Ahmed Abdullahi

Canada – Somalia


Ahmed Abdullahi is a Somali-Canadian born in Mogadishu, Somalia. He has been working in the Somali context since 2011 in the humanitarian, stabilization, and peacebuilding fields. Ahmed has obtained a Master Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the UK. He is currently the Country coordinator for Interpeace and the chair of the peacebuilding working group with Somalia NGO Consortium.

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“It was this trip, at the age of 16 that I got to experience traditional peace-making deliberation meeting under the acacia tree. This exposed me…this visit really exposed me to the traditional process of peace-making and that being led by my grandfather has impacted me in a way that I couldn’t imagine and really defined my destiny to work in the peacebuilding field. ”

Ahmed Abdullahi