Mohammed serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region at ICRD, where he provides a wide range of support for the Center’s community engagement and research programs in Yemen and Pakistan, including evaluating and communicating with local partners and undertaking translations.
Hailing from Sana’a, he has experienced the impacts of the civil war and conflict in Yemen first-hand, both in a professional capacity and as a civilian. Prior to joining ICRD, Mr. Al-Samawi worked as a Senior Logistics Officer with Oxfam and World Relief, and as a freelance researcher for Boehncke Information Technology GmbH for more than two years. In those capacities, he authored more than 30 studies and reports about Yemen, and reported extensively on Sudan, including Darfur. He is currently writing his memoir for HarperCollins Publishers.