Liban Abdullahi Hussein is an experienced security professional with over 15 years of expertise in the Somalia Security Sector and the region. Currently, he is the Country Director for Somalia and Kenya at CIVIC. In his role, he leads the strategic vision for enhancing civilian protection, manages personnel of CIVIC in the region, establishes critical partnerships, and ensures program delivery quality.

With his a wide array of knowledge and skills, Liban has provided advisory services to various influential governmental bodies, including the Prime Minister of Somalia, the Office of National Security, the Ministry of Internal Security, and the Somali Police Forces Commissioner, on security sector reform and justice matters. His multifaceted skill set, programmatic management prowess, and unwavering commitment to civilian protection make him a valuable asset in the field of security and beyond.

Liban has a diverse educational background, including an MBA in Project Management, an MSc in International Relations and African Studies, Command and General Staff Training, an MA in Defense and Security Studies, a Master’s degree in Electrical, Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications & Networks.