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Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Economic Recovery and Development Specialist, Afghanistan, International Rescue Committee- IRC Country Office

Hassan Ibrahim is a humanitarian and development aid Worker with more than over 11 years of experience in Climate Change, Resilience, Economic Recovery and Development and Livelihoods thematic and programing, working directly with governments, international organizations, communities and private actors. His research interests focus on governance, social protection, Economic resilience and economic development, humanitarian assistance, urban and rural economics, and the underlying, social and environmental factors that affect youth and Women livelihoods. With more than 11 years of experience in humanitarian and development initiatives, worked across the nexus to engage government, non-government and multilateral organizations to build synergy and ensure the technical quality and synergy of a large portfolio of projects that reach nearly 1 million women, men, girls and boys every year. Hassan has also a strong operational background and extensive experience implementing programs funded by USAID, FCDO-DFID, IGAD/ADB, NMFA Norway, ECHO, GiZ, SHF, SIDA, UNHCR, BMZ, FFO- Germany, MFA- Finland and the EU and others. Hassan is a Global Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Brown University in the United States.

Mr. Hassan worked with Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) Somalia Program from August 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 and Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Specialist (FSL TS) Somalia Country Office. Hassan most recently got an international assignment in Afghanistan and Joined the International Rescue Committee-IRC Afghanistan Country Program as their Economic Recovery and Development Specialist. Hassan studied in Somalia at Mogadishu University in the faculty of Economics and Management Science and, at Kampala University, Uganda where he earned his Master 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 a larges ever single proposal of Save the Children’s Somalia Green Climate Fund-GCF and 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.