In her teen years, she joined PRISM as a quest for peacebuilding. She has a Masters in Comparative Ethnic Conflict and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Human Rights Law.
From 2004, she has worked as the Campaigns and Media Officer at Amnesty International in Northern Ireland. For the last 15 years, she has worked across Amnesty, Oxfam, the UN and Christian Aid. From 2011 to 2015 at Oxfam, she was responsible for leading the Middle East policy and advocacy team during the time of the Arab Spring focusing specifically on Yemen, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory and led the Oxfam Advocacy response to the Syria Crisis. She has since worked very closely with Yemeni Women activists and CSOs, Colombian Women HRDS, Women Lawyers in CAR calling for Women’s representation in the transitional Council, as well as women leaders in Sudan as part of the transition period, facilitating Ala Salah to address the UN security council.
Last year while at Oxfam, she managed the development and launch of the IMatter campaign a campaign which worked with women crisis contexts to gain a seat at the table in peace talks, as part of this campaign. One of the tactics of this campaign was to use art, poetry and drama. She also commissioned and co-authored a paper with renowned women peace and Security experts, on how to transform power and put women at the heart the Women peace and Security agenda. She currently leads the Global Policy and Advocacy team at Christian Aid.
is an activist who has successfully led grassroots campaigns in over 40 African
countries with over 15 years experience in the non-profit sector and
specializes in practical issues associated with Climate Change, Open Data,
advocacy campaigns and development policies as it affects rural and deprived
He is also the Founder of Follow The Money, a Pan-African grassroots data-driven movement and leads a team of technology and innovation-driven campaigners to amplify the voices of marginalized grassroots communities in promoting accountability as it affects utilization of public funds focusing on specific communities across Africa. His Follow The Money initiative emerged winner of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Mobilizer 2019 Award. This announcement was made at the SDG Global Festival of Action which was held in Bonn, Germany.
He is currently the Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE), under his leadership in 2017, CODE won the ONE Africa Award which recognizes, rewards, and advances the exceptional work of Africa based organisations; dedicated to helping the continent achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also, CODE won The Council of Europe Democracy Innovation Award which recognizes Follow The Money as one of the leading ground- breaking initiatives in the world that are promoting democratic principles.
Hamzat was honored and recognized on the 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government by Apolitical, a global network for government, helping public servants find the ideas, people and partners they need to solve the hardest challenges facing our societies.
He is a Malala Fund Education Champion and the co-founder of Social Voices, a digital publication rooted in practice of public service journalism, using a solutions-oriented reporting approach and has joined his voice on different platforms and policy influencing coalitions across Africa such as the Not Too Young To Run movement which drives youth political inclusion.
Leveraging on Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and other mobile phone technologies, CEO and an educator, Ms. Hla Hla Win is on a mission to democratize access to quality education. She received her master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and her undergraduate degree in Education from William Penn University and a leadership diploma from East West Centre at Hawaii University.
She was also selected for the prestigious Singularity University program, based in NASA research centre in Silicon Valley for the program for entrepreneurs to address big problems where they can impact a billion users. After launching the 360ed company in Silicon Valley, she moved the headquarter to Myanmar and has built a team of 70 individuals. 360ed is providing policy advice, conducting teachers training and applying technological innovation to pedagogy in Myanmar.
Their work had been recognized by UNESCO and received an award for innovation in digital technologies in February 2018 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. She is now heading Myanmar office and working on EdTech projects dedicated to bringing scalable, immediate, and exponential impacts in transforming national education and beyond.