Adam Hussein Adam is an Equality and Citizenship program officer for Kenya. He has also worked as a program officer with both the Open Society Foundations African Union Advocacy Program and the Open Society Justice Initiative’s citizenship and statelessness project. Based in the OSIEA offices, he is responsible for advocacy work around gaps in citizenship protections in Kenya.
He has worked extensively on citizenship and diversity issues as they relate to discrimination, exclusion and conflict in Kenya. From 2001-2007, he worked with the Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE), first as head of projects and later as senior program officer in charge of diversity programs. Prior to that, he was responsible for developing and coordinating projects for the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA) in Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. He holds a Masters of Art degree in African Studies and a BSc degree in Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, and an International Diploma in Project Management from the University of Cambridge.