The Open Science Somali (OSS) represents a pioneering effort aimed at revolutionizing the landscape of knowledge creation and dissemination in Somalia. Guided by the principles of Open Science, this initiative seeks to empower researchers, educators, and innovators, driving the nation towards a future of sustainable development, innovation, and global collaboration. This concept note outlines the foundational elements and vision of the Somali Open Science Platform.

Somalia, having endured a protracted period of conflict and instability, is now undergoing a profound transformation. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and the broader academic community are vital actors in this renewal process. Recognizing their potential as catalysts for change, SOSP is being established to harness the power of Open Science to bolster research, innovation, and knowledge sharing in the country.