About Us

SOMIRENEC’s mandate is to transform peoples’ capacities and capabilities using available resources to grow sustainable livelihoods.

Our Organization

SOMIRENEC Founder Fr. Pierli (left)

SOMIRENEC Founder Rev. Prof. Francesco Pierli – Mccj (on the left) with Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development One, when he paid a courtesy call to SOMIRENEC offices

Social Ministry Research Network Centre was established in 1999 by Rev. Prof. Francesco Pierli – Mccj who is also the founder of the Institute of Social Ministry in Mission (ISMM) at Tangaza University College.

SOMIRENEC is a registered Non – Governmental Organization (NGO) under Section 10 of the NGO Act, Laws of Kenya (1990).  The organization aims at providing both educational and developmental outreach platforms for spearheading knowledge and skills to the communities and transforming them into sustainable livelihood initiatives through research and networking. SOMIRENEC is governed by a Board of Trustees (BOT). The management team is responsible for the daily running and administration of the organization. These structures provide essential oversight and proper use of all its resources and programmes including policy direction.

SOMIRENEC envisages Africans; children, men, women and youth without any form of discrimination and becoming protagonists of their own history and subjects of their own destiny based on the Constitution of Kenya 2010, Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since 1999 SOMIRENEC has lived to its mission through implementation of sustainable development programmes.

our mission

To facilitate and advocate for practical approaches and processes aimed at making communities realize their potential through responsive programmes, research and networking for sustainable development.

our Vision

A transformed society that is creative, cohesive and progressing sustainably.

our Mandate

Transforming people capacities and capabilities using available resources to grow sustainable livelihoods.

Core Values