Mohamed Osman Mohamoud

Mohamed Osman has 7 years of professional experience in academia, research and development organizations (e.g. USAID, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WB/GFDRR, UNICEF, DFID, EU, IGAD/IDDRISI, Benadir University, SIMAD University, Amoud University, East Africa University, Makerere University, Tulane University, University of Minnesota, University of Kansas etc.). He has worked with academic and research institutions, intergovernmental, governments, non-governmental and civil society and with a focus on disaster resilience leadership, programming and learning, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation/ climate resilience, food security, capacity building, sustainable development as well as budget transparency and fiscal discipline. Mohamed Osman Mohamoud is an academic with long-term experience in designing and managing twinning programs with Universities on resilience, institutional development, and leadership. He is currently Executive Director of Somali Disaster Resilience Institute affiliated to Benadir University. He also serves as the ResilientAfrica Network Focal Person in Somalia which is one of the seven global development innovation labs funded by the Higher Education Solutions Network of USAID. Further he serves as the Program Director for the Program to Enhance Resilience in Somalia funded by USAID, Disaster Resilience Leadership funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation SLDRP for the Horn of Africa and Somalia. Mohamed is Steering Committee Member of IGAD’s Drought Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRIS) responsible for networking and building new partnerships and coalitions in Somalia and Horn of Africa region to advance the IDDRISI goals and aspirations. He holds a dual Master of Arts degrees in Economics, and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from Makerere University and Kampala International University in Uganda.

Education: MA, BA