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Ahmed Yusuf

NEF Ambassador

Country: Somlia

Ahmed Yusuf Galan born and raised in Bosaso, graduated high school in 2003 from Bosaso secondary school, specializes in MSC International Relations. He is involved in work related to social welfare, protection, Human rights, Environmental Protection, and Management.

Ahmed holds an MSc in International Relations from Preston University in Islamabad, a Bachelor of Science from Karachi University and a Diploma in Environment growth and Development from the Modern Institute of Informatics and Management) in Islamabad.

He did his MSc thesis on the impact of terrorism in Pakistan and East Africa. He currently works as an Operations Assistant with IOM for the Yemen returnees’ response program and he is the Regional Director of Puntland Agency for social welfare, where he is involved in saving the life and the dignity of the most vulnerable in the community.

In 2015, Noble was honoured as Young Scientist at the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China. In 2013, he was inaugurated as the youngest fellow of Uganda National Academy of Sciences and the only person to qualify to be in both the young and senior academy in Uganda. Noble is currently the interim president of Uganda Young Academy. Noble was also named a fellow of the Global Young Academy in 2013. In 2007, he won the Cochran Fellowship to do postdoctoral professional studies in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Thus far, Noble has supervised eight doctoral theses and 25 masters’ theses. As such, he has authored 78 peer-reviewed scientific papers in reputable international journals with a citation H-Index of 15, i10-Index of 24 and 714 citations as of November 2015. In waste management research, Noble is ranked 35th globally and 2nd in Africa according to Google Scholar rankings.