Director_Issak Hassan

Mr. Ahmed Issack Hassan, CBS is a lawyer and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public and a Certified Public Secretary. He has over 25 year progressive experience in Legal practice, public service and election administration.

 

He was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Uwiano Platform for Peace in Kenya for successfully facilitating the conduct of a peaceful National Referendum Process for the new Constitution in August 2010, Order of the Elder of the Burning Spear, EBS, Second Class, Civilian Division, in December 2010 in recognition of exemplary services rendered to the nation as Chairman of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission (IIEC) -Conferred by the President of the Republic of Kenya, Leadership Award in November 2011 from C101 East Africa, in appreciation of visionary leadership at the commission and foresight in embracing ICT as a transformation tool in the management of elections in Kenya, Outstanding Achievement Award in Election Management and Conflict Resolution by the International Center for Parliamentary Studies (ICPS) on 4th December 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,  Order of the Chief of the Burning Spear, CBS, First Class, Civilian Division, in December 2017 in recognition of outstanding and distinguished services rendered to the Nation as chairperson of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) - Conferred by the President of the Republic of Kenya.

 

He holds a Certificate in Contemporary Public Administration Management, Galilee International Management Institute, in Israel. Jan- February 2016, Certificate in Electoral Processes - Public Administration International (PAI), London, 2014, Post Graduate Diploma in Law, Kenya School of Law, September 1993 to August 1994, Nairobi, Graduate-University of Nairobi, 1989 to 1992: Bachelor’s Degree in law (LLB) Second Class Honors, Upper Division, Recipient of the Sakarben Sheth Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, Academic Year 1990/91.

 

He has held various positions including International Commissioner of Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Afghanistan- United Nations Elections Support Project (UNESP)- May 2019 to date, worked as an International Consultant (International Advisor to IEC), UN Electoral Support Project (UNESP) UNDP Afghanistan Aug 2018 to 28th February 2019;. Institutional Governance Adviser, UN Integrated Electoral Support Group (IESG), UNDP Somalia May 2018 to date; Advisor, Cambridge Conference on Electoral Democracy in the Commonwealth on 1st March 2017 to date; a Lead Consultant to the National Independent Electoral Commission of Somalia (NIEC) in the development of their 5-year strategic plan working under the Creative Associates International Inc., a USAID funded project. (Jan, Feb, October, November 2017); Chairperson, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Kenya- November 2011 to 20th January 2017 and Chairperson, Interim Independent Electoral Commission of Kenya (IIEC) - May 2009 to November 2011.


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