Global Centre for Civic Education is led by an inclusive secretariat team that is passionate about using the constitution as an instrument of change and is committed to citizen’s action as people’s power.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND BOARD SECRETARY
Issack Hassan (or Proof, as he is commonly known) is a fifth generation Kenyan-Somali, born and raised in Wajir County. He has been Secretary to the board and CEO of GCCE since January 2013. He has previously served as Business Growth and Development manager at National bank of Kenya Ltd, a publicly listed Company involved in the growing assets and liability portfolios. Hassan is the author of numerous reports and governance articles on the role of Civil Society in Promoting Devolved Governance in Kenya, supporting Devolution, Citizens’ Role in Devolved Fund Monitoring at the County level – Access to Information and Devolved Funds in Kenya.
He writes and appears often on Radio talk shows on a range of topics, including contributing regularly to Wajir Community Radio, Star FM, and Weekends on Wajeer radio Service. He sits on the boards of several Schools and organizations, including Global Foundation for Community Development and Leadership, Wajir Primary and Wajir High School.
Hassan holds a Bcom degree (Finance Option) from the Management University of Africa, Certificate in Governance and Accountability Course from MS Training Centre for Development Corporation (TCDC) Arusha, Tanzania and he is also a Certified Public Accountant (K). He is currently pursuing his Masters in poverty and Social policy at Moi University. Member of institute of internal audit (IIA) and Kenya institute of management. His career spanning a period of 22 years has been varied and enriching in terms of management and leadership experience.
ABDULLAHI BASHIR MAALIM
FINANCE HEAD AND ADMINISTRATION
Abdullahi Bashir, provides Financial and administrative support to the smooth running of the organization. He is currently pursuing an MBA -Strategic Management and Human Resource at USIU-A. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Business Administration and Management) from Kampala International University and CPA section 4 with years of experience in accounting, and Human Resource Management from various organizations. His approach is to promote knowledge based decision making by providing appropriate practical policy advisory services to our organization.
ABDINOOR MOHAMED RAGE
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY & MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Abdinoor Rage is currently Monitoring and Evaluation officer with Global Centre for Civic Education. He is a development analyst and results expert with extensive experience and expertise in working with nongovernmental organization in identifying, documenting and utilizing results for sustainable development. As a seasoned M/E practitioner, Rage has worked extensively with Civil Society Organizations, Corporate Companies and Community groups across Northern Counties of Kenya on participatory approaches to sustainable development, rights-based approaches to engaging with stakeholder and building their capacity for results-based, conducting evaluations, program audits and setting up M&E systems.
Prior to joining GCCE, Rage worked in different capacities with various organization, first as team leader, SQUEAC Survey, Save the children Uk, as Project Officer, Veterinaries sans frontiers (VSF), as ICT Officer, Independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) and as ICT and Data management officer, Wajir south development association (WASDA). He holds a bachelor of business information technology from Kenya Methodist University, and Diploma in information technology, Thika School of medical and health science.
FAITH KANYIVA KITUKE
CORPORATE COMMUNICATION AND DIGITAL MARKETING
Kanyiva joined GCCE in May 2017 as a Communications Officer. With her Media background, Kanyiva has spent the past years on Media Monitoring in her capacity as a consultant. She has a special interest in social justice and human rights issues, particularly children’s rights. Being the Webmaster, Kanyiva is responsible for GCCE’s corporate communication, digital marketing, and online branding. She conceptualizes, develops and maintains our website and social media pages. She advocates for media literacy skills and safe use of social media to young people at a variety of schools during her free times.
Kanyiva holds a BA degree in Communication, diploma in business management, and currently pursuing a diploma in Public Relation. She is also a voting member of the Kenya Institute Management.
ABDIRAHMAN ABDULLAHI ALI
HEAD OF PROGRAMMES
Abdullahi Ali joined GCCE in August 2015 to head programmes and provide team Leadership. Ali develops and maintains a coherent programme strategy and operational plan for GCCE programmes and contributes to learning of our shared vision. His roles includes, fundraising – ensures that external funding is secured for GCCE programmes through relationship building, submission of funding proposals to institutional and corporate donors. Staff Management – develops programme staff and enables them, programme development, implementation and support, financial and Grants management, volunteer support systems development. Team Work – Works with the Executive Director, Heads of Departments, County Directors, and GCCE community members to enable effective programme development.
Prior to joining GCCE, Ali worked with Uraia Trust Consultancy on Civic Education as a Lead Consultant, National Muslim Civic Education Consortium (NAMCEC), as a Programme Officer, and Consortium for the Empowerment and Development of Marginalized Communities (CEDMAC), as a Programme Coordinator. Ali holds a Masters degree in Development Studies and Bachelor of Arts Degree course in Economics and Political Science from University of Nairobi and Certificate in Governance and Accountability and Economic Literacy and Budget for Accountability and Governance (ELBAG) Course MS Training Centre for Development Corporation (TCDC) Arusha, Tanzania.
SAID SHEIKH RASHID
Sheikh Rashid is a Kenya citizen who joined CGCCE in February 2013 as Project officer. Rashid’s role at GCCE has since diversified to include other projects. Rashid is also a member of the County Devolution Forum and is also involved with County civil society stakeholders. Rashid holds a bachelor degree in sociology from University of Nairobi and diploma in social work from the same University. After starting he career in Nairobi in various government and private sector posts, moved back to Wajir County to work in public affairs for a leading consultancy firm. Prior to joining GCCE, Rashid was a diplomat for the Kenya government in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs unit. Rashid Speaks Arabic and French.