Abdikadir Askar is a recipient of the presigiuos Chevening Scholarship from Somaliland. He now lives in the UK where he is pursuing an MA in Conflict, Development and Governance from the University of York.
Mr. Askar holds an MA in International Relations from Cavendish University and a Postgraduate diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Hargeisa. He finished his an undergraduate degree from Kampala International University.
On the other hand, Askar has over six years of professional experience in strategic communications and media consultancies in the East Africa region. He worked as a Communications Lead at Adam Smith International (ASI), an international consultancy firm based in London. Prior to this, he also served as the Documentation and Communication Lead on the Ethiopia and Somaliland Cross border Project at Oxfam GB. More so, he was the Communication and Knowledge Management Officer at Health Poverty Action (formerly known as Health Unlimited).
Born in 1986 at Hargeisa Group Hospital, Abdikadir is the first-born and only son of late Dayib. He is happily married to Samsam Hassan and they have a family of three children: two sons and one daughter.
Askar is passionate about politics and he seasonally comments about it too.