New member introductions (17 May to 30 May, 2018)

introductions

(Abdulrasaq Kareem) #22

I work on peace advocacy and policy analysis for grassroots development


(Hiba Abdi) #23

I’m student I live in Somalia


(Alioum Bouba) #24

bonsoir merci de l’honneur que vous me faites en m’accueillant dans votre grande famile. actuellement nous travaillons avec mon organisation sur les droits des peuples autochtones au foncier . tout aide dans le domaine est le bienvenu.


(Ecilo Mulubi) #25

Hello,

Thank you very much for your welcome in this Network where I will get to improve my skills and earn much strategies for myself and my organization, where I will aslo share my knowledge with other members.

For now, What I would like to know is , how many people will be invited to participate to this Citizenship Learning exchange in Nairobi?

Thank you.


(Michael Otto) #26

Hello @CHINOIS, thank you for your question and happy to welcome you to the network-- I look forward to seeing you in discussions and elsewhere as you become acquainted!

Regarding the upcoming learning exchange in Kenya, it is tailored for practitioners working with stateless groups around issues of national identity and citizenship. We foresee approximately 10 network members participating, although the exact number will depend on where participants are coming from and the airfare involved. Let me know if you have any other questions, and welcome again.


(Alioum Bouba) #28

thank you. good evening I am ALIOUM BOUBA. project coordinator at USFE CAMEROON. I discovered this community through a shared application link in a WhatsApp group. At the moment my association and I are working on the rights of indigenous peoples to land and rights of environmentalists. any help in this area is welcome.

I are working on the rights of indigenous peoples to land and rights of environmentalists. any help in this area is welcome.


(Ernesto Paruque) #29

I was born in Zandamela small village of Inhambane province country MOZAMBIQUE.

Found this page from NAMATI website it because i am looking for Driver job in my country MOZAMBIQUE and unemployed at moment i do have family to care.

I subscribe in your pages as well please I need your helpful if able to help me to find out something to do in Mozambique.

Thank you so much my dear.

Kindly regards


(Niasehkar Gluaseay) #30

Dear Tobias,

My name is Niasehkar Gluaseay, Jr., a Liberian, born in LAMCO, Yekepa, Nimba County, the rural part of the country. I am a father of five (5) children and married to Beth Nyambura Sila Gluaseay, a Kenyan citizen.

I attended high school at Bishop Carroll High School in Yekepa and graduated in 1999. In 2002, I moved to Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia to pursue college education. I enrolled at the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU), Monrovia, Liberia in 2003 and graduated in 2006; acquiring a Bachelor’s of Science (BSc) degree with distinction in Public Administration. After gaining some years of work experiences, I travelled to Kenya in 2011 on a scholarship program to seek advanced education. I obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Nairobi (UoN), Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa in 2012. While in Nairobi, I wrote the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) exams and got qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

I have a wealth of diversified job experiences acquired progressively over the past ten (10) years serving in capacities such as Marketing Executive of the Renaissance Communication Incorporated (RCI), Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) Republic of Liberia, Manager for Quality Assurance at the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), State Auditor and Manager for Training and Professional Development at Liberia’s Supreme Audit Institution, the General Auditing Commission (GAC); Chief Audit Executive at the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), Director of Communications for the K-33 Ventures, Inc. and Lecturer of Management Sciences at the University of Liberia (UL).

Prior to serving in the roles mentioned, I was a student leader and advocate. Between 2004 and 2011, I served as President, Student Union Government (SUG), A.M.E. Zion University College, Benson Street, Monrovia, Liberia; Vice President, Private Universities Students Association (PUSA), Liberia; President, Nimba University College Students Association (NUCOSA), A.M.E. Zion University College, Benson Street, Monrovia, Liberia; Assistant Director for International Affairs, Liberia National Students Union (LINSU), Monrovia, Liberia; Chairman for PAAJAY, Liberia; and Vice President for International Affairs for Mashujaa Wa Africa, Nairobi, Kenya respectively.

Currently, I am a Legislative Consultant for Projects and Program in the Chambers of Honorable Vicent Tenezee Willie, Representative of Distract # 4, Wee District, Grand Bassa County, and House’s Committee Chairperson on Land, Mines and Energy, the Republic of Liberia. This Committee has a vast and essential role in partnering with multiple stakeholders and actors; including civil society organizations, local and international nongovernmental organizations, government ministries and agencies within and outside Liberia, human rights groups, the media, advocates, etc. to address matters relative to lands rights and entitlements, reviewing concessions, making amendments, drafting and enacting legislations as well as solving disputes thereof.

This is amongst others, a focus area of your Network which I am passionate. The problems the Network is endeavoring to expose and or address across the world are issues I think I may be able to contribute. I believes that being a members of the Network is an opportunity to obtain deployment into an international and more respectable platform where I will be able to share, contribute and learn. I also believes that this Network is my best chance to realizing my dream of helping people on a broader level. It is also my conviction that my membership in this Network will not only give me the necessary exposure to the experiences and issues affecting other countries but will also equip me with the appropriate skills, information and tools to be able to adequately champion the cause of ordinary citizens of Liberia and the world at large.

So having read on the Internet, your call for application for the October 2018 Citizenship Learning Exchange Program expected to be held in Kenya, I decided join the Network and apply to participate in the upcoming event.

Currently, I am part of a team that is working on the Land Rights Act (LRA) of Liberia which protects the land rights of rural Liberians and local communities. The LRA was passed by the 53rd House of Representative by failed to be concurred by the 53rd House of senate. The LRA has been in committee’s room until the 54th Legislature came into power. The Art was later reintroduced on the floor in the 54th Legislature where some provisions are being reviewed. The Act takes into consideration four issues which include; Private Land rights, Customary Land Government, and Public and Protected Areas. When passes into law, the LRA will be a key tool in resolving the land conflicts in Liberia.

