Dekha Ibrahim Abdi (Somali: Deeka Ibraahiim Cabdi, Arabic: دخا إبراهيم عبدي‎) (born 1964) is a Somali peace practitioner based in Mombasa, Kenya. She works as a consultant to government and civil society organisations.


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Abdi is currently a trustee of Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) and of NOMADIC, a pastoralist organisation based in Wajir. She is a founding member of the Wajir Peace and Development Committee, the Coalition for Peace in Africa, and ACTION (Action for Conflict Transformation). Dekha has worked as consultant trainer on peacebuilding and pastoralists’ development with many local and international agencies: in Cambodia, Jordan, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, Netherlands, Israel, Palestine, Zimbabwe, the UK, Uganda and Kenya. She is an Associate of Responding to Conflict and has previously worked as RTC's Trainer and Learning Coordinator.

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In 2007, she was honoured with the Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the "Alternative Nobel Prize", which was presented at the Swedish Parliament by the Right Livelihood Award Foundation to those "working on practical and exemplary solutions to the most urgent challenges facing the world today". The Jury commended her "for showing in diverse ethnic and cultural situations how religious and other differences can be reconciled, even after violent conflict, and knitted together through a cooperative process that leads to peace and development".