Mohamed Aden Hassan


Mohamed Aden Hassan is the director of Rako Research and Communication Centre as well as a Global Research Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and an editing member of Bildhaan journal. Mohamed has over 12 years of experience in research, media and business. He holds an MA in Diaspora and Migration Studies and a PhD in Sociology from the University of London. Furthermore, Mohamed is a community activist and an entrepreneur. As an activist Mohamed has been involved in various campaigns: fighting injustice, inequality and poverty. As an entrepreneur he created one of the largest Somali TV station, which currently employs around 70 people across the Somali regions and in the Somali diaspora. Focusing on youth, migration, social and policy related issues Mohamed worked as a researcher with a number of organizations and research centres including PRIO, Karin Housing Association, the Oxford University based Stanhope Centre for Communication Policy Research, Profile Business Intelligence, UK Department for International Development, the London Borough of Ealing, Momatrade Consultancy in Amsterdam and the London based Taylor Nelson Sofres. He has presented and published peer-reviewed papers on remittances in reputed international journal and conferences.