Board Member Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi is Director of KOW Media Corporation (KMC), a Somali-owned media company based in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Abdi also set up and runs the KOW Media Foundation, an NGO based in Hargeisa which promotes peace in the Horn of Africa.
KOW Media is a locally owned and run operation, and both the company and the foundation work at the grassroots level. KOW media prides itself on its local and regional knowledge and its ability to bring locally relevant programming to the Somali people.
Abdi’s vision for the Horn of Africa and for all of Africa is one of peace and prosperity. As a businessman and as a social innovator, he is working toward making that vision a reality.
Kow Media Corporation has worked extensively in partnership with IREX Europe using art as a vector for social change. In September 2014, IREX Europe and KMC will host the 2nd Somali Peace Festival in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
IREX Europe assists in the development of nations and peoples by providing services, programs, infrastructure and technologies that improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, foster pluralistic civil society development, and reduce conflict.