Omar Abshir Ali, is currently both the Head of the OCVP Mogadishu Office as well as its Research Coordinator. He has studied and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the International University of Africa in Sudan, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management from Kampala International University as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from Makerere University in Uganda. Prior to joining the OCVP his previous experience has included working as a Researcher in Galkacyo for the Center for Research and Dialogue as Researcher as well as a consultant for the Mercy Corps and its Peace and Governance for South and Central Somalia (PAGE) programme. In addition to having worked with other NGO’s and as a lecturer at Mudug University in Galkacyo, Omar has also participated in ToT courses on SPSS, Conflict Resolution, Good Governance and Leadership.


 Ayan Ali Aden is the Administration and Finance Officer for the OCVP Mogadishu Office. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance & Accounting) and General Arts from Kampala International University she is also studying for a Master’s Degree at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing. Her previous experience at other organizations and institutions has included working as a General Finance Officer for African Skies, Sales and Marketing with iWayAfrica and as the Administration and Finance Officer for RAWA.