Ahmed Omer is an experienced researcher and consultant of Rift Valley Institute in Hargeisa. Besides his background in research, monitoring, and evaluation, he has also gained experience in project management. As an international development worker, he has worked for organizations such as ActionAid, the DRC, the NRC, and PSI in Somalia/Somaliland and Djibouti. He has unique experience in the Somali context as a former teacher, which has allowed him to conduct research in a wide range of sectors, including water and sanitation, humanitarian aid, and community development. His academic qualifications include two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics and Statistics with Management and Civil Engineering. Among his interests are policy research, infrastructure and development.