Human Rights Activist
Tindyebwa Agaba holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Exeter University, an MA in Human Rights Law from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) and a Human Rights Fellowship from the University Of Tehran, Iran. A former child soldier in Rwanda, he has started social and legal entrepreneurship projects to help ex-combatants in Monrovia (Liberia) and asylum seekers in Cairo (Egypt). He has worked with refugees in Occupied West Bank with the University of Birzeit, and, as a consultant for ActionAid, with a youth-led initiative in Myanmar. For most of 2016, he carried out Legal Protection assignments in the biggest Protection of Civilian Site on the planet located in war-torn South Sudan. He is presently advising ActionAid on Protection mechanisms in Vietnam. He therefore has considerable international experience in coordinating humanitarian responses in refugee camps, managing asylum caseloads; conducting on-site human rights abuse investigations; working with youth at risk; engaging in media outreach and advocacy; conflict resolution, communications and project management.