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Alphonsus B.M. Gbanie

Sierra Leone  
Human Rights Defenders Network –...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Women's Rights
A motivated, proactive and results-driven change agent with a highly successful background in the achievement of grassroots peace building and human rights

Studied Agricultural Education at the Njala University College. Serve as Regional Campaign coordinator Amnesty International Sierra Leone from 1992 to 2000. From 1996 to 2000 worked for the government of Sierra Leone and Caritas Makeni as an advocate for child soldiers and children in conflict with the law. In 2007 develop and coordinated the training of Armed Forces of West African Member states on Child Rights and Child Protection Before, During and After Conflict. Since 2005 to 2010 serves as the Director of Organisation for Development and Human Rights (ODHR-SL) and Secretary to the Child Rights Coalition of Sierra Leone in 2008.

2011 to date, serve as Executive Secretary of the Human Rights Defenders Network-Sierra Leone and closely cooperate and collaborate with regional and international human rights mechanisms and org

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