About Us

Welcome to ODOROS

Odoros Research And Consultancy is a non-profit, independent research institution that strives to formulate effective community-based transformational projects, drives policy developments, and promotes social mobility. The institute is headquartered in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Who Are We

Odoros Research And Consultancy is a non-profit, independent research institution that strives to formulate effective community-based transformational projects, drives policy developments, and promotes social mobility. The institute is headquartered in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Our Mission

As the leading institute for community Research development in Somalia, the mission of the institute is three areas: conducting high-quality researches bearing to Health, education and social issues in Somalia, proliferates the findings of the researches, and providing training and consultation to local communities and higher education.

Our Vision

Odoros Research aims to be a leading research centre for community Research to promote social mobility.

Areas of Work at Odoros ?

Odoros Research conducts research and tests interventions on health and public health issues with community partners locally, nationally, and internationally. This includes examining the root causes of health disparities among disadvantaged individuals and communities. Our projects have included substance use and prevention among youth and adults, HIV/AIDS risk and prevention in high-risk populations, mental health concerns across the age spectrum, and health promotion programs for women and older adults.

Participatory action research is an approach that involves people affected by a problem to work with researchers to understand and address its root causes. In PAR, participants use research-informed action to guide their efforts to create social change. Our PAR projects have involved partnerships with youth, adults and older adults to address social issues such as food justice, racism, substance use, HIV/AIDS risk and prevention, mental health, and educational inequity, among others.

Odoros Research integrates quantitative, qualitative and specialized methods to conduct community-based research. For example, with community partners, we develop new ways to generate participatory research models, health interventions for older adults and others, and community alliances to promote ethical community research. We develop new techniques to apply ethnographic, geospatial, social network, and sampling methods in research on health disparities, HIV/AIDS risk and prevention, substance use and prevention and other key issues.  Odoros institute uses a community gallery to bring together artists, researchers and community members to exchange ideas and envision solutions to social problems. Using participatory video, performance, visual and multimedia expression we creatively combine science and art to design interventions and to disseminate research results to diverse audiences.arch and tests interventions on health and public health issues with community partners locally, nationally, and internationally. This includes examining the root causes of health disparities among disadvantaged individuals and communities. Our projects have included substance use and prevention among youth and adults, HIV/AIDS risk and prevention in high-risk populations, mental health concerns across the age spectrum, and health promotion programs for women and older adults.

Odoros’s deep collaborations with diverse communities and partners ensure that our research, interventions, educational, and artistic activities are grounded in cultural experiences, enhance community voice, and recognize and celebrate diversity in cultural expression and language. Through cultural conservation, field-based inquiry, documentation, and public programming, ICR cultivates emerging artists and sustains living cultural traditions and heritage art forms (CHAP) found in our neighborhoods

Odoros Research provides training and capacity building to individuals and organizations to engage communities, conduct research, mobilize for action, and enhance cultural expression by cultivating community artists. Our training in participatory action research (PAR) is appropriate for people of all ages and levels of research knowledge. We also train researchers to develop trusting, equitable community partnerships to engage in effective collaborative research and build community alliances to increase community/research partners’ ability to conduct research that benefits the community. Odoros researchers also train and mentor the next generation of scientists to use mixed methods, interdisciplinary, and specialized methods to conduct community-based research.

Odoros Information

We have done over the years

10 +
Satisfied Clients
100
Projects Completed
1
Accolades Earned
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Research Training