OK Somalia is part of the Open Knowledge Foundation non-profit network focused on open data. OK Somalia is started by a group of Tech savvies passionate about Semantic web and big data and openness of knowledge and information. We advocate through community forms, awareness campaigns, innovative training to solve social issues and enable people to understand open data and create, manage and share knowledge. Our vision is to enlighten and educate the society the power of openness of data and knowledge and inform and empower citizens on their right to access data.
Hussein Osman Abdullahi lectures at SIMAD University in Mogadishu, Somalia where he is currently Director Admissions and Records. He holds a BSc. in Information Technology from the SIMAD University and Master of Science in Information Technology from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Over the years, he has taught courses in the field of ICT, E-commerce, E-procurement, E-Banking, and IT Project Management. Mr Hussein is Regional Coordinator of web 2.0 and social media workshops certified by Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) in the Netherlands. Mr Husein is very interested in the new startup culture phenomenal in Somalia particularly in Mogadishu. He is also co-founder of Dallag ICT a non-profit organization for publishing and distributing market information to local farmers.
Mohamud M. Hassan is academic with interest in ICT for Agriculture, Open access for agriculture and education data. He co-founded a non-profit organization called Dallag intended to help Somali farmers to receive relevant market information. Dallag provides visualization, infographics, and data comprehension support to farmers. Mohamud promotes free access to data and information for agriculture, livestock and education. He is a local organizer for Open Knowledge community in Somalia. Besides, He is an advisor to Somali Youth Civic Education (SYCO) a youth platform that campaigns for Federalism & citizen participation in peacebuilding, create livelihood and capacity building programs for youth. He has extensive knowledge in creating and managing content. He trains farmers and office staff for a productive work environment. Mohamud has graduated with Masters of Computer Science in Web Technology at UTHM, Malaysia.
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