Mahamed Madar is the Lead Capacity Development Specialist in Somali region. Before assuming this role, he served as Agriteam’s Capacity Development Technical Assistant in this region, serving on SNSF. Previous to his work with Agriteam Canada, Mahamed held various positions within the regional government, including Acting Department Head for Planning, M&E, Information Management, External Resource Mobilization and NGO Coordination. His wide range of knowledge and experience working with and through the Somali regional government’s systems enables him to interact effectively with government colleagues. Mahamed was instrumental in the completion of the capacity development needs assessment for pastoral regions, which has wide relevance for PSNP implementation agencies.