SIHA Board Members and Advisors (elected 2016-2018)

Board Members


  • Kaltun S.H Hasan
    Chairwoman of the Board
    Somaliland

    Ms. Katlun is a Gender Expert and Women Rights Activist form Somaliland. She has served in a number of positions within civil society organizations advocating for and working in women’s rights, gender equality and peace building. Additionally, she is the current head of programs of Women Advocacy and Progress organization (WAPO).


  • Ritah Akankwasa
    Vice Chairperson
    Uganda

    Ms. Ritah is a civil society activist working in programme management, training, research, and policy formulation, and advocacy. She is currently the Head of Programme at MIFUMI UGANDA.              


  • Mohamed Dahir Moalim
    Board Member
    Somalia

    Mr. Mohamed is the Director of Iniskoy for Peace and Development Organization (IPDO) which was established in 2000 by intellectuals from regions of Somalia. Iniskoy works on human rights monitoring and mitigating human rights violations as well as access to justice and issues of rule of law in Somalia.


  • Linda Ferdinand Hussein
    Board Member
    South Sudan

    Ms. Linda is a Board Member of SIHA Network from South Sudan and currently the chairperson of Advocacy Network for Women Issues Wau and the Executive Director for Women’s Training and Promotions (WOTAP). Ms. Linda is also member of South Sudan Civil Societies National Alliance. In addition she is theVice Chairperson for Western Bahr El Ghazal Civil Societies Land Alliance.


  • Dr. Faiza Hussein
    Board Member
    Sudan

    Dr. Faiza is a lecturer at Ahfad University for Women at the Faculty of Family Science. Dr Faiza is a longtime activist advocating for women rights. She is the current chair of Babikir Badri Scientific Association for Women's Studies based in Ahfad University, Sudan. 


  • Zenaye Tadesse
    Board Member
    Ethiopia

    Professionally a lawyer, Ms. Zenaye is also the Director of Ethiopian Lawyers Women association (EWLA) and a long term advocate of Women’s human rights in Ethiopia.   


  • Amal Salem Said
    Board Member
    Djibouti

    Ms. Amal Said is currently a SIHA board member representing Djibouti. She is an Education and Vocational Training advisor by profession and a board member of Bender Djedid community association. Through her work, she has developed extensive expertise in women's education, empowerment, social support to vulnerable families and institutional mediation.

Advisors


  • Elagak Abdel Monim

    Sudan

    SIHA Advisory Board Member and a consultant in organizational development, civil society capacity building, human rights advocacy, education and training. Previously, he was also a Coordinator/ Researcher at Anti-Slavery International, trafficking in post conflict situations in Sudan and a Project Consultant/ Coordinator of Forum of Federations- Canada, Civil Society Consultation Process in Sudan. In addition a Human rights Education Officer and a Darfur Program Officer at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies in Egypt.


  • Dr. Sidiga Washi

    Sudan

    Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences/Community Nutrition and former Dean of the School of Family/Health Sciences at Ahfad University for Women, Sudan.  She has served in many leadership positions as a National Project Director for a Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Eradication of Harmful Traditional Practices Project of Ahfad University in collaboration with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA). In addition, she served as Vice President for Africa Region for the International Federation of Home Economics for the cycle 2006-2010.


  • Dolly Anek Odwong

    South Sudan

    Ms. Dolly is a former chairperson and now member of the SIHA Advisory Board. She is currently a program officer with Skills for South Sudan. She is a former field coordinator of Sudan Women's Voice for Peace and a trainer in peace building and conflict transformation. She is the former program coordinator of Women’s Action for Development, which conducted trainings in the Upper Nile Region of Sudan.


  • Saba Gebremedin

    Ethiopia

    Ms. Saba is a SIHA Advisory Board Member and Executive Director of NEWA- Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations. Previously she worked as Assistant Chief Prosecutor in the Special Prosecutors Office for ten years. She is a current member of the Ethiopian Women Lawyer Association. Additionally, she is the Co-chair of the IGAD- NGO/CSO Forum Regional Steering Committee, a member of the AU-ECOSOC General Assembly and a board member of the East Africa Sub Regional Initiative.


  • Peace Kyamureku

    Uganda

    Ms. Peace is currently the Technical Advisor for Women Fund Tanzania and the acting Executive Director of the Ruth Fund society for rural women in Uganda.  Previously, she was the Secretary General for National Association of Women in Uganda. In addition Ms. Peace was a Senior Research Officer with Uganda National Examinations Board and a Tutorial Assistant with Makerere University. 


  • Asmahaan Hassan

    Somaliland

    Ms. Hassan is a permanent member and advisor to the SIHA Board and the current Chairperson of Somaliland Umbrella organization “Nagaad” a network for women civil society groups in Somaliland.  She has been an activist for Somaliland women and their rights for the past 35 years.  In addition she works as a researcher with Somaliland Women's Research and Action Group (SOWRAG).