|Mahad Wasuge is a researcher, teacher and blogger on justice and social services in Somalia. He is the founder of the think-tank Somali Public Agenda. Having lived and grown up in Somalia at a time when there was no functioning government to provide basic public services, Mahad founded SPA to contribute to the understanding and improvement of governance and service provision in Somalia. Mahad was formerly a researcher with the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies in Mogadishu. He holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Roehampton in London. Mahad has worked with RVI on studies on land, taxation, urbanisation, and governance in Somalia, and with the Somali Dialogue Platform.