Research & Consultancy


Hano Research & Consultancy Firm (HRC) is a multidiscipline Consultant and Research based in Mogadishu, Somalia. HRC is an extension of Hano Academy that deals with Research and Consultancy. HRC works in a variety of research fields partnering with different entities to provide studies that add value to their work that are evidence-based, relevant, and valid. HRC collaborates with other researchers in different parts of the world to enhance organizational capacity and ensure that the product is professionally done and delivered in a timely manner. The firm has a good grasp of the local socio-cultural-historical-political and security environment where data collection, interviews, focus group discussions, and analysis of data is taking place and applies professionalism and work strategies that are customized to any given situation.


HRC specialize in research and consultancy. HRC have a deep understanding of the problem solution and policy environment which it takes place. This means HRC can quickly get to the heart of the issues faced by our clients, and can draw on our insights and network to find solutions. HRC have a genuine desire to make a difference to the way research is managed, disseminated and commercialized, and set ourselves the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.


Research takes place in a complex ecosystem where change comes slowly and relies on consensus. HRC won’t try to shortcut this process, or pretend these challenges don’t exist. But HRC will usually have a good idea of what to look at, who to speak to, and what approach is needed to deliver meaningful results. HRC is respected by many key stakeholders in academic research and scholarly communications. This allows us to make connections and source information that others cannot. HRC’s work spans organizational and national boundaries and we frequently provide independent expertise at the nexus between government, academia and the private sector.


Working closely with our clients, HRC ensures a full understanding of the existing context and evidence base relevant to any project, then builds on this through quantitative and qualitative methods to deliver fresh insights. HRC has run a large number of sophisticated field and online surveys, and HRC can deliver, workshops, interviews, and focus groups both face-to-face and through videoconferencing technology. Our blend of academic rigor and commercial acumen allows us to deliver results that withstand critical scrutiny. By bringing to bear specialist expertise in data analytics and financial modeling, HRC is committed to giving clear answers and practical solutions in an accessible and informative way.


HRC makes sure project outcomes are defined clearly from the outset, and we do everything in our power to deliver polished results, on time and on budget. We deliver high-quality outputs in written, graphical, and video formats. If HRC isn’t the right people for a project, we’ll tell you this honestly – and if we’re fully committed, HRC will decline opportunities rather than sell existing clients short.

Finding common ground between academia, government and the private and third sectors lies at the heart of what we do. We help organizations implement the right systems and processes to enable excellent research, and work globally to shape improvements to scholarly communications, ensuring research outputs can be shared more effectively. We work to pinpoint the impact arising from research, helping our clients develop and maintain world-leading and internationally excellent reputations across academic disciplines. We help organizations identify and realize knowledge exchange and commercialization opportunities, and advise businesses and not-for-profits on how to harness academic and non-academic expertise.




We undertake a number of professional research and research related activities for Public sector, Civil Societies, NGOs, INGOs, CSOs, educational institutions and private sector. These include market research, fieldwork, data collection, report writing, compiling proposals, manuals, and guidelines, as well as conducting academic literature reviews on chosen topics.

The challenges of managing research are substantial and growing, yet few third-party service providers truly understand research management, effective dissemination and commercialization. HRC is different.

HRC delivers focused services to help research-active organizations manage their processes and outputs more effectively. We have extensive experience working with research-intensive organizations, and we can bring to bear a range of approaches to more clearly understand our clients’ practices and priorities.

We have expertise in business process mapping and redesign, reviewing organizational structures and resourcing levels, advising on systems selection and implementation, running surveys, and designing and facilitating qualitative interviews and focus groups.

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • 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