Franck Kamunga Cibangu
Submitted by MkhosiB on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:50
Franck, from the DRC, is a human rights lawyer, Stanford University Fellow on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, and Oxford University (Refugee Studies Centre) Fellow on International Humanitarian Law.
With over 15 years’ experience in human rights and rule of law, governance, gender equality at global and continental levels, Franck has previously held several key positions including serving as Coordinator of the African Democracy Forum in Nairobi; Legal Advisor to the Electoral Commission in Kinshasa; Communication and Fundraising Specialist of the UN Women Country Office in the DRC; Executive Director at Droits Humains Sans Frontières; and Senior Legal Advisor in the Office of the Representative of the President of the DRC on the Fight Against Sexual Violence and Child Recruitment in the Armed Groups and Forces.
Franck has played a strong role in promoting democracy and governance in Africa through the World Movement for Democracy (NED Washington DC), African Democracy Forum, Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA Africa), Coalition for International Criminal Court, Pan-African Lawyers Network, Freedom House, Global Rights, Human Rights Council Advocacy Network, and International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. He holds awards from IDASA and New School University of New York, and 2008 Justice Makers Honour Award from the International Bridge to Justice in Geneva, Switzerland. Franck is fluent in both English and French. Please join me in welcoming Franck to OSISA and wishing him a successful assignment.