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Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Food Security Coordinator, Somalia Program, Norwegian Refugee Council

Hassan Hussein Ibrahim is a humanitarian aid worker by profession, economist by training, and has been in the field of humanitarian relief and development work for over five years. His research interests focus on humanitarian assistance, urban and rural economics, and the underlying, social and environmental factors that affect youth. He currently works with the Norwegian Refugee Council's Somalia Program as a Food Security Coordinator. Hussein Ibrahim has studied in Somalia at Mogadishu University in the faculty of Economics and Management Science and recently, at Kampala University, Uganda where he earned his Masters of Development Studies in 2014. 

Hussein Ibrahim's field work focuses on community lead Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), food security program design, monitoring and evaluation, resilience based programing, and climate change adaptation. He has spent his entire humanitarian career in South and Central Somalia. He has conducted several cross sectoral humanitarian field assessments in south and central Somalia focusing on food security, shelter, WASH, education and information counseling and legal assistance. The multi-sectoral assessments were aimed to improve the delievery of joint and integrated programs to populations in need. Hussein Ibrahim  was the team leader in the assessments, which entailed designing surveys, analyzing the data and producing reports. He also helped coordinate over 12 international organizations and 30 local NGOs in a food security cluster initiated study titled “Urban Case Study: Adapting Tools and Methods to Assess Food Security in Urban Areas of Somalia.” As a coordinator of this study, Hussein Ibrahim organized the collection of data and facilitated stakeholder meetings (local authorities, host communities, internal Displaced Persons, and service providers). Hussein Ibrahim also conducts regular project reporting and evaluations on the socioeconomic challenges associated with Somali youth for the Center for Research and Youth Development.


  1. Hassan Hussein Ibrahim. Multi-Sectoral Assesment Report, Mogadishu, Banadir Region, Somali. Norwegian Refugee Council, Feb. 2016.