Hashim has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from the Sikkim Manipal University, India and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Project Management from Sudan International University. In his current role as Project Manager for the British Council, he has extensive experience working with communities and educational programs in Sudan, specifically in grant-funded projects partnering with ministries of education, schools, universities, and socially responsible partners. For large-scale projects, he has implemented, monitored, and evaluated a portfolio of large scale teachers’ training programs in ten states around Sudan through a partnership with the Federal Ministry of General Education. In this role, he assessed the impact and results of the program, suggested improvements, and provided feedback. He has been organizing over 20 Management Forum sessions for young and mid-career professionals and business practitioners in association with MTN (a regional telecoms company operating in Sudan). Most recently, Hashim has managed Premier Skills (a project in partnership with Sudanese Football Association, the British Embassy, USAID, and the Youth and Youngsters Organization) to train and coach educators. This project supports community youth football leagues to productively engage youth and build the capacity of coaches in inclusive community development activities. Hashim has also designed an art-and-music community-based project, which utilizes art and music to turn negative behaviors into positive ones. He organized Open Mic events and cultural forums at the British Council to give a platform to youth and develop their talent. Hashim’s overall aim is to develop youth as social entrepreneurs.

Host Organization: Making Cents International

 Role at Host Organization: As the Youth Development Research Associate, Hashim will be supporting the Vice President of Youth Development and the technical team in conducting research; developing monitoring and evaluation strategies; contributing to new business development; and creating strategic action plans and products on topics related to cross-sectoral youth development, youth economic opportunities, and soft skills development. He will also enhance technical assistance through assessments, capacity building, and monitoring & evaluation.