Hamse Warfa - Consultant


Hamse Warfa is the founder and Principal of TAYO Consulting Group LLC, a professional services firm comprised of cross-sector experts with broad and deep experience in human development and poverty solutions. Hamse brings the unique experience of being displaced by war as a child and then living as a refugee in East Africa and as an immigrant to the United States.

Today, Hamse serves as trusted adviser in philanthropy working until recently with Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Philanthropies. He also brings his experience as a conflict resolution and peacebuilding strategist, serving as a board and executive committee member for Alliance for Peacebuilding.  Hamse is an internationally requested motivational speaker on conquering adversity and building resilience. He regularly speaks on the importance of education and academic success for low-income children and youth. To refugees and new immigrants in the U.S., Hamse serves as a great role model for successful immigrant integration into mainstream America.

In 2008, Hamse founded the Institute for Horn of Africa Studies and Affairs (IHASA), an organization using research and advocacy to help reduce/end the persistent violence in the Horn of Africa region while providing accurate information on the socio-economic and political situations of the region and the African Diaspora. Hamse is a part-time doctoral candidate for Public Administration at Hamline University. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at San Diego State University and M.S. in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College.