at regional level and district level especially in the areas of operations.

The program implementation of the Organization has been planned to begin in Southern and Central Somalia and extend our operation further depending on our capacity and resources availability.


• Improving the life quality of community members using community based approach

• To enable communities to identify problems in their communities, formulate and implement activities to solve those problems and better manage their resource base

• To enable communities to mobilize human resources and financial capital from local and external sources

• To support local development initiatives

• To give humanitarian response during emergencies through emergency programs and assist vulnerable communities prepare for future disasters

• To reduce poverty and improve the quality of living in a sustainable manner by implementing integrated community development programs

• To raise awareness about existing social (women and children) structure through human rights advocacy and gender sensitizations


 Promotion of socio-economic activities of target community access sustainable livelihoods and literacy empowerment through accessibility to resource management & self reliance

 Enable communities in South and Central Somalia to become empowered by strengthening individuals to be effective agents of change in achieving both immediate and lasting changes in their lives


 To establish a self-reliant and equitable society where everybody attains the right to survival, protection and participation


• Equal Rights Opportunities

• Commitment to mutually supportive relationships

• Transparency

• Accountability

• Flexibility

• Honest & trustworthy

• Integrity to standards of excellence

• Openness

• Initiatives

• Quality service delivery

• Spirit of innovation

• Respect Potentiality and dignity


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