Who We Are

A hub for an exceptional group of talented professionals who leverage their personal, professional, and community experiences to deliver top-tier services.

In the ever-changing development landscape, Asal has emerged as a leading institution, at the forefront of global and regional trends.

These trends include principles like localisation, the strengthening of emerging markets, of the commitment to 'Doing Development Differently,' and the development of strategic partnerships founded on principles of equity. By adhering to international standards and possessing a nuanced understanding of local expertise, we empower our public and private sector clients to establish robust foundations for sustainable and high-impact transformation. Our grasp of the cultural, political, and institutional complexities characterising fragile and conflict-affected regions enables us to provide customised solutions that resonate effectively within local realities.

At Asal, our fundamental philosophy centers on the fusion of access, knowledge, and expertise, ensuring that these elements are at the core of all our services. We serve as a hub for an exceptional group of talented professionals who leverage their personal, professional, and community experiences to ensure the delivery of top-tier services to our target markets and clients. We take great pride in this blending of personal engagement and expertise, as it forms the foundation of every service we provide.

About Us

Asal is a leading professional services firm, led and majority-owned by Somali women with a primary focus on strengthening public governance, developing markets, supporting uptake of research & learning, and locally led climate action.

At Asal, we acknowledge the urgent climate challenges facing the Horn of Africa. In this service area, our goal is to create sustainable solutions for environmental and climate issues. This involves efforts to mitigate climate change's impact, adapt to its effects, and enhance resilience in local communities and ecosystems.

About Us

Asal is a leading professional services firm, led and majority-owned by Somali women with a primary focus on strengthening public governance, developing markets, supporting uptake of research & learning, and locally led climate action.

At Asal, we acknowledge the urgent climate challenges facing the Horn of Africa. In this service area, our goal is to create sustainable solutions for environmental and climate issues. This involves efforts to mitigate climate change's impact, adapt to its effects, and enhance resilience in local communities and ecosystems.
Asal is a leading professional services firm, led and majority-owned by Somali women with a primary focus on strengthening public governance, developing markets, supporting uptake of research & learning, and locally led climate action.

Asal

Leading Change
At Asal, we acknowledge the urgent climate challenges facing the Horn of Africa. In this service area, our goal is to create sustainable solutions for environmental and climate issues. This involves efforts to mitigate climate change's impact, adapt to its effects, and enhance resilience in local communities and ecosystems.

About Us

Asal is a leading professional services firm, with a primary focus on strengthening public governance, developing markets, supporting uptake of research & learning, and locally led climate action.  

Established in 2016 under the visionary leadership of experienced Somali women in the development sector, Asal has a distinguished history of providing technical assistance, rapidly assembling teams of subject matter experts, and delivering evidence-based solutions to address some of the most complex and urgent development challenges of our time.  

In the ever-changing regional landscape, Asal has emerged as a leading firm, at the forefront of global and regional trends. By adhering to international standards and possessing a nuanced understanding of local expertise, we empower our public and private sector clients to establish robust foundations for sustainable and high-impact transformations. Our deep understanding of the cultural, political, and structural complexities characterizing post-civil war regions enables us to provide customized solutions that resonate effectively within the local context.  

At Asal, our fundamental philosophy centers on the fusion of access, knowledge, and expertise, ensuring that these elements are at the core of all our services. We serve as a hub for an exceptional group of talented professionals who leverage their personal, professional, and community experiences to ensure the delivery of top-tier services to our target markets. We take great pride in this blending of personal engagement and expertise, as it forms the foundation of every service we provide.

Our team brings together the unique skill sets of professionals across a wide range of disciplines and adopt a multidisciplinary approach to tackling long-term, complex and pressing development challenges in the Horn of Africa region.

We have a deep understanding of the cultural, political, and structural complexities characterizing post-civil war regions enabling us to provide customized solutions that resonate effectively within the local context. Through our proximity to the realities on the ground, we overcome the common barriers and challenges faced by larger international organizations allowing us to efficiently and directly deliver impact where it is needed most.

Asal contributes to broader national development and state-building goals by working with our partners to build institutional infrastructure; nurture and grow local leaders; and build platforms to convene and connect key players in regional government and development ecosystems to facilitate collaboration and impactful change.

Our Team

Meet the dynamic team behind Asal's success. Comprised of seasoned professionals dedicated to driving positive change, our diverse team brings a wealth of expertise across various disciplines.
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Our Mission

Strengthening systems and structures through strategic partnerships, and diverse collaborations for inclusive and sustainable transformation.

