Mohamed Aden Hassan left PRIO in 2022. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.

Mohamed Aden Hassan

Mohamed Aden Hassan

Interests and experience

Mohamed’s current and ongoing research focuses on the social, economic and political impact of Mobile Money with the emphasis on safe and secure ways to uphold cash flow and transactions taking Somaliland as a case study. He is further involved in developing a practical solution to enable local individuals and businesses to transfer money through the global financial hub ensuring instant transfer of cash. Mohamed worked on a just completed DfID funded research on accountability with PRIO based on fieldwork conduct in all six regions of Somaliland.

Furthermore, Mohamed has extensive ethnic media experience and worked with various and well established media institutions and Somali television centres including Thomas Reuters Foundation, Universal TV (as a host) and Horn Cable TV (as a director for Europe). In December 2012 Mohamed established Star Media Corporation (aka Star TV), which is an independent media organization focusing on the global Somali community and interested stakeholders. This is a satellite and online oriented free to air 24-hour television service that aims to enrich the viewing experiences of Somali people locally and globally.

PRIO Global Fellow 2016-2022.

Mohamed Aden Hassan is community activist, researcher and entrepreneur. As an activist Mohamed has been involved in various campaigns: fighting injustice, inequality and poverty.

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.

Mohamed holds a BA in International Marketing Management from Hogeschool Holland, University of Professional Education, Diemen, the Netherlands, a PGCE from Brunel, an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths College, University of London. In 2016 he was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow.

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