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Cablegate: Fy'05 Afrp: Women and Development, February 28-

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KINSHASA 001532

SIPDIS

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

E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL KPAO
SUBJECT: FY'05 AFRP: Women and Development, February 28-
March 18, 2005

REF: STATE 347575

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EXPORT-SOURCE: POST-EVDB
VERSION: 3.0.7
POST-EMAIL: MetaAK@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS Kinshasa
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4307
EXPORT-TYPE: BIO DATA
START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VGA
PROG-AGENCY-NAME: Meridian International Center
POST-PROJ-ID: 43
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VGA-2005-0006
PROJ-NAME: Women and Development FY'05
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:
This project will review the vital economic and political
leadership roles that women can and do play in the overall process
of national development.
END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Grant Visitor
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 02/25/2005
SESSION-DATE: 02/28/2005
RETURN-POST: 03/19/2005
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 0
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

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

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1035
PROG-AGENCY-ID: 1287
PROJ-TYPE-ID: RP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 29
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4307
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID:
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: U
SUBJ-DISC: Women's Rights
START BIO:
PREFIX: Mrs.
F-NAME: Viviane
M-NAME: Bikuba
L-NAME: Cibalonza
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 117
PRINCIPAL? Yes
GENDER: F
DOB: 01/13/1968
MAR-STAT: M
BIRTH-CITY: Bukavu
BIRTH-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
CITIZ-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
RES-CNTRY: Democratic Republic of Congo
START MEMO POSITION:
Lawyer Bar of Bukavu
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
1995-2004: Permanent Secretary of Diocesan commission for Justice
and Peace
2004: Coordinator of Human Rights League in Great Lakes Regions
END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
No
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
2001:France, Mali, Switzerland, Belgium
2000: Benin
1999: Cameroon, Germany
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
1994: Licence in Law, University of Lubumbashi, Katanga,
Democratic Republic of the Congo
199: Undergraduate diploma in Law, University of Lubumbashi,
Katanga, DRC
1987: High school diploma in Latin Philosophy, Lycee Wima
END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
1995-2004: Vice President of Administration Council "Action for
Civic Education
Member of Christian Action for abolition of Torture
END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
Article 9 of Penal Procedure Code: Sense and
Significance"(L'Article 9 du Code de Procedure Penale: Sens et
Pertee)

"Protection of Widows and Eligible Party of the assured Social
deceased in Congolese Positive Law"(La Protection de la Veuve et
des Ayants Droits de l'Assure Social Decede en Droit Positif
Congolais)

Several articles on Women Rights and Women Violence in Magazine
"Amina," MONUC Magazine, and local Newspapers
END MEMO PUBLICATIONS:
START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:
None
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:
Have the nominee explore the role of women as agents of social and
political change in America.
END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
Post would like Mrs. Cibalonza to be introduced to various
approaches to the role women play in economic development in the
U.S. and in particular to how those approaches that can be adapted
to an underdeveloped economy.
END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:
END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
START MEMO VIS-REC:
END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: POL
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Cibalonza works as a lawyer and as a volunteer for several
NGOs dealing with human rights and development issues.
Particularly in the eastern Congo, women are a mainstay of the
economy and society. This situation is made worse by the fact
that many men in this region have been killed in the Congolese
conflict or drawn off to serve in the many armed groups present in
this region. This further increases the economic and
developmental burden placed on women in this region. Ms.
Cibalonza will thus benefit from seeing development strategies for
women, particularly for disadvantaged women, as they are applied
in the U.S.
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: 93
PERSON-ID: 95
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: 0
NOM-STATUS: N
DS2019-ACTION: 1
DS2019-SUBJECT: 05.0207
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
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