Abdurahman Sharif has joined the board of trustees of the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) for a two-year term. LEGS is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the quality and livelihoods impact of livestock-related projects in humanitarian situations.
“We are very pleased that Abdurahman has joined the LEGS board of trustees,” said Wendy Fenton, Chair of the board. “He is well-known, well-respected and well-networked both within East Africa and globally. LEGS will certainly benefit from his knowledge of the Somali government, and his experience running both an international NGO and NGO consortium.”
Sharif is Senior Director of partnerships and outreach at Internews Europe. He was previously a Special Advisor on development and international relations to the Prime Minister of Somalia, providing high-level advisory support as a specialist on development and international relations.
“There is little attention paid globally to managing and protecting livestock during humanitarian crises,” said Sharif. This impacts on people’s livelihoods and their ability to cope with such emergencies. LEGS plays an important role in improving the quality of livestock programs, and I am really excited to join the LEGS board of trustees.”
Sharif also has served as director of the Somalia NGO Consortium, a coordination body for NGOs working in Somalia, and executive director of the Muslim Charities Forum, an umbrella organisation for Muslim-led international NGOs based in the UK.
He is a graduate of the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris (France) and holds master’s degrees from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle and the University of Pavia (Italy). He speaks English, French, Italian, Spanish, Somali, and is conversant in Arabic.