Prior to joining Conciliation Resources in late August 2012, Aden worked with DFID in Nairobi for four years as a Senior Programme Officer, Somali Programme. Prior to that he worked with the International Rescue Committee as the Team Leader in a Horn of Africa Civil Society Development Programme. He has also worked with CARE International in Northern Kenya and a joint World Bank-Government of Kenya Programme.
Aden holds an MA in International Studies from the University of Nairobi. He has also written political and security analysis on Somalia and Kenya for Oxford Analytica and the Control Risks Group.
Languages other than English: Kiswahili (fluent), Somali (fluent) and Arabic (good).