Hassan holds a postgraduate diploma in International Gender Studies from the University of Iceland, and a Bachelors of Science in Development Economics from Muteesa I Royal University. This degree path enables him to understand some of the more technical, and not just theoretical, benefits to gender and disability inclusive development. In the past he has worked in other NGO positions including Motivate Africa Initiative.

Hassan understands the unique challenges that face Ugandan citizens with disabilities; and has committed much of his life’s work to reversing negative trends in disability and development that currently exist. He has co-authored and presented papers—on disability and employment, and albinism in Africa—at the University of Pretoria. Hassan is an Alumni of the United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment from the University of Oklahoma.