Hano Academy


HRC works with ambitious clients who want to define the future, not hide from it. Organizations, private sector, government officials and educational institutions consult us to solve industry-defining challenges in: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, across all industries and geographies. Our unique approach to change management helps structure, orchestrate and enable sustained results.

Our consultancy stresses on the importance of adopting collaborative approaches in all we do. We deliver integrated solutions, complementing our capabilities with a curated ecosystem of the world’s leading innovators to achieve better, faster, more enduring results for clients.

It feels different to use our consultancy services because our team is unlike any other. We bring a fresh perspective, mutual trust and infectious energy to every client relationship.

Strategy & Systems

We support strategy development through our expertise in bibliometrics and bring considerable expertise in the selection and implementation of Current Research Information Systems (CRIS).

Benchmarking & Evaluation of research support

We help institutions evaluate the effectiveness of their research support functions, providing independent expert advice informed by our knowledge of practice across the higher education sector.

Training, facilitation and consultancy

We deliver training, facilitation and consultancy for institutional managers, researchers and research support staff on topics ranging from strategy development to team-building, and from financial management to partnership development.

Realizing Potential of digital technologies

We investigate the impact of new technologies like cloud computing and text and data mining on the way research is communicated and re-used, and help clients position themselves to reap the benefits arising from the research findings. We also utilize the online workshops and conferences, and the integrated in-person interactions to get more data that enables us to come up with concrete research findings. As part of the digital applications, we utilize mobile phone data collections which is advantageous in capturing a huge target population both in rural and urban areas.

Knowledge exchange and commercialization

Hano Research and Consultancy Firm’s other strand of activity focuses on enabling knowledge exchange, demonstrating impact and supporting commercialization. We help streamline interactions between research organizations, government, business and not-for-profits, identifying what works and promulgating good practice. HRC uses its experience in impact capture and evaluation to help organizations demonstrate and communicate the value of their research, and work hand-in-hand with research institutions to evaluate and develop commercial opportunities.

Our Team

The team at HRC comes from a variety of backgrounds (International, Regional and National), allowing us to offer a broad spectrum of services to our clients. In addition, we have a wide network of associates who can contribute specialist expertise when required. HRC comprises experienced professionals from different fields. The team has a wealth of experience in conducting research, mentorship, data collection, and report writing among others. The noble minds work collaboratively to attain desirable results in all undertakings. We pride ourselves as one of the top local Research and consultancy firms in Somalia as we utilize both Somalis and non-Somalis. Our good reputation is as a result of the quality work we deliver and the kind of talent we have.

Key attributes of our team

  • • We are composed of experienced professionals drawn from different parts of the world
  • • Our team members have more than 50 years’ experience between them, in conducting research and consultancy
  • •We are well-versed in different data collection methods including interviews, focus group discussions and remote steering among others
  • • Our team have experience working in volatile areas such as Somalia, and non-volatile areas such as Kenya, UK, Denmark and the USA
  • • Experienced workshop and seminar facilitators and moderating focus group discussions
  • • Experienced in data compiling and report writing