Abdinasir Omer currently serves as the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC). Born in the ancient port city of Berbera, Somaliland, Vice Minister Omer received his primary and secondary schooling in Berbera public schools. Attaining his university degree in Human Resource Management and Leadership from New Generation university in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Omer was quick to return to Somaliland after graduation to take part in the country’s collective effort to re-build and develop. Mr. Omer worked in the private sector before formally becoming a public servant in 2014 after he was appointed as the Director of the Planning and Development of the Berbera Local Council. Holding office until 2017, Mr. Omer is credited to have greatly contributed to various coordination, development and institutional decentralization efforts led by Berbera’s municipal government at the time, and in collaboration with the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG), a program designed to strengthen Somaliland’s local governances. Through this program, Mr. Omer travelled to several European and African countries, receiving training to further develop capacity in Somaliland’s local governance through means of improving decentralized services.
In 2017, following Somaliland’s 5th presidential elections, the country’s current president, President Muse Bihi Abdi, appointed Mr. Omer as the Vice Minister of Somaliland’s Ministry of Health Development. This Ministry leads in all efforts executing and implementing government health programs and policies in the country. Considering the different public health concerns that exist in Somaliland, Mr. Omer greatly contributed to this Ministry’s work. In 2019, Mr. Omer was appointed the Vice-Minister of Somaliland’s Ministry of Information, Culture and National Guidance. He held this office until 2021, after being appointed to his current position in the nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
As Foreign Vice-Minister, Mr. Omer continues to use his extensive knowledge in the field of leadership and governance in all efforts made by the MoFAIC promoting Somaliland’s foreign policy to boost the country’s national interests in the international forum.