Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan
Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan

Fawsiyo’s influence stems from the fact that she was the first woman to be named Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia. She had a significant role in revitalizing the Somali economy by recovering national assets that were frozen, as well as signing an agreement with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan for bilateral cooperation. A similar agreement was also signed with China. Fowsiyo launched a TV channel named RAAD TV aimed at providing a better image of the unstable and war-torn Somalia.

Source of Influence: Political

Status: Featured in current year