Suleiman Abdulahi (Founder and Director)
HAPANI founder and Managing director Suleiman Abdulahi is a passionate human rights and social justice advocate with a strong social entrepreneurial, IT and business background.
Fluent in Arabic, Danish, English, and Somali, Suleiman was one of the first people involved in the development of multiple diaspora and civil society organisations. He was listed in the Ethnic Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009 and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland’s Level 1 Award in 2008.
Mohamed Edle Ahmed(Director and Chairperson)
Mohamed Ahmed is a highly experienced professional with a diverse background that worked for and with a wide range of stakeholders and organisations including public health, local government, Healthy Living Centre Alliance, local communities, educational setting, the private sector and 3rd sector organisations in delivering quality assured public health initiatives and services both within a professional and voluntary capacity.
Over the years, Mohamed has developed a passion for working with people who are refugees and asylum backgrounds and has delivered many projects through Hapani, an organization that helps refugees and asylum seekers integrate into their new communities. He is committed to empowering young people through youth work and community engagement. He is a dedicated and passionate individual who is always looking for ways to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
Hassan Abdi Mohamed(Board Treasurer)
Hassan Abdi Mohamed is highly qualified for community support. He has 15 years of experience with different organisations and agencies which involved refugees, asylum seekers and other ethnic. He has additional skills such as computer Skills: MS- Office including Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, PowerPoint, and Ms-Access plus different software applications, facilitation, communication, and presentation skills with various audiences.
Furthermore, Hassan always likes helping people and the community with special needs. He is passionate about investing his time and resources in helping the community, especially those with special needs, and preventing any problems in the community.
Hassan can speak, write, and understand Somali mother tongue), English (Good), Arabic.
Board of Trustees
Mohamed Edle Ahmed Board Chairperson
Sarah Hussein Amiin
Hassan Abdi Mohamed Board Treasurer
Foosiya Nuuh Board Member
Who We Are
Our Core Objectives
To develop independent initiatives that foster autonomy and participation among Horn of Africa individuals
To raise awareness within public services so they are able to respond flexibly to the needs of individuals from the Horn of Africa and beyond
To challenge intolerance towards individuals from African communities in Northern Ireland
To develop mutual support between Horn of Africa individuals, refugees, asylum seekers and their dependants, and members of the “host” community
To raise funds and resources for education and health-related projects in the Horn of Africa countries