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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Nimo-ilhan Ali is a post-doctoral research associate at the Development Studies Department, SOAS University of London. Her research focuses on youth issues in Somaliland/Somalia in particular their access to higher education and post-graduation employment. Nimo has also been researching Somali youth migration and displacement in particular the phenomenon of  ‘tahriib’. She has taught at SOAS Economic Department and has also worked as a consultant for UN FAO/FSNAU, UNICEF, the Rift Valley Institute, the Danish Demining Group, the Heritage Institute for Policy Studies and the International Centre for Migration Policy Development. She has also worked as a technical advisor on the 2013 national employment strategy for the Somaliland Ministry of National Planning and Development. Nimo is the author of Going on Tahriib: The causes and consequences of Somali youth migration to Europe (RVI, 2016).