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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 10 KINSHASA 001530

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FOR ECA/PE/V/G/A DWOODS; AF/PD PERHNMAN

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO
SUBJECT: FY'05-SCP: "Protection of Human Rights"


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START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGA
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 9
ECA-PROJ-NO:
PROJ-NAME: Protection of Human Rights
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Single Country Project
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST:
SESSION-DATE:
RETURN-POST:
NO-OF-PART: 6
RANK-ORDER: 1
START MEMO POST-OBJ:
The DRC is the scene of some of the worst human rights violations
in the world, particularly in the eastern part of the country.
The lack of respect for and protection of human rights is
exacerbated by the Congo's lack of experience with a democratic
government. This project will allow a group of Congolese human
rights activists to explore how human rights are promoted and
protected in the U.S. and to see how the American experience can
be applied in the DRC. This project should explore the role of a
responsible and responsive government in promoting and protecting
human rights, including the key role played by an independent
judiciary. Other topics for exploration include the vital element
of transparency in government institutions and the role-played by
an independent and professional media. The group should also
examine the role that economic development plays in the promotion
and protection of human rights.
END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:
The group should visit government institutions involved in the
promotion and protection of human rights. This should include law
enforcement institutions and the military in order to see how
these groups incorporate respect for human rights into their work.
The group should visit NGOs, both those involved in human rights
in general and those involved specifically with African human
rights issues. The group should also meet with federal and state
judges and other legal personnel in order to examine the vital
role played by the American judiciary in the promotion and
protection of human rights. The group should also visit both
print and electronic media organizations to see how the media acts
as a check on abuse of human rights. The group should also look
at the role academic institutions play in publicizing human rights
concerns and in developing approaches for dealing with human
rights issues.

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1035
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: SCP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4307
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Human & Civil Rights
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Innocente
M-NAME: Yabadi
L-NAME: Bakanseka
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 119
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 05/02/1954
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Kananga
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
National Coordination of Disarmament
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Deputy General Coordinator
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
2001 - 2004: Deputy Administrator of UNICEF - DRC
1998 - 2001: Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Labor - Advisor at
the Ministry of Social Affairs
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
"New York and Washington, DC, for a two - week conference on the
protection of women's rights (1999 - 2000)"
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
1975 - 2004: Belgium, for education, education, conferences and
tourism
1973 - 2003: France, for Education
1990 - 2003: Sierra Leone, Ivory Cost and Senegal, for official
business
1982: Canada, for tourism

END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1997-98:Special Diploma in Public Health, School of Public Health,
Kinshasa, D.R. Congo
1988: Special Certificate of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
1987: Diploma of Public Health, Louvain Catholic University,
Belgium
1975: Bachelor degree in Nursing, Belgium
1973: High school diploma in pedagogy, Kananga, D.R. Congo
END MEMO EDUCATION:

START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
1998- 2003: Member of Network of Women's Action (Reseau Action
Femme)
1998: President of "ARC-EN-CIEL" Women for Development and Peace
1996 - 2001: President of "Consultants for Development",
1997 - 2002: Member of the Francophone International Network for
the Promotion of Health"
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
"Family Planning in the Lulua Socio-cultural Environment, Western
Kasai", 1987
"The Paradigm of Community Participation to Health Promotion",
1989
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
Take medicine against hypertension on a daily basis. Take very
little salt in food.
END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Other
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
The grantee would like to meet with leaders of lobbying groups and
organizations that can support reinsertion projects for
demobilized soldiers and other vulnerable groups in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Bakanseka has a wide background in human rights issues, having
worked for both Congolese governmental institutions and for
UNICEF. She is now working as Deputy General Coordinator of the
National Committee on Disarmament. Disarmament is a key issue for
the Congo since the majority of human rights violations in the DRC
are committed by soldiers of the various armed groups present in
the country. Ms. Bakanseka will be able to use the knowledge
gained from this program both in coordinating human rights issues
in the disarmament process and by sharing her knowledge with her
broader contacts in the Congolese human rights community. The
Country Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 12
PERSON-ID: 12
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: YZ
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT: 5
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Jacky
M-NAME: Wa Nsumi
L-NAME: Kabedi
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 07/13/1962
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Kolwezi
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Provincial Division of Women and Family Affairs
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Chief of Unit
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
1994 - 2004:Researcher, Organization of Research in Francophone
Country (ORPF) Congo
1994 -97:Social Assistant, Youth against sexually transmitted
diseases/AIDS (JAMST/SIDA), Katanga
1989-92: Cashier, LA MERCURIALE, Lubumbashi, Katanga
1988: Teacher, Mateleo School, Lubumbashi, Katanga
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- Bachelor degree in Industrial Sociology, School of Social
Studies, Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo (2002)
- Diploma in Sociology, School of Social Studies, Lubumbashi, D.R.
Congo (1986)
- High school diploma in dressmaking, Lubumbashi, D.R. Congo
(1982)
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
Coordinator of "MAMANS BUREATANO" (2000 - 04)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
- "Getting a University Degree" (2002)
- The Problems of employment and Agricultural Work" (2002)
- Violence and Sexual Abuse in the School and Professional
Environment" (2004)

