Who We Are ➔ Our Team

Our Team


Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) is a non-profit and independent research organization that was established in 2016 with the objective to manage, protect and shape the country’s natural resources in a sustainable manner by improving the economic well being and eradicate the poverty through evidence based scientific research, capacity development and consultancy..


Mohamed Dayib Abubakar 

Executive Director

Mohamed Dayib Abubakar is a co-founder and Executive Director of Somali Natural Resource Research Center (SONRREC). He is the Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Science at Jazeera University, Mogadishu-Somalia. He is also senior Lecturer at different Universities in Mogadishu

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Abdullahi Hassan Hussein 

 Director of Research Department  

Abdullahi Hassan is a co-founder of Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) .He is management committee member of International Water Association-Water Security and Safety Management Specialist Group and Central Director and Executive Committee member of International Water Association for Young Water Professionals Canada.

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Mohamed Nour khalif 

 Director of Capacity building Department

Mohamed Nour khalif holds a Master of Agriculture Science and Resource Management in the Tropics and sub-tropics from Bonn University, Germany with a focus on nitrogen cycling, Increasing agricultural nutrient-use efficiency by optimizing plant-soil microorganism interactions and a bachelors’ degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science with a focus on forests, from The Amoud University, Somalia


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Abdulqadir Omar Ziyad 

 Head Program

Abdulqadir Ziyad holds Masters of Science in marine biology and oceanography. Besides his literacy in science, he is an ocean lover, advocate and scuba diver. He is currently affiliated to the Somali National University where he serves as the head of marine science department. His academic positions, as a lecturer and researcher, include the faculty of the City University of Mogadishu, where he taught a number of courses including Marine Ecology, Marine Biology and Aquaculture.