Africa Office

Our current work aims to strengthen the voices of marginalized people –  addressing capacity building of partners, mentoring, legal empowerment through paralegal training and national and regional advocacy in Kenya, Uganda, DRC, Tanzania and Rwanda. We want to strengthen the voices of these communities in national, regional and international human rights systems, undertake strategic legal cases on minority rights issues, and build the capacity of minority communities at the grassroots level to advocate for change.

Minorities in these countries face high levels of poverty, low access to basic services, low political participation, and suffer human rights violations on a daily basis. In order to create change, we work with marginalized communities to greater understanding of their human rights and resource control issues, strengthen their ability to use the law effectively, and improve their advocacy skills. We want to engage commitment from local, national and international decision-makers to protect minority rights in the long term. Read more about our current projects:

 

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Staff

Agnes Kabajuni Africa Regional Manager

agnes.kabajuni@mrgmail.org

Agnes is MRG’s Africa Regional Manager. She has over 16 years of experience in the field of human rights and has extensively worked in research and advocacy, both on international and national levels. Her area of expertise includes cultural rights, women’s rights and ethnic minority and indigenous rights.

Felicien Balikunda Programme Assistant

felicien.balikunda@mrgmail.org

Felicien is our Programme Assistant. He has six years of experience in the humanitarian field, where he worked as project manager in Uganda, and five years of advocacy experience. He is interested in education and development.

Christine Apio Administrator / Finance Officer

apio.christine@mrgmail.org

Christine is our Finance & Administration Officer. Among the other things, she prepares financial accounts for Management, donors and auditors and  offers finance and administrative support to MRG’s partners.

 

Janvier Bigrimana – Central and East Africa Legal Officer

janvier.bigirimana@mrgmail.org

Janvier is a Burundi qualified lawyer and human rights activist, with considerable experience representing victims of human rights abuses in East and Central Africa. He has experience in both national and international litigation, has worked as Secretary General of FOCODE (working on transitional justice in Burundi), is an active member of Burundi Bar Association and has also worked with NGOs such as Trial International and Lawyers Without Borders. Janvier joined MRG in December 2016 and speaks both French and English.

Contact us

Plot No. 5, Block D

Behind Capital Shoppers

off Kakungulu / UNEB Road

P.O.Box 31607

Ntinda, Kampala
Telephone: +256-0312266832

Mobile: +256-772-368850

Donors include:

Irish Aid – The Civil Society Fund

Allan Nesta Furgerson

Sylivia Adams Trust

Finnish Aid

European Commission

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