Our Vision

A sustainable prosperous Africa.

Our Mission

Asal convenes strategic partnerships, and diverse collaborations for innovative, inclusive, and sustainable transformation.

Our Mission

Asal convenes strategic partnerships, and diverse collaborations for innovative, inclusive, and sustainable transformation.  

Our Vision

Leading collective sustainable change for Somali people. 

Our Vision

Leading collective sustainable change for Somali people.

Our Mission

Asal convenes strategic partnerships, and diverse collaborations for innovative, inclusive, and sustainable transformation.

Our Vision

Leading collective sustainable change for Somali people.

Our Mission

Asal convenes strategic partnerships, and diverse collaborations for innovative, inclusive, and sustainable transformation.

Our Vision

Leading collective sustainable change for Somali people.

Our Values

Service

Our personal and professional bond with the communities we serve demonstrates Asal’s passion and commitment to lead sustainable change. Allied to this is our courage to push boundaries and to see the possibilities we need to pursue ethically and with conviction, optimism, and humility.

Collaboration

By understanding that context matters, we take an approach that is collaborative, informed, and adaptable to local environments. Asal recognises the importance of meaningful collaborations to expand reach, promote learning and deliver sustainable change. We focus on understanding the unique perspectives of communities to help build sustainable relationships and social capital.

Integrity

At Asal, we are open, accountable, and transparent at every level of our company. Our fierce focus on achieving meaningful change and impact is underpinned by our equally strong commitment to the way in which we work. We prioritise building and maintaining a reputation of dedication to the communities and institutions we serve.

Integrity

At Asal, we are open, accountable, and transparent at every level of our company. Our fierce focus on achieving meaningful change and impact is underpinned by our equally strong commitment to the way in which we work. We prioritise building and maintaining a reputation of dedication to the communities and institutions we serve.

Excellence

Our strategies and solutions are rooted in professional expertise and innovative problem-solving, ensuring a commitment to excellence in all our work. It is essential for us to consistently uphold high standards in service delivery, and showcase creativity and resourcefulness to overcome challenges, fulfilling our commitments to the communities we serve.

Community & Inclusion

At Asal we nurture the experiences and expertise of individuals in pursuit of a common goal. The unique skills and characteristics of every individual are valued and brought together to build a strong and diverse team with a sense of community and cohesion. We understand that to achieve growth we must provide an environment of inclusion, increasing the role of marginalised people.

Our Values

Integrity

At Asal, we are open, accountable, and transparent at every level of our company. Our fierce focus on achieving meaningful change and impact is underpinned by our equally strong commitment to the way in which we work. We prioritise building and maintaining a reputation of dedication to the communities and institutions we serve.

Service

Collaboration

Integrity

Excellence

Community & Inclusion

Our Team

Meet the dynamic team behind Asal's success. Comprised of seasoned professionals dedicated to driving positive change, our diverse team brings a wealth of expertise across various disciplines.

Diana Kaara

Executive Assistant/Office Administrator

Mohamed Abdirizak

Chief Executive Officer

Rahma Ahmed

Founder/Chief Operating Officer

Quman Akli

Co-Founder/Chief Delivery Officer

Liban Beddel

Partner/Chief Strategy Officer

Liban Rabileh

Head of Practice, Security, Justice, & Stabilization

Yassmin Mohamed

Head of Administration & Business Development

Dr. Maimuna Mohamud

Head of Practice, Research, Learning & GESI

Mohamed Ahmed

Islamic-based Programing Lead

Yasmin Sheikhdon

Head of Communication

Nicholas Muchira

Senior Program & IT Systems Manager

Abdirashid Ahmed

Government Affairs Lead

Esther Njunge

Nairobi Operations Manager

Eunice Mwangi

Head of Finance & Compliance

Milkah Maina

Project Accountant

Salome Waweru

Payabale Accountant & Sustainability Officer

Allan Akumu

Facility Support Assistant

Mohamed Tahlil Mohamed

Operations Manager

Yusuf Dahir Abdullahi

Security Manager

Mohamed Abdirahman Adam

Logistics Officer

Mohamed Ibrahim Muse

Security & Operations Manager

Hassan Yusuf Abdirahman

Security & Operations Manager

Abdinasir Ali Sheikh

Safe Movement Officer
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