Abdul Mohammed

Chief of Staff and Senior Political Advisor, African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan

Abdul Mohammed serves as chief of staff and senior political advisor of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and South Sudan, chaired by Thabo Mbeki, former president of South Africa. He was previously the acting director of the A.U.-U.N. Hybrid Operation in Darfur’s political department, chairperson of the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and Consultation, and UNICEF’s representative to the African Union. He was the founder and executive director of the Inter Africa Group, a center for dialogue on humanitarian, peace, and development issues in the Horn of Africa. Mohammed has worked in various capacities for the World Council of Churches and the Church World Service and served as director of relief and emergencies for the Sudan Council of Churches. He has also been an advisor to the prime minister of Ethiopia on peace and reconciliation issues in the Horn of Africa. Over the last 25 years Mohammed has worked in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Kenya. 

Competition or Cooperation: The Horn of Africa and Broader Red Sea Basin at a Crossroads

On September 10, AGSIW hosted a virtual panel discussion examining if the countries of the Red Sea basin can turn deepening foreign engagement into opportunities for increased economic and political cooperation.

UAE Security Forum 2019: Reshaping the Future of the Horn of Africa

For the fourth consecutive year, AGSIW convened the UAE Security Forum, where U.S., UAE, and regional partners gathered to find creative solutions to some of the region’s most pressing challenges.