Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation

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Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation

H.E. Duran Ahmed Farah

Current Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation (MoTCA) of the Federal Government of Somalia. Previous Minister of Labor & Social Affairs (MoLSA). Proven track record of spearheading social and political change with the ultimate aim of creating a prosperous Somalia. 

Executive leadership role for over 25 years, initiating grassroots projects and transforming organisations to reach their potential.

Experience

Apr 2021 – Ongoing: FEDERAL MINISTER, MoTCA, SOMALIA

  • Shaping the aviation and transportation sector in Somalia.
  • Improving the Somali Civil aviation systems and security.
  • Planning and developing the country’s road network and infrastructure.

Oct 2020 – Apr 2021: FEDERAL MINISTER, MoLSA, SOMALIA

  • Ending extreme poverty in Somalia. Shaping policy and delivering programmes to assist hundreds of thousands of families.
  • Revive Somalia’s Vocational Education Sector
  • Employ innovative solutions to reduce rampant youth unemployment

2017 – 2020: POLITICAL ADVISOR, SOMALIA

  • Chief political advisor to the president of Galmudug State of Somalia Lead on political stabilisation, cooperation and federation
  • High level representation and technical input to state political, Economic and Social sector

2013 – 2017: SECRETARY GENERAL, OLYMPICS

  • Secretary General for Somalia National Olympic Committee [NOC]
  • Managed the national team and facilitated the NOC process at a time when the country was rising from a civil war

2007 – 2012: Country Director, Qatar Charity, Somalia Office

  • Director for country programmes

Education

  • Masters of Management: 2007 – 2008: University of Lyon, France
  • Ba of International Studies: 1996 – 1999: University of London, UK
  • Bsc Computing Maths and Statistics: 1992 – 1995: University of North London
  • Secondary Leaving Certificate: 1981 – 1985 Mogadishu Technical Institute

Personal

About Him

  • Making time for family and friends
  • Passionate about creating opportunities for young people
  • Finding peace and prosperity through sports
  • Ending poverty by educating the masses

Skills

  • Sporting Management
  • Leadership
  • Business Transformation
  • Political Strategist

Languages

  • English
  • Somali
  • Arabic

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