Dr Ahmed Musa

Dr Ahmed Musa

CPAID Fellow

Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa

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Key Expertise
Institutional analysis, Political Economy, Livestock Economy

About me

Ahmed M. Musa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Diaspora Humanitarian in Complex Crises research project run by the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), University of Nairobi’s Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Rako Research and Communication Centre (RRCC) and the Rift Valley Institute (RVI). Ahmed completed a Ph.D. in Dryland Resource Management at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Ahmed’s Ph.D. research focused on institutional dynamics in livestock trade in the Berbera Corridor. He has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, book reviews, working papers, book chapters, and blog posts. In addition, he has facilitated courses at the Graduate School, University of Hargeisa.

Ahmed has previously worked for, and with reputable research institutions including Observatory of Conflict and Violence Prevention (OCVP), Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway (PRIO), and Rift Valley Institute (RVI). In the humanitarian and development sectors, Ahmed has worked for ActionAid and Somaliland National Electoral Commission (NEC) while he conducted half a dozen M&Es for a number of INGOs. 

Expertise Details

Interplay between institutions and the governance of economic hubs in the Horn of Africa pastoral drylands and urban areas; livestock economy and diaspora humanitarianism during emergencies in the rural areas