Mahad Wasuge is the executive director of Somali Public Agenda. He has more than 9 years of research and teaching experience in Somalia. Mahad holds Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Roehampton in London. Prior to that, he earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Mogadishu University and diplomas in law and English. Mahad’s research interests focus broadly on governance, democratization, civil service reform, public finance, and constitutional development.
Deputy Director & Center for Learning & Development Director
Farhan Isak Yusuf
Deputy Director & Center for Learning & Development Director
Farhan Isak Yusuf is the deputy executive director and the director of Center for Learning and Development at Somali Public Agenda. He is also former senior lecturer and Head of Department of Political science at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of Mogadishu University. He now teaches political science at the Faculty of Social Science of the Somali National University. Farhan earned his BA & and MSc in political Science from Mogadishu University and Omdurman University in Sudan respectively. Farhan has over eight years of experience in research and teaching at university. His major research interests include post-conflict state building, governance & good governance, state and nation building.
Sadia Ahmed Maow is a finance officer at Somali Public Agenda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking from Mogadishu University. She has years of working experience in accounting and project report writing. She is interested in tech, startup businesses for women, and innovation.
Aweis Ahmed is the director of SPA Policy Lab. He has worked as a researcher, lecturer, and project coordinator at various institutions in Somalia. He is currently a doctoral candidate in International Relations at Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University in Turkey. He holds an M.A. in the same field from Selçuk University in Turkey. Before that, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration at Mogadishu University and earned a diploma in Law. Aweis’s research centers on politics and society in the Horn of Africa and focuses on Somalia’s public policies and services in particular. He is a blogger and frequently writes commentary about Somali politics and the Horn region.
Mohamed Adam is Public Agenda Forum Manager and researcher at Somali Public Agenda. He earned a BA in Political Science – Conflict, Governance & Peacebuilding from City University of Mogadishu. He previously worked in the areas of community development, youth empowerment and storytelling with organizations based in Kenya and the USA as Positive Youth Development Coordinator and an Associate respectively. Mohamed’s research interests broadly focus on public service delivery, accountability, human rights, community development and democratization. He is also interested in good governance, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global politics.
Farhia Mohamud Hassan is a researcher at Somali Public Agenda. She is interested in economic development, monetary policy, and socio-political studies. She is highly enthusiastic about writing in both personal and professional capacities. She speaks Somali, English, Arabic, and is a candidate of a Professional Certificate in Spanish from Universitat Politècnica de València. Farhia is an Economics graduate from Simad University.
Qamar Sheikh Osman Mohamoud is a Cash and Logistics Officer at Somali Public Agenda. She has over three years of prior working experience in child protection, finance and marketing with different organizations in Uganda and Somalia. Qamar was born and raised in Mogadishu, where she did her schooling. She graduated with honors from St. Lawrence University in Uganda, majoring in procurement and supply chain management. Qamar is passionate about peace building and human development.
Idil Omar Mohamed is a human resources & administration officer at Somali Public Agenda. She holds bachelor’s in accounting, auditing and finance from College of Banking and Financial Studies in Oman. She is a skilled human resource professional with extensive experience in talent acquisition, employee retention, and organizational development. With three years of experience in the field, Idil’s expertise in HR best practices has helped numerous organizations develop and maintain a strong and productive workforce.
Ibrahim Jibril is a researcher at Somali Public Agenda. He has a background in communications and is also a blogger and former English instructor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Mogadishu University. He is trilingual and fluently speaks in Somali, English, and Arabic languages. He is passionate about digitalizing the public sector, youth participation in governance and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ibrahim’s research interests focus broadly on public policy, e-governance, youth empowerment, development policy, and education sector reforms.
Abas Mohamed Abdullahi is a multimedia producer at Somali Public Agenda. He has several years of working experience in multimedia, photography, graphic design, and digital video recording and editing. Before joining Somali Public Agenda, Abass worked with telecommunication and media companies including NationLink Telcom and Asal Tv. He is currently in his final year at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Somalia (UNISO).
Jafar Mohamed is a Communications Officer at Somali Public Agenda. He has extensive experience in journalism and media. He previously worked with Goobjoog TV and Asal Tv. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Horn of Africa University in Somalia. Jafar frequently participates in economic and political debates and discussions on youth participation in politics and governance in Somalia. He is an advocate of good governance and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Jafar’s interests include reading and researching state-building and history.
Bahja Ahmed Mohamed is a research assistant at Somali Public Agenda. With a degree in Health Science from Mogadishu University, Bahja Mohamed, brings a unique blend of healthcare expertise and a passion for research-driven policy change. From saving lives to shaping policies, she is aiming at making meaningful impacts as a research assistant at SPA. Beyond her research endeavors, Bahja channels her creativity as a blogger, translator and writer, crafting stories that resonate with impact.
Somali Public Agenda is a non-profit public policy and administration research organization based in Mogadishu. Its aim is to advance understanding and improvement of public administration and public services in Somalia through evidence-based research and analysis.