Mohamed Abdilahi Duale is former serving as the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Before joining the Foreign Ministry, he worked in the humanitarian and development sector for over a decade. In 2015, Mr. Duale moved to the UK to pursue advanced degrees and at the same time worked in different capacities, particularly in community development, academia, and research. Most recently, Mr. Duale served as the lead consultant for the UNCDF/JPLG program, and visiting lecturer on public international law at the University of Har-geisa’s Graduate School. Mr. Duale also served as a legal advisor to the Somaliland Ports Authority Management team.


Mr. Duale has extensive experience in the democratization field, as he served as the program coordinator for the democratization program, a project implemented by SONSAF, one of the most prominent non-governmental/development sector organizations in Somaliland. In 2011, Mr. Duale was the vice-chairman of the Committee for Political Parties/Organization, a group of experts nominated by former President Ahmed Siilaanyo. Mr. Duale also contributed to the education sector as he was the co-founder and the first vice president of Alpha University, in Hargeisa, Somaliland.


Mr. Duale has a Master of Laws in International Law from the prestigious Bristol Law School at the University of West England, UK. In addition to that, he has a Post Graduate Diploma in Diplomacy from the University of Birmingham, and Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy from the Graduate School. Mr. Duale has a Bachelor of Commerce and Economics from the University of Osmania in Hyderabad, India.