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Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Specialist, Somalia Program, Save the Children

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 9 years. His research interests focus on Economic resilience, social Protec protection, humanitarian assistance, urban and rural economics, and the underlying, social and environmental factors that affect youth livelihoods. He has over 9 years’ experience working with International Humanitarian and development Organizations in Somalia, eg. Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia Program from 2011 to June, 2017 as a Food Security Project Officer and Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator and with Save the Children- Somalia as the Area Program Manager- Food Security and Livelihoods, with November, 2019 taken up his most recent role as Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Specialist (FSL TS) Somalia Country Office. 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. Hassan is also currently Pursuing a second Masters in Peace, Governance and Development (MA_ PDG) at The University for Peace (UPEACE).

Hussein Ibrahim's field work focuses on Economic and Climate Resilience, social Protection Programing and Policy development, Graduation Approaches and modeling, community lead Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food security program design, development and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, Humanitarian Cash programing, and climate change adaptation. He has conducted several cross sectoral humanitarian field assessments Somalia focusing on Food security, Livelihoods Vulnerability Assessments, Youth labour Market Surveys and, information counseling and legal assistance and child protection and child rights governance. The multi-sectoral assessments were aimed to improve the delivery of joint and integrated programs to populations in need. Hassan Ibrahim supported recently post flooding assessment report conducted in Hiran (Central Somalia) and research paper on “more cash Bigger Impacts” A Field Experiment of Cash Transfers in Somalia, Hassan is also currently engaged in Gender Research (Women Economic Empowerment and Wellbeing for DFID resilience program in Somalia).