I am the Principle Founder of Papua New Guinea Human Rights Foundation which is the first national human rights institution in PNG. The foundation is recently established and currently I am heading the research on human rights issues. The foundation goal is to protect, promote and address human rights in the areas of economic rights, social rights (education, health, gender, and youths) political rights, civil rights, cultural rights and environmental rights and to monitor and report to our stakeholders including the National Government, United Nation, World Human Rights Watch and other interested organisations. As a student leader in university and college, I promoted human rights at the national and subnational government. I also promoted governance, sustainable peace building, political stability, democracy and rule of law.
I completed my studies at the University of Papua New Guinea in 2016 and was awarded a BA major in political science and a minor in public policy management. As a student, I was a popular student leader who addressed socio-economic and political issues affecting our country. Since my interest is to serve humanity, after graduating I formally started my research in the human rights affecting the country and met all legal requirements to run the foundation. Currently, the team of experts is designing the first signature project aptly known as “Action Against Witchcraft Accusation and Prosecution in PNG”. Between 2011 and 2012 I was the officer responsible for conducting a very successful democratic national general election in my home province. I also have a Diploma in Business Management and worked in both the private and public sectors.
SAMSON HAILEYESUS KEBEDE
OLBIOS CORRESPONDENT ETHIOPIA
Samson Haileyesus Kebede has a BSc in Construction Technology & Management from Addis Ababa University and a Diploma in Leadership from Project Management Institute. Samson has represented Ethiopian youth in various International projects & programs including high level meetings, seminars and conferences concerning the youth. He is Youth Ambassador, representative of Ethiopia for the Global Youth Ambassadors Program. Country Director of Sira-Tukole Project in Ethiopia (2015 – 2017), Country Director and Project Manager of Sira-Tukole Project, an Entrepreneurship training project aimed at impacting 2000 university students in 3 East African countries (Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya). The project was funded by Fredskopset (FK Norway) and implemented by AIESEC entities in all the 3 countries, namely AIESEC in Ethiopia, AIESEC in Kenya and AIESEC in Uganda. He was active in International Youth Delegation for Ethiopia (2015 -2017), a Youth delegation of Ethiopia for various National and International events and programs representing the National Youth Council. Samson was National Project Manager of AIESEC in Ethiopia responsible for managing AIESEC exchange projects in all universities in Ethiopia
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