Mahad Wasuge is the executive director of Somali Public Agenda. He has more than 7 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, constitutional development, post-conflict justice, and migration.
Farhan Isak Yusuf is the deputy executive director at Somali Public Agenda. He is also a senior lecturer and Head of Department of Political science at the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration of Mogadishu 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.
Mohamed Sharif is the Public Agenda Forum(Link Page #Public Agenda Forum) manager and researcher 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, and education.
Director, SPA Center for Public Policy and Service Design
Director, SPA Center for Public Policy and Service Design
Aweis Ahmed is the director of SPA Center for Public Policy and Service Design. 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.
Sadia Ahmed Maow is the Finance and Administration 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.
Hassan Guled is a researcher and communications officer at Somali Public Agenda. He is a research and communication enthusiast, and blogger. He has over 5 years of teaching experience. Hassan is also passionate about international studies and diplomacy. He worked with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia to Kenya. Hassan holds BA in International Relations and Diplomacy from Kenya Methodist University. His research interest focuses on comparative analysis, regional integration, and good governance. He is also passionate about youth empowerment and public policy engagement to enhance public knowledge and participation.
Farhia Mohamud Hassan is a Researcher and Head of HR department 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.
Naima Ahmed Hussein is a research assistant at Somali Public Agenda. She holds Bachelor of Law from SIMAD University and is currently pursuing Masters of Public and Administrative Law at Somali National University (SNU). Naima is a blogger and social justice advocate. She is also a passionate about criminal justice reform and the rule of law. Naima’s research interest focus broadly on public policy, human rights, social justice, and criminal justice reform. She speaks English and Arabic.
Mohamed Adam is the coordinator of SPA’s Public Agenda Forum. He earned a BA in Political Science – Conflict, Governance & Peacebuilding from City University in 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.
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.