Abdikadir Askar is now serving as the Chair of the Graduate Students’ Association at the University of York, UK where he is pursuing an MA in Conflict, Development and Governance. He’s also a recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship from Somaliland.
Mr Askar holds an MA in International Relations from Cavendish University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Hargeisa. He finished his undergraduate degree from Kampala International University.
On the other hand, Askar has over six years of professional experience in strategic communications and media consultancies in the East Africa region. He worked as a Communications Lead at Adam Smith International (ASI), an international consulting firm based in London. Before this, he also served as the Documentation and Communication Lead on the Ethiopia and Somaliland Cross-border Project at Oxfam GB. More so, he was the Communication and Knowledge Management Officer at Health Poverty Action (formerly known as Health Unlimited).
Mr Askar is passionate about politics, and he seasonally comments about it too.
Born in 1986 at Hargeisa Group Hospital, Abdikadir is the first-born and only son of late Dayib Askar. Abdikadir is married to Samsam Hassan, and they have three children.