Advisory Board

iRise is supported by industry experts both at home and abroad, who are hopeful and dedicated to helping us build a prosperous Somalia.

advisory Board

Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid Al-Saqaf is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Technology at Södertörn University in Stockholm.

About Walid

His research interests revolve around fact checking, data journalism, blockchain technology and press freedom. Prior to moving to Sweden, Walid worked as a journalist in his home country Yemen when he served for many years as the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of the Yemen Times. He is known for his efforts in supporting freedom of expression online such as Alkasir and Yemen Portal as well as Mecodify. He started Yemen’s first TEDx conference TEDxSanaa in 2012 and is involved in supporting civil society, particularly in the domain of technology and development. He helped launch the Internet Society Yemen Chapter ISOC-Yemen and the Yemeni Organization for Development and Empowerment through Technology YODET.

Who We Are

HIS HIGHNESS  Walid Al-Saqaf

HIS HIGHNESS Walid Al-Saqaf

HIS EXCELLENCY Walid Al-Saqaf

HIS EXCELLENCY Walid Al-Saqaf

HIS EXCELLENCY Walid Al-Saqaf

Chief Executive Officer

Abdihakim Ainte

Deputy Directer

Mohamed Adow

Chief Financial Officer

Khadar Ismael

CLO

Abdirahman Hassan

Incubation Director

Abdifatah Ali

Program manager

Ayan Khalif

Head of finance

Abdiaziz Nor

Accountant

Ifrah Isse

Internal audit - Consultant

Mohamed Jimale

Communication and Partnerships

Ifrah Hassan

Communication director

Ahmed Hassan

Hassan Umande

Production Manager

Web Developer

Abshir nor

Greative Designer

Ilyas Omar

Video producer

Yahya Hassan

Data Analytics

Ismael mukhtar

Logistics

Aydarus Abdi

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