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Emelyne Hakizimana

Burundi & University of the Western Cape, 2020

Emelyne has been an activist for human rights since she was in secondary school. She is a lawyer by training and has done three months of internship at the East African Court of Justice. She benefited from a scholarship at Hope African University. Emelyne is an alumnus of the University of South Africa in Management of Democratic Elections in Africa.

Emelyne works closely with La Benevolencija Youth Coalition in Action, among other organisations. She is a founding member of the Institute of Scientific Research for Development hosted by Hope Africa University where she is an associate researcher and administrative assistant. She has a publication titled "Le Chemin vers la paix" in the book "Dreaming of Peace and Cohesion in the Great Lakes Region". She worked in a research team doing a fieldwork and data collection on the project "Wounded Memories: Perception of past violence in Burundi and perspectives for reconciliation" by IJR in collaboration with the Institute of Scientific Research for Development since 2017.

Emelyne is working as a researcher on the project “Du passé Composé au Futur simple" with La Benevolencija and the Institute of Scientific Research for Development. She part of the Burundi Research Network and is the co-founder of Save Africa Youth campaign which assists youth to gain knowledge and acquire relevant skills for development.

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