Ms. Habiba Dahir is a program officer for the Women in International Security – Horn of Africa (HoA). She focuses on the research and programming related activities on Countering Violent Extremism, particularly in countries in the Greater Horn of Africa. Ms. Habiba was previously part of EU-funded programme Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism in the Horn of Africa (STRIVE). The program involved building mutual trust of highly complex network of stakeholders. She holds a Masters Degree in International Relations with a focus on East Africa.