Remembering Isse

Isse passionately believed in the potential of young people to resist violence and drive change in Somalia, and spent his adult life working for this vision to be realised. His leadership and direction pushed the perimeters of SADO’s work to inspire and empower thousands of individuals to work for the peace and prosperity of their communities. While SADO’s work inevitably had to scale down after Isse’s death, the continuation of participant-led activities in Kismayo demonstrates the legacy he left behind, and how his vision permeated every corner of his work.  

You can read a tribute to Abdullahi Isse with memories and messages from colleagues and friends, at