Staff

Abdirashid Hashi is the Executive Director of HIPS. He brings more than 12 years of experience in government, journalism and think tanks. Until January 2015 he was the deputy director at HIPS. Prior to that, he was the Horn of Africa Analyst with the International Crisis Group, focusing on Somalia, he also served as editorial page editor, deputy chief of staff at the prime minister’s office, secretary to the council of ministers, communications director at the presidency, adviser to the prime minister and cabinet minister responsible for public works and reconstruction.  As a senior official in the offices of the council of ministers, prime minister and president, Mr. Hashi has played a key role in laying the foundation for the restoration of state institutions in Somalia. He holds an honors B.A. (political science and history) from the University of Toronto.

Sadia Abdullahi is the Finance and Administration Officer at the Heritage Institute. A young graduate from the SIMAD University in Mogadishu she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and also graduate from the Iftin Computer Institute. Fluent in Somali, English and Arabic, she is also an experienced accountant with a range of knowledge and expertise in accounting, financial management and and IT. Sadia has also worked extensively with various education institutions and have been trained in research, monitoring and communication skills as well as human rights issues.

Mohamud Garre is a Senior Researcher with the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies. He is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Nottingham, researching about ‘social justice and education’. He holds a Master’s Degree of Social Work from Brunel University London and BSc (Hons) from Southampton Solent University. He worked in various public and private institutions in the United Kingdom and in Somalia, accumulating many years of experience in the fields of education, social justice and social care. His research interests lie in the areas of education, youth unemployment, child protection, human rights, migration, refugees and displacement, disability and mental health.

Abdifatah Hassan is the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at RAADE. He previously worked for NIS Foundation as an Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. He brings with him more than six years of experience in M&E and has worked with multinational organizations on projects within and outside Somalia. In his capacity as M&E manager, Abdifatah oversees and offers technical support to a team of researchers. He holds Master of Science from Iqra University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Deka Abdullahi is the Finance and Human Resource Manager. She has More than seven years of experience in finance, operations and grants management in humanitarian aid, social development and research and monitoring and evaluations projects. Deka has managed portfolio of USD 12 million funded by several donors including ECHO, EC, UNICEF, SIDA, WFP, DEC, DFID, FAO, Bahrain Royal Charity and SSF. She served at Save the Children International (SCI), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), and SACH Struggle for Change. Her proven track record, expertise in financial models to control co-funded or multiple funding grants and provision of strategic and operational financial management directions saw her manage monitoring and evaluation projects worth $2,000,000 at RAADE. She holds a Master’s degree from Iqra University Islamabad Campus specialized in finance.

Abdullahi Said is researcher, Monitoring and Evaluation professional with over three years’ experience at the Heritage institute, he worked different institutions include universities and NGOs in Somalia. His main area of expertise include quantitative and qualitative research, scripting/programing survey questionnaires into technology gadgets and has done survey all over Somalia. Excellent data cleaner and analyzer, he’s also good in transcription and translating both in English and Somali. He holds BA Public administration and MA in conflict resolution, peace building and governance from Mogadishu and City University respectively.