Hamse Warfa is the founder and Principal of TAYO Consulting Group LLC, a professional services firm comprised of cross-sector experts with broad and deep experience in human development and poverty solutions. Hamse is connected to local, national and global networks of human development professionals, thought-leaders and policy experts. Hamse brings the unique experience of being displaced by war as a child and then living as a refugee in East Africa and of being an immigrant to the United States. Born in Somalia, Hamse escaped Somalia’s civil war and spent three years living as a refugee in Kenyan camps before having the opportunity to move with his family to the United States in 1994. He documented his experiences as the author of America Here I Come: A Somali Refugee’s Quest for Hope (Sunshine Publishing, 2014). His zeal to turn adversity in his life into growth opportunities for others is a direct result of these experiences.