Mohamed Abdinoor is an international development professional with over 20 years of work experience whose work helps people build livelihoods and countries stabilize their economies. He has gained expertise in economic development in several countries in the Horn of Africa, and currently leads the USAID-funded Somalia Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods project.
Somalia GEEL promotes inclusive economic growth in Somalia, which is recovering from the devastating effects of civil war. The project focuses on private-sector opportunities in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and energy. Under Mr. Abdinoor’s leadership, GEEL has exceeded expectations, creating more than 2,500 full-time jobs in targeted industries.
Mr. Abdinoor joined RTI in 2015. Previously, he led a team working on pastoralists and livestock programs in the Economic Growth and Transformation Office for USAID Ethiopia. He worked on similar programs for Save the Children, serving as chief of party for the Pastoralists and Livelihoods Initiative. He holds a master’s degree in international development and bachelor’s degree in environment and natural resources, and speaks fluent English, Somali, Swahili; and basic Amharic, Oromiffa, and Arabic.