Abdullahi Odowa is a General Director for the Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention, responsible for overseeing its strategic and organizational direction as well as organizational overall management and daily operations. With 10 years of teaching, international programming and research experience in the Horn of Africa, he has designed, managed and evaluated major developmental programmes with many development partners including DFID, USAID, UK Foreign Office, UNDP, IOM, and several universities in the UK (Sussex, School of Oriental and African Studies at University of London  as well as  University of Bristol).
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Ahmed Mohamed Musa is the Head of Research and Data Analysis Department at OCVP. He holds Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Management and Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Kampala International University in Uganda. He also holds PGD in Peace and Conflict Studies from IPCS of Hargeisa University.
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 Ayan Yusuf is a researcher with OCVP.  Currently applying her analytical and report writing skills with the District Conflict and Security Assessments (DCSAs). She holds a Bachelors Degree in International Relations and Politics (Hons) from University of Reading, United Kingdom, and an MA in International Studies (Merit) from Birmingham University, also in the United Kingdom.
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Nuradin Abdi Elmi is a researcher at OCVP. He holds Master’s degree in Islamic Banking and Finance from Insaniah University College, Malaysia, Bachelor degree in Economics from International Horn University, Hargeisa and Advanced diploma in business management from Association of Business Executives (ABE), UK.
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Abdiasis Harun BihiAbdulaziz Harun Bihi is the Information and Database Management Officer of the OCVP. He received a Master Degree of Science in Information Systems and a  Bachelor of Computer Applications Degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, AP; India. Abdulaziz is a professional Software Engineer, his areas of expertise includes web applications and mobile applications.
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 Safia Ahmed is the Human Resource and Logistics Manager.  She has over 6 years of experience in Administration, Human resources, Logistics, and Finance. Safia also worked as a research assistant at different both local and ..
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Mohamed Gahair is the Admin and Finance officer for the Observatory. Mr. Gahair closely works with the different departments of the Observatory including research, training and knowledge management departments.
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Mustafa Ibrahim Abdi

Mustafa Ibrahim Abdi is the Quantitative Data analyst at OCVP. Before this possitin, he served OCVP as an Enumerator for more than two years and was subsequently promoted to Data Analyst. AS an Enumerator, he was deeply involved in data collection and household surveys.
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  Ismail Abdullahi Elmi is currently both the Head of the OCVP Garowe Office in Puntland as well as its Research Coordinator. Having completed studies at the Faculty of Shari’ah Law at the International University of Africa in Khartoum, a Master of Comparative Laws ..
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Mr. Abdulkadir has a Master’s Degree in economics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in electric-electronic engineering with over 30 years of experience in both disciplines. For the last 23 years, he was involved in social research, and analysis of research data. He was one of the founders of PDRC in Garowe and served between 2001 and 2005 as a researcher and consequently as a research coordinator/deputy director. He is also a writer and translator and produced a number of books, of which ‘Somali Pastoral Customary Law’, is among them. Read More

Ali Warsame Farah is the Administration and Finance Officer for the OCVP Garowe Office in Puntland. Having completed a Bachelor of Business Administration from the New Generation University in Addis-Ababa, as well as a Diploma of Accountancy ..
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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..
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