Mohamed Sharif is a research assistant at Somali Public Agenda. He is also a blogger, a social and peace advocate, and a former English Language instructor. He has over 4 years of experience in blogging, teaching and research. Mohamed holds a bachelor degree in Political Science from City University of Mogadishu and has attended a number of leadership and peacebuilding training events in different countries. He is a fellow at the United States Institute of Peace’s Generation Change Fellowship Program, and is an East Africa alumnus of the YALI Regional Leadership Center. Mohamed’s research interests focus on leadership, development, post-conflict state and peacebuilding, good governance, public policy, communication and education.