Raising awareness, local debates and practical solutions

With increasingly intensifying heavy cyclones as well as longer lasting droughts the impact of climate change in the Horn of Africa is real and charting to unknown terrain. Furthermore, the region’s unique geographical locations and climate conditions add to the vulnerability of the damaging effects of climate change. In general, climate change effects the region as follows:

Against this background, the region becomes prone to further conflict as communities start to migrate looking for greener pastures. Despite such clear warning signs, this important matter of climate change receives little attention locally. Therefore, our next Rako Research seminar aims to give this critical topic the attention it deserves and brings together environmental experts, community leaders, policy makers, media and academics to tackle the issue of climate change and offer practical ways to mitigate its impact.

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Speakers profiles

Dr. Mohamed Aden Hassan

Director of Rako Research and Communication Center


Warsame Mohammoud

Director Research & Community Services Directorate, University of Hargeisa

Topic: Role of research in climate change

Warsame M. Ahmed is the Director of Research and Community Service at the University of Hargeisa and a senior lecturer at Hargeisa school of Economics. His current research interest includes Berbera Corridor, Informal economics of transportation, taxation and finance.

Khadar Eidle Ibrahim

Technical Specialist, Youth and Economic Empowerment Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland

Topic: Climate change and community resilience

Khadar is currently working with Save the Children Somalia/ Somaliland as a Technical Specialist on Youth Economic Empowerment. Khadar is a humanitarian and development expert with over 9 years experience in development interventions. He mainly focuses on young people's economic empowerment, economic justice and inclusive social development

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