Hafsa Mohamed is the Founder and Executive Director of Maandeeq Women’s Organization (MWO), one of the first women empowerment organizations in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Maandeeq Women’s Organization (MWO) is a women-led, community owned and driven entity with efforts and ambitions to transform agro-pastoralist communities in the Horn of Africa – and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her developmental mission in Ethiopia is to achieve sustainable development, advance institutional infrastructures, reform education systems, and mobilize socioeconomic empowerment for all underserved groups (particularly women, youth, and differently-abled persons). Hafsa Mohamed has an educational background in sociology, women’s studies and international development. She is a women’s rights and disability rights activist, civic engagement specialist, development and humanitarian figure in both the Horn of Africa and California. Hafsa Mohamed is a private consultant and researcher for humanitarian and international governmental agencies.
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