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.
Most recently he led the USAID-funded Somalia Growth, Enterprise, Employment and Livelihoods project. Somalia GEEL promoted inclusive economic growth in Somalia, by focusing on private-sector opportunities in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, and energy. Under Mr. Abdinoor’s leadership, GEEL exceeded expectations, leveraging over $33.5 million in private capital investments and creating more than 7,400 full-time jobs and an estimated 15,700 secondary and part-time jobs.
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, and Swahili; and basic Amharic, Oromiffa, and Arabic.