Nasra Ismail

Nasra A. Ismail

Somalia NGO Consortium

Nasra A. Ismail is a development practitioner with over 10 years of international development experience in Africa, Asia and Europe.

She was recently country director of Somalia for Oxfam International and previously spent 8 years with the US government managing public sector programmes. Prior to that, she consulted in Washington DC, and managed large-scale poverty reduction programmes aimed at strengthening the capacity of local, regional and national governments in resource constrained countries.

She holds a Bachelors Degree from the George Washington University and multiple professional certificates from top tier universities like Harvard, Oxford and Berkeley. 

Conference sessions

Lead strand

In this session, we’ll examine the data on gender inequality and interrogate the barriers we need to overcome for a more equal balance in our sector’s leadership.



Tue, 03/19/2019 - 15:15 to 16:15
Fund session

What is the role of donors beyond giving money and does it hinder international development?



Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:45 to 12:15