Aden Aw-Hassan

Aw-Hassan

Aden A. Aw-Hassan, ICARDA

Aden A. Aw-Hassan is a Principal Agricultural Economist and Director of Social, Economics, and Policy Research Program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), with research interests in impact assessment, rural livelihood development, market research and institutional arrangement. Aden A. Aw-Hassan graduated from Somali National University in 1982, and received a Master of Science degree from Utah State University in 1988 and a PhD degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University in 1992. Since November 2009, Aden has been Director of the Social, Economics, and Policy Research Program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). He has over 20 years of experience in agricultural research and development. He also worked as extension service officer and Regional Manager in the mid 1980’s and has accumulated practical experience in agricultural research systems in developing countries.

In his current position as Program Director, Aden leads ICARDA’s research program on social sciences and policy in the dry areas; plans, designs and conducts research in a variety of  areas, including social and economic impact of climate change, technology adoption and monitoring; market value chain analysis and research impact analysis. He maintains a wide network of partners from advanced institutions, development projects, and NGOs. In addition to that, Aden works with graduate students and manages research project teams.

Source: CCAFS