Sincerely yours,


(Ibrahim Muammar) #31

The National Society for Democracy and Law in Gaza/ Palestine sends to you its warm greetings…

We thank you for your effort in reinforcing human rights and enabling civil society organizations to do its job.

The National Society for Democracy and Law- NSDL- is a Gaza-based NGO, located in Rafah, Southern Gaza, Gaza,

NSDL is member in the Network of Legal Aid Providers- “Awn”, and a member in the Palestinian Network of Non- Governmental Organizations- PNGO,and the Network of Anna Lindh Foundation ،and the Global Legal Empowerment Network in Washington ,and a member of The Euro-Mediterranean Network.

Objectives of the Society:

  • Stabilizing rule of law principles and human rights respect.

  • Educating citizens of their rights and duties and the responsibilities entrusted to them

  • Documenting the most important events relating to rule of law and human rights violations.

  • Defending for human rights in accordance with the Palestinian National Authority established laws and legislations and to the international conventions of human rights.

  • Participating in establishing the civil society organizations

Also, NSDL has been working for 13 years in the legal awareness area, providing legal aid for the vulnerable to get their rights. Women represent one of the most marginalized and vulnerable groups, and due to this NSDL has been representing women’s cases at courts, the type of work that has widely succeeded in Rafah, which is an extremely marginalized area in the Gaza Strip.

We are looking forward to having an opportunity for joint cooperation

Thank a lot for your efforts on defending on the human rights and supporting the Palestinian rights


(SEID GNA-GUELE) #32

Hello, thanks. I am Human right defender, Researcher in international law and specialist of human security, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. I work on human rights, environmental justice, law of land, peace and security in Central Africa. for now my activities in my organization are focused on region of Lac-Tchad border of Nigeria, Cameroon, Tchad and Niger, affected by terrorsim (Boko Haram) and climat change. Our objectives is to developp the local capacity to conter terrorism and empower the population on the sustainable developpment of envrionnment.


(Yamungu Alongo) #33

thank you for your message, What you said is really true, because in DR Congo English is not our first language but I have the chance to stay in some countries where English is spoken that helped me to improve my English. As a member who wants to see the network going forward I am ready to help those friends because I am sure that our support will be very important to them so that they may contribute their ideas to the network. you can tell me then the procedure to follow to help them. Thanks


(Ecilo Mulubi) #34

Thank you @michaelotto, I suppose that ten members network is not enough according the importance of the topic that will be discussed , and if it is just because the costs of airfare and other costs, it is better you don’t forget one member from DR Congo so that one can come share the experience that he will benefit from that learning exchange as you can see in Our country we have less opportunities which empower capacity building like this.

Thank you for your understanding.


(Tobias Eigen) #35

Thank you for your offer to help members in the Democratic Republic of Congo to join the and participate in the forum in French. That would be a wonderful contribution to our community!

Our forum provides automatic translation of posts for those who have successfully signed up and chose a different preferred language. Many languages including French are supported. Maybe sometime soon even swahili will be an option! Unfortunately for now the registration form is still only in English which is a hurdle for many people to get signed up unless they have some help.

A good first step would be to get a topic written on the forum, in French, explaining how to join the network, and to offer to help francophones with the registration form and with participating in community discussions. The information members provide about themselves and their organizations can be in French. Then you can direct your DRC friends and colleagues to visit your topic to add a reply and say hello. I can also invite the existing members as well. Then you will be connected and able to help each other along.

This may be too much to ask of you, but maybe you can also offer to video conference with some of your friends and let them share their screen as they complete the registration form and then show them around the online platform so they can find the translation features in the forum. We can schedule times when I can join you too - my french is not so bad. :wink:

When we get enough momentum going around discussion in french, we can create a category for it like #espanol and #portugues.

Let me know what you think. If you like you can draft the french topic in a private message to me and I can help you whip it into shape, and then we can publish it when you’re happy with it.


(Yamungu Alongo) #36

Ok, let me work on it. You’ll get it once ready.


(Tobias Eigen) #37

That will be fabulous. Thank you! :seedling:

I just checked and we have 44 members in DRC, and 89 members who have indicated they prefer French as their interface language. So there is a good opportunity here to really help.


(Michael Otto) #38

I also know @BarbaraL was interested in helping to create more discussions in French for many members working in West Africa too!


(Michael Otto) #39

Thanks for your feedback @CHINOIS, greatly appreciated. We have had quite a few practitioners from DRC participate in past learning exchanges and have received a number of applications from members working in citizenship and legal identity for the upcoming exchange in October, but we will have to see what the team working on selection comes up with! It is difficult to bring more people to in-person events due to costs, but we are always trying to host webinars, interesting discussions here in the forum, and update the resource library for everyone to be involved more regularly. All the best!


(Niasehkar Gluaseay) #41

Thank you so much Ibrahim of NSDL. I am honored to be here.


(Tobias Eigen) #44

Hello Ibrahim and welcome back to the network! It’s great to see you here. I love the idea of members participating in the forum to practice their english language skills. Personally I like to practice my french here too!

We are a welcoming community of course so you are free to explore the discussions, read topics that interest you and add replies where you can help move the conversation along.You picked a good day to log in - Fridays is Forum Friday here when many members log in to join discussions at the same time. :slight_smile:

Here’s a topic explaining Forum Friday and providing some links and suggestions.


(Aminata Kiazolu) #45

Hello, I am new here please welcome



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