Management Committee


Dr. Nkurunziza Ryarasa Joseph
Dr. Joseph is a peace builder and a social justice activist. He is the Country Director & Founder of Never Again Rwanda, a peace building organization that promotes human rights and advocates peace among the Rwandan youth and the population at large. He is also the Board Director and Co-Founder of Health Development Initiative-Rwanda (HDI), a local NGO committed to improving the health of disadvantaged populations across Rwanda.
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Djingarey Maiga
Vice Chairperson
Djingarey Maiga has been the President of Femmes et Droits Humains / Women and Human Rights in Mali since 2000. Ms. Maiga is also the Coordinator of the African Network for Medical Abortion (ANMA) for the International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA). Her work aims at strengthening women’s human rights, specifically on the issues of reproductive and sexual health, political participation, female genital mutilation, and economic and educational rights.
Kingsley Nneji Bangwell
“In this life time, I will work for youth ONLY, that is why I wake up every day” says Kingsley Bangwell. As CEO of Youngstars Foundation, he works to build young people and strengthen youth organizations in the areas of democratic governance, entrepreneurship and leadership. Since inception Youngstars Foundation under his able leadership has directly conducted over 60 workshops, which resulted in over 500 step-down workshops, has a youth coalition and he has hosted hundreds of radio and television programs.
Maximilienne C. Ngo Mbe
Ms. Maximilienne Ngo Mbe is a Human Rights Defender and activist. She is the Executive Director for the Cameroon-based Network of Human Rights Defenders of Central Africa/ Réseau de Défenseurs des Droits Humains de l’Afrique Centrale (REDHAC) and in that capacity she has supported civil society organizations in Africa and activists on different mechanisms of defending and protecting human rights. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Pan African of Human Rights Defenders Network, the Coalition for an African Court for efficient Human and Peoples Rights; the Working Group of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) on Women Defenders situation, the Study Group of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights on Freedom of Association and Meetings; the Platform for Temporary Relocation of defenders at risk set up by the European Commission; a consultant to the African Union on issues of Democracy, Elections , Governance and Elections Observer of the African Union.
Jean-Robert Ilunga Numbi
Robert Ilunga Numbi is the president of the Amis de Nelson Mandela pour la défense des Droits Humains – Friends of Nelson Mandela for the Defence of Human Rights (ANMDH), an organisation which promotes conflict resolution and human rights in the DRC. His efforts are geared towards education for a culture of peace and nonviolence, education for Democracy and Human Rights and the preparation of the population in elections and training of election observers.
Terence Chitapi
Terence Chitapi is the founder of Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust which currently stands out as a capacity development forum for activists and community organizations who are focused on development work. He has also worked with social movements including chairing the Advocacy Committee of the Youth Empowerment and Transformation trust in 2013, representing sub-Saharan Africa at the World Youth Movement for Democracy in 2012 and has served on the National Taskforce of the National Constitutional Assembly.
Abdurashid Ali
Abdurashid Ali is the Executive Director of Somali Family Services (SFS) which is a non‐profit organization headquartered in Minnesota leading a Somali capacity enhancement entity, locally registered with the Ministry of Planning and Local Government in Garowe, Puntland. SFS also has an established regional support office in Nairobi, Kenya that coordinates the Somali Family Services International Program (IP). SFS was established in 2003 to serve Somali immigrants, their families and descendants in Minnesota and to improve the overall quality of life for Somali populations. Somali Family Services (SFS) through local and international partnerships, supports Somali capacity building and development initiatives in Democratic Governance and sustainable livelihoods, Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Financial Management, ICT in Education and promotion of interaction and exchange of knowledge, ideas and resources including peace and conflict management and promotion of Somali socio‐cultural awareness.

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