END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 2
ENGL-SPEAK: 2
ENGL-COMP: 2
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
The grantee is interested in meeting with representatives of
organizations working for the legal protection of women and
children. She would also like to gain understanding of
psychosocial assistance to venerable groups such as women and
children.
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: PAO
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Kabedi works in the southern DRC with a focus on human rights
issues for women and children. Women and children are
particularly susceptible to human rights violations. Katanga
Province has been a major scene of human rights violations due to
its abundant mineral and other natural resources. Participation
in this program will allow Ms. Kabedi to help make government
agencies more responsive to promoting and protecting human rights.
The Country Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: PAO
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? No
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 13
PERSON-ID: 13
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
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VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Franoise
M-NAME: Kambol
L-NAME: Kat
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 09/10/1963
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Kapanga
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Permanent Secretary - Women and Development Network
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Research Assistant, Social Affairs College, Lubumbashi, Katanga
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
- South Africa, for Inter-Congolese dialogue - Congo Peace Talks
(2002)
- Belgium, for Training on planning, follow-up, evaluation and
gender (2000)
- France, for a youth conference (1997)
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- Bachelor degree in Sociology, University of Lubumbashi, D.R.
Congo (1989)
- High School Diploma in Pedagogy, Wema High School, Lubumbashi,
D. R. Congo (1984)
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
- Member (since 2000) of the NGO Women As Partners for Peace in
Africa (WOPPA)
- Secretary of the Concentration of Katanga Women (2000)
- Permanent Secretary of the Network Women and Development (1998)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
- "The Legendary Supremacy of the Man: What Strategies for the
Woman?" (1999)
- "School Prostitution of Young Girls: Forms, Causes and Remedies"
(1998)
- "The Situation of the Young Girl in Katanga" (1998)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
The grantee would like to discuss with members of women's
associations in order to exchange experience on female leadership,
gender equality, and elections.
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Kat has extensive experience dealing with human rights issues.
She participated in the Inter-Congolese Dialogue that led to the
current transitional peace agreement in the DRC. Ms. Kat also
focuses on promoting human rights for women and children.
Participation in this program will allow Ms. Kat to also see the
particular role played by academic institutions in promoting and
protecting human rights. The Country Team has approved this
nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 14
PERSON-ID: 14
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Laurent Simon
M-NAME: Lisambola
L-NAME: Ikenge
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 07/06/1959
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Yafala
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Provincial Coordination of the Civil Society
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
President
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
- Coordinator of Labor Union Network (2000 - 2004)
- Lecturer Kisangani Teachers' College (1998 - 2004)
- Teacher at Lisanga High School (1986 - 1996)
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
- Kenya, for Civil Society Meetings (1999)
- Uganda and Kenya, for training (2001)
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- Bachelor's degree in School Administration, University of
Kisangani, D.R. Congo (1998)
- High School Diploma in Pedagogy, Lisanga High Scholl, D.R. Congo
(19830
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
- President (since 2003) of the of the Civil Society
- Coordinator of the Labor Union - "SYNDICATS" (2000 -)
- Provincial President of the Union of Teachers of the Congo (1993
- 2004)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
None
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
Grantee would like to gain greater understanding of the function
of lobbying groups and the U.S. Congress.
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Ikenge works with human rights issues in Kisangani in Oriental
Province. He is currently working with the Civil Society in
promoting and protecting human rights in Oriental. Kisangani and
Oriental have also been scenes of major human rights violations
due to their natural resources and strategic locations. Kisangani
is the third largest city in the DRC. It is the major prize in
the eastern Congo and it has therefore been fought over many times
by outside armies and by Congolese armed groups. Mr. Ikenge will
be able to use in particular knowledge gained from this program in
developing the role private human rights groups can take in
lobbying and working with government institutions in promoting and
protecting human rights. The Country Team has approved this
nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 15
PERSON-ID: 15
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Namegabe
M-NAME:
L-NAME: Murhabazi
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: M
DOB: 11/18/1964
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Ngando
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Bureau of Voluntary Service for Children and Health (BVES)
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Director
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
- Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Bukavu, D.R. Congo (1989)
- Field Officer at the International Red Cross Office in Bukavu
(19850
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi, for business meetings (2002 -
2004)
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- High school Diploma in Pedagogy, Kaziba High School, Bukavu,
D.R. Congo (1979)
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing, School of Nursing, Bukavu, D.R.
Congo (1985)
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
- National Coordinator (since 2003) of the Coalition Against the
Use of Child Soldiers
- Independent Consultant for several organizations (UNICEF, Search
for Common Ground, Etc)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
- "Guide for Social Counselors: Learning more about HIV/AIDS"
1997)
- "Guide for Social Counselors: Responsible Parenthood and
Children's Rights" (1996)
- "Annual Report on the Situation of the Rights of Affected by
Poverty and Armed Conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the
Congo" (1992)
- "Research on the needs of Children in Particularly Difficult
Situations in the City of Bukavu" (1989)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 1
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
The grantee is interested in meeting with leaders of NGOs and
charity organizations in order to discuss the protection of the
rights of children and their needs in the D.R. Congo, Uganda,
Rwanda and Burundi
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Mr. Murhabazi works in Bukavu in the far east of the DRC. He is
particularly concerned with children's rights. Bukavu has been
the scene of major conflict since it is the major political and
financial center in the far east of the Congo. A large number of
soldiers in the various armed groups in the eastern Congo consist
of child soldiers. Mr. Murhabazi will benefit in particular from
this program in developing approaches in protecting the human
rights of children in general and the role of human rights in
bringing child soldiers back into society in particular. The
Country Team has approved this nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? Yes
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 16
PERSON-ID: 16
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
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END BIO:
START BIO:
PREFIX:
F-NAME: Sylvie
M-NAME: Mbanga
L-NAME: Mwanga
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 04/02/1974
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY: Bukavu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Life and Peace Institute
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
Program Assistant
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
Logistics Officer at World health Organization Office in Bukavu
(2000)
END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
None
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
- Sweden, for training (2003)
- Holland, for tourism (2003)
- France, for tourism (2003)
- Belgium, for tourism (2003)
- Benin, for studies (2000)
- Cameroon, for studies
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- Certificate in Conflict Transformation, UPPSALA/LPI, Sweden
(2003)
- Certificate in Conflict Transformation, R.I.O. Bukavu, D.R.
Congo (2003)
- Certificate in Human Rights, UCAC, Yaounde, Cameroon (2000)
- Bachelor's degree in Public and International Law, University of
Goma, D.R. Congo (1999)
- High School Diploma in Commerce and Administration, Wima High
School, Bukavu, D.R. Congo (1994)
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
- Defense Attorney, Corporation of Defense Attorneys (2002)
- Consultant of Pole Institute (2001)
- Executive Secretary, Christian Action for the Abolition of
Torture (2000)
- Member of "Female Lawyers" (1995)
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
- "The Protection of Physical Integrity in the Democratic Republic
of the Congo" (2000)
- "Violence against Women and the Fight against Impunity" (2004)
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

END MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
FIRST-LANG: Swahili/Kiswahili
ENGL-READ: 2
ENGL-SPEAK: 1
ENGL-COMP: 1
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: French
OTHER-LANG-ID: FR
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
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START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
The grantee would like to have contacts with leaders of Human
Rights associations in order to exchange experiences.
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: PAO
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Mwanga also works in Bukavu in the general area of human
rights. Ms. Mwanga is a lawyer, so she will benefit from seeing
the vital role the law plays in the protection of human rights.
She will be able to apply her knowledge as the DRC develops its
own legal approaches to promoting and protecting human rights in
the post-conflict period. The Country Team has approved this
nomination.
END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: PAO
SPEAKER? Yes
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA? No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP? Yes
E-I-TYPE: INTERPRETER
NOMINEE-ID: 17
PERSON-ID: 17
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: CG
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: CG
RES-CNTRY-ID: CG
FIRST-LANG-ID: SW
E-I-TYPE-ID: I
NOM-POST-ID: 4307
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 4307
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT:
SPONS-FUNDS: USD 9,188.000
SPONS-AGENCY1:
USGOVT-AGENCY1:
US-AGENCY-AMT1: 0
USGOVT-AGENCY2:
US-AGENCY-AMT2: 0
INTL-ORG1:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT1: 0
INTL-ORG2:
INTL-ORG-AMOUNT2: 0
VIS-GOVT-AMT: 0
COMMISSION: 0
OTHER-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-AMOUNT: 0
VIS-CAT:
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