Razakh has spent the last decade working at the intersections of impact investment and socio-economic justice. He boasts experience working in international and domestic economic development, strategic planning and engagement, grantmaking, and research consulting. He holds an MPA in Social Impact, Innovation, and Investment at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service.
As a Program Manager with Co-Impact, Razakh works closely with the office of the Vice President to support strategy development, program coordination, and external engagement. Prior to joining Co-Impact, Razakh worked as a Program Officer with the Mobility L.A.B.s initiative at the Robin Hood Foundation, based in New York City. He supported program partners to create measurable and sustainable paths to building power & autonomy, economic success, and a sense of belonging in historically under-invested in communities.
Before moving to New York City, Razakh worked as a Community Development and Education Volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Comoros Islands, where he facilitated and managed the building of a public library, set up small business development grant streams for women-owned businesses, and received funding to build the first children’s playground made from locally sourced and re-purposed materials in Comoros.
Along with channeling resources into low-income communities, he is interested in how narrative can be used as a tool to work with communities to alleviate poverty, gender inequity, and institutionalized racism.
Razakh was born in Somalia and raised in Ethiopia. In his personal life, Razakh is a community organizer, aspiring baker, sci-fi/fantasy book worm, and outdoors aficionado. He and his family moved to the United States in the mid 90’s, through the U.S. Refugee Resettlement programs.