Abdikadir Askar

Director of Planning|Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance| Republic of Somaliland

Abdikadir Dayib Askar is a Chevening scholar,  a blogger, and an author of a Somali novel Kas & Karaan .

Abdikadir ASKAR has completed an MA in Conflict, Development and Governance from the University of York (UK) in Sep 2018.  He also earned an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from Cavendish University (Uganda).  Askar holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (UoH), and he also graduated from Kampala International University with a degree in public administration.

With over ten years of demonstrable track-record in strategic communications and project management, he carried out a creative communications campaign in post-conflict and transitional environments in the Eastern Africa region. While at the University of York,  Askar was elected as the Chairman of the University of York’s Graduate Students’ Association . Prior to this role, Askar has worked at Adam Smith International (ASI), Oxfam, Health Poverty Action.

Abdikadir has a strong passion for communications and politics, and thus his desire for these fields can be traced back to his early schooling, where he spent significant time serving as a blogger, youth leader, social activist and political commentator. Outside of his work and study time, he enjoys reading novels, watches movies and closely follows news, opinions and analysis via  #ForeignAffairs, #Aljazeera, theDiplomat and #AfricanArguments.