Hussien holds MSc in Environment and Climate Change Management from Ethiopian Civil Service University and BSc in Agriculture (Rural Development and Agricultural Extension) from Haramaya University, Ethiopia. He has more than 12 Years of Experience in the areas of Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Research, Climate Change Adaptation, Program Management in the areas of Livelihoods, Food Security and Nutrition. Hussien has worked with the Government of Ethiopia in Somali Region for many Years in the Agricultural Research sector and has also worked with OXFAM, Welthungerhilfe and Action Against Hunger USA in Ethiopia and Somalia as Field Coordinator, managing overall Programs in Somali Region and as a Project Manager, officer and Expert in Different capacities.
Hussien currently works with IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre as a Community Mobilization expert for a Climate Change Adaptation Program. Hussien is interested in the areas of Community Development, Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Natural Resources Management.