Current & Past Interns & Visiting Researchers
Edil Ga’al joined EHAHRDP as an ICT summer intern. She is a second year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and African Studies at the University of Toronto. Edil is a member of the 2014-2015 Munk One cohort. Munk One is a Foundational Year Program offered to 30 first year students by the Munk School of Global Affairs. She has also volunteered with NGOs in the Greater Toronto Area. Edil grew up in a family of activists and was inspired at a very young age. At EHAHRDP, Edil will be working on the written publication for the 10-year anniversary celebration and other related projects.
Mary Owusu is pursuing a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. She holds an Honours Bachelor Degree in Political Science with minor in Spanish studies from Western University in Canada and has spent time in both East and West Africa doing human rights work. She has conducted human rights research as an intern with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Uganda and the Female Lawyers Association Gambia (FLAG), where she also facilitated female paralegal training and supported the legal intake office. She is now completing an internship as part of the joint EHAHRDP and York International’s Global Internships program and will be conducting research on the state of HRDs in Africa, in addition to engaging in strategic human rights litigation and communications support at EHAHRDP with the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network.
Clementine de Montjoye, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, France
Clementine de Montjoye was a research fellow from June to December to 2014 while pursuing a Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action at the Paris School of International Affairs. She completed a six-month research project on Burundi and authored “2015: Burundi at Turning Point” as part of the Open Society Foundations Internship for Rights and Governance (OSIRG).
Mr. Devin Holterman joins EHAHRDP as a research and capacity building intern for the summer of 2012. Devin holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Mount Royal University and is currently studying his Masters of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. Devin’s focus for the internship will be split between the capacity building and research departments where he will be assisting both ongoing and new projects.
Ms.Yvonne Nyawira is currently an intern at EHAHRDP. She is a student at York University.Her undergradate are of study is International Development and Human Rights and Equity Studies. She also holds a Law Clerk diploma from Algonquin College.At EHAHRDP she is doing research on HRD’s and assisting in the other departments.
Ms. Samia Tecle is a past intern with the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (2009). She holds a double-major Honours Bachelor degree in Political Science and International Development Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada. She also holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Refugee and Forced Migration. During her time at EHAHRDP, Samia provided wide-ranging support to the various units of EHAHRDP. She rapporteured two Human Rights Defender trainings and produced reports for this purpose. In addition, she prepared a bi-annual newsletter. Samia was able to accompany staff on 3 out of town field missions in addition to an Advocacy Mission to the European Union. More recently in 2011, she represented EHAHRDP at the IASFM 12 Conference held in Kampala, Uganda. Her experiences with EHAHRDP have allowed her to amass a wealth of field knowledge as well as make her aware of the pertinent issues relating to the situation of HRDs in the Horn of Africa.
Ms. Mpairwe Monia holda a Bachelors in Law and also has a pursuing diploma in Legal practices.
She attended Various workshops, trainings and Conferences that added to her skills.
She also carried out community fundaraising and Sanitary Health awareness and blood donation drive with Red cross.
Ms. Kentaro Charlyn satrted her internship in July 22nd 2010 which went on for 6months. She developed web material for the project, wrote an opinion editorial piece for the organization published in the independent newspaper., compiled reports and contributed to the newsletter, handled travel and logistics at EHAHRDP.
Ms. Almas Elman holds a Bachelors in Social Science, Honors in International Development and Globalization.
Artillery Techician(Canadian Armed Forces)
Negotiations assistant(Indian Northern Affairs Canada)
Junior Policy analyst(Industry Canada). At EHAHRDP she contributed to writing reports and handling travel and logistics for the different project participants also organizing for different trainings that took place.
Ms. Noowe Barbrah holds a degree in Development Studies.
She was a volunteer and peer educator with Uganda youth anti AIDS association. From June-August 2008.
June 2006 to august 2007 field trainee with Uganda red cross society.
She also did some research at makerere institute of social research baseline study in January2009
she was also a reasearch assistant at straight talk foundation Uganda 2008
Ms. Birungi Helen holds a bachelorss in Social work and social Administration work experience
she was an accounts executive at pentagon communications group, 2010
she was also a team leader at building resources across communities 2009
Uganda Women’s Effort to save Orphans 2008
Health Assistant at Kampala city council 2007
At EHAHRDP she joined as an intern under the Education department.
Ahmedsaddik Yusuf Mohamed
Mr. Mohamed prior to leaving Somalia was a journalist working with the Hiran Journalists Club as the Executive Director. He was also a founding member of the Somali Journalists Network which is currently the National Union of Somali Journalists and in addition worked with the Hiran Welfare Society an organisation working with women and children as well as other minority groups in the country.
He received threats and was physically attacked in June 2007 during which attack he sustained injuries which necessitated his evacuation to Kampala for treatment
On arrival , he applied and was granted refugee status after he had recovered and settled in, he was given an internship opportunity at EHAHRDP.
Ms. Amal Ga’al is studying a degree in Bachelors of Arts, economics and Global Affairs major
Victoria Park collegiate Institute-international baccalaureate diploma.
Child study center Yale school of medicine 2011
summer program facilitator- June – august 200
Receptionist June-August 2008
volunteer- international development center of the Roosevelt institute- September 2010.
integrated refugee and immigrant services-Direct assistance Volunteer- September 2010.
Volunteer for Hope for African Children. At EHAHRDP she was mainly involved with the Education department where she mostly contributed to writing reports.
Ms. Patience Mugabirwe holds a degree in Development studies from Uganda Christian university, she also has a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation, gender awareness, ethics and integrity and Economics Development.
She interned with EHAHRDP from October 2011 to february 2012.