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Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Hassan Hussein Ibrahim

Food Security and Livelihood Program Manager, 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 five years. His research interests focus on humanitarian assistance, urban and rural economics, and the underlying, social and environmental factors that affect youth. He has worked with the Norwegian Refugee Council's Somalia Program as a Food Security Coordinator and currently working with Save the Children- Somalia as the Area Program Manager- Food Security and Livelihoods. 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, development and implementation, 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, 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 recently supported a 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. He has also completed a draft proposal of his PhD project in Disaster management and presented for review, looking for primary supervisor interested on prolonged drought and conflict of Somalia and its impact on social, economic and resilience of the most devastated groups.


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