Kelsey Frandsen

Position: Program Specialist
Expertise: International Development, Somalia, Communications, Business Development

Kelsey Frandsen is the Program Specialist for the Shuraako program.  At Shuraako, she is part of the business development team where she supports the development of new projects, strategic communications, and events. She brings valuable experience working with international NGOs and developing policy and economic programs in East Africa. Kelsey attended McGill University where she earned a degree in international development and communication studies. She spends her free time traveling, skiing, hiking, and enjoying live music.


  • WIP! Case Studies

    WIP Case Studies - Invest in Africa

    In partnership with Shuraako and Oxfam, Work in Progress! is a program offering tailored business development services (BDS) to selected medium and small sized enterprises (SME) that demonstrate strong potential for employing women and youth in Somaliland.

  • SIF 2017 Outcome Report

    Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 Outcome Report

    Shuraako, in partnership with the Somaliland Ministry of Trade and Investment, the Somaliland Ministry of Energy and Minerals, and the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Somaliland Investment Forum 2017 (SIF 2017) September 19–21, 2017.

  • Somali AgriFood Fund Case Studies

    Somali Agrifood Case Studies

    These case studies highlight how four businesses in Somalia and Somaliland leveraged investments through the AgriFood Fund to increase production and efficiency.