Sahra Ahmed Koshin

Founder and Director

About Sahra Ahmed Koshin

Sahra A. Koshin is the Founder and Director of the Somalia Gender Hub. She is a 2nd year PhD Candidate at the University of Copenhagen/Nairobi studying Somali diaspora humanitarianism in complex crises. She is a humanitarian/development expert with over 10 years of professional work experience in research and policy development, program management and institutional capacity strengthening, gender mainstreaming and women’s empowerment. Sahra is a regular blogger, poet and an accomplished author having published 3 literary books and won international literary awards such as the Dutch Rabobank Poetry Award. In 2013 she founded the Puntland Women Writers Association (PWWA). Her writings can be found on her Google Scholar profile Google Scholar


Khatra L. Koshin

Research Writing Coordinator
Social Media Manager

About Khatra L. Koshin

Khatra L. Koshin is the Research Writing Coordinator and Social Media Manager at Somalia Gender Hub. She is a Behavioral Scientists and Cognitive Therapist specialized in children and young adults mental development. She is also a paralegal for refugees in The Netherlands, a HR specialist, Mixed Media designer and has theoretical & experimental knowledge on the interaction between educational environments and human behavior. 

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Hodman Mohamed Ahmed

Advocacy Manager

About Hodman Mohamed Ahmed

Hodman is the Advocacy Manager of Somalia Gender Hub. She is a very dynamic and industrious lady with great zeal to transform and impact the society positively. As a tourism professional, she has single handedly founded Infoaid Travels and Tourism Consultancy LTD, after working in the airline industry. As a travel consultant, she had a chance to deal with a wide variety of clients in managing all their travel arrangements. The job has enlightened her a lot in especially understanding wide variety of people and thus making her better in personnel relationships. She has a great zeal in giving back to the community as there is no much better way in getting inner peace than to serve the community. As an entrepreneur and an independent woman, She is seen as a social influencer to the youth especially girls. Her background in Community Activity for Relief and Development (CAFDARO) fueled her need to be part of the help in humanitarian and development experience working with communities focusing on emergency relief, development, programming, and community empowerment.


Nima Mohamed Tigow

Research Coordinator

About Nima Mohamed Tigow

Nima Mohamed Tigow is a Research Coordinator at Somalia Gender Hub. She is also a researcher in Gender and Development Specialist with over five years in consultancy and research experience. Her main areas of expertise include methodological design, quantitative and qualitative research, and scripting/programming survey questionnaires in high-tech devices, transcription and translation. Nima also specializes in data management, analysis and monitoring and evaluation. She currently works as Technical Advisor on women economic empowerment at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Federal Government of Somalia in close collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development. Nima holds a BA in Public Administration from Mogadishu University and Master in Gender and Development Studies (GDS) from University of Nairobi.

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