Our Governing Structure

The SIHA governing structure comprises of experienced persons forming the Board Advisory, Board and Program Advisors who oversee the organization’s operation, while keeping abreast of matters pertaining to strengthening the capacities of women’s rights organizations and addressing women’s subordination and violence against women and girls in the Horn of Africa.

Board Advisory

Omayma Elmardi

Omayma Elmardi

Board Advisor
Dolly Anek

Dolly Anek

Board Advisor
Asmahan Hassan

Asmahan Hassan

Board Advisor

Ms. Hassan is a permanent member, advisor to the SIHA Board and the current Chairperson of Somaliland Umbrella organization “Nagaad”.

Saba Gebremedhin

Saba Gebremedhin

Board Advisor
Monim Elagak

Monim Elagak

Board Advisor
Peace Kyamureku

Peace Kyamureku

Board Advisor

Board Members

Kaltun S.H Hasan

Kaltun S.H Hasan

Chairperson of the Board

Ms. Katlun is a Gender Expert & Women Rights Activist from Somaliland, & the current head of programs of Women Advocacy and Progress (WAPO).

Nasur Lily

Nasur Lily

Board Member
Dr. Sarra Rasheid

Dr. Sarra Rasheid

Board Member
Cecilia Daniel

Cecilia Daniel

Board Member

Ms. Cecilia is a Board Member of SIHA from South Sudan & the current Executive Director of Women Organisation for Food Basket based in Wau.

Rigbe Gebrehewariat Hagos

Rigbe Gebrehewariat Hagos

Board Member

Rigbe Hagos has experience in disability inclusion work- she is currently working with the Ethiopian Women Lawyers' Association.

Amal Salem Said

Amal Salem Said

Board Member

Ms. Amal is a SIHA board member from Djibouti and she is also a board member of Bender Djedid community association.

Program Advisors

Guleid Ahmed Jama

Guleid Ahmed Jama

Program Advisor
Kadra Omar

Kadra Omar

Program Advisor
Abdifatah Hassan Ali

Abdifatah Hassan Ali

Program Advisor
Ritah Akankwasa

Ritah Akankwasa

Program Advisor
Dr. Lyn Ossome

Dr. Lyn Ossome

Program Advisor
Katherine Donahue

Katherine Donahue

Program Advisor