Highly qualified director, consultant, adviser and trainer offering 10+ years of progressive experience with multisector organisations active in the fields of peacebuilding, democratisation, development, security, election management, countering violent extremism (CVE) and terrorism and youth empowerment. Skilled in liaising with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government agencies, civil society, international organisations and grassroots organisations. Developed exceptional analytical skills of the regional and country level security and political landscape. Thrives in working in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment. Known for integrity and embodiment of values and ethical standards through displaying gender, cultural, religious, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Recognised thought leader and expert with published works on youth empowerment and peacebuilding, among others. Currently on track to attend the Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security’s Doctorate in Strategic Security (DSS) program at the National American University in the USA.

Abdishakur Hassan-Kayd has extensive experience in working in: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, and Uganda. Major areas of expertise include: Analysis and research, Conflict, situation and political economy analysis, Designing and managing multi-stakeholder processes, Monotoring, evalution and impact assessment, Peace-building, peace operations and conflict sensitivity, Planning, strategy, programming and project development, and Violence prevention and reduction