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Idil Farah

Analyst, Somalia

Crisis Group Role

Idil Farah joined International Crisis Group as an Analyst for Somalia in December 2017. Based in the region, she specialises in governance, political reconciliation, and federalisation processes in Somalia, with a focus on the role of the media and advocacy in Somalia’s post-conflict political recovery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Politics in Somalia
  • Governance/Policy Development
  • Media & Civil Society
  • Gender-mainstreaming/Youth political participation
  • Advocacy & Peacebuilding Processes

Professional Background

Idil previously worked on USAID-funded projects in Somalia and holds a degree in political science from the University of Alberta, Canada.


English and Somali.