Makmid is a human rights leader, researcher and development communications practitioner, with almost twenty (20) years’ experience working with national and international development and human rights organisations in Africa and the United Kingdom. His experience is mainly in West Africa, some parts of Europe and the United Kingdom, and selected countries in Southeast Asia.
Prior to joining the ATJLF, Makmid worked at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London as Deputy Director of Global Issues and (Ag.) Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Team; interim Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria and West Africa Researcher. He has also worked with international organisations such as Oxfam GB and Concern Worldwide.
He holds an MSc with distinction in development communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and BA (Hons) with distinction in mass communications from Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone). He started his career as a broadcast journalist in Sierra Leone and proceeded to work with various national and international non-governmental organisations in development and human rights.
PROGRAMME MANAGER- REPARATIVE JUSTICE & RACIAL HEALING
Nyamal is a South Sudanese – Ethiopian-American conflict resolution, and racial healing practitioner. She has more than ten (10) years of work experience developing and managing the implementation of several programmes around gender, peace, and security, antiracist/race relations. She advocates for women’s empowerment, human rights, refugees, immigrants, displaced communities, and early child marriage.
Prior to joining ATJLF, Nyamal was the co-founder and Executive Director of the NyaEden Foundation, Director of Equity and Inclusion for CORA Services, and an Adjunct Professor at ARCADIA UNIVERSITY, where she provided academic support and teaches Conflict Transformation, Restorative Justice, Mediation and Conflict Coaching in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program at Arcadia University.
Nyamal holds a B.A. in Human Relations; an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution.
GRANTS AND PROGRAMMES OFFICER
Anael is an international development professional with experience in project design, monitoring and evaluation, transitional justice, and conflict analysis and resolution. Prior to joining the ATJLF, Anael worked at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in Dakar, Senegal as Programme Coordinator for the Equality, Justice and Human Rights program, and Program Assistant in the Executive Director’s Office. She has also interned and worked for other organizations including Search for Common Ground, The International Rescue Committee, Education Development Center and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.
Anael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from Towson University in Maryland, USA and a Master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in conflict prevention and peace-building in Africa from American University in Washington, DC.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Samuel is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience in finance and administrative functions with various development organizations and non-governmental institutions. He is competent in the management of multi-million-dollar budgets and major grants. He has a lot of experience in organizational financial management, Grant Management, Compliance Monitoring and Capacity Building.
Prior to joining ATJLF, Mr. Appiah worked with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) as Finance and Administration Officer, where he coordinated the financial management of the organization. He was also the lead facilitator in building the institutional capacity of many CSOs across West Africa in Financial management, Grant management and reporting. Samuel also conducted many donors’ compliance monitoring visit across west Africa as well as onsite coaching of CSO’s in the areas of Financial Management. Samuel has also worked with SEND Foundation for West Africa Ghana office, as Finance Officer as well as Prolink organization as Accountant.
Samuel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant Ghana (ICAG) and currently working on his long essay for the award of MSc Accounting and Finance from the University of Ghana Business School.
PRISCILLA SEKYIWAH AFFUL
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Priscilla has five (5) years of experience working across various industries in the public & private sector and Non-Governmental Organisations. Prior to joining the ATJLF, Priscilla worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation youth leader specialist on a child trafficking and child labour project in the Awutu Senya District, a constituency in the central region of Ghana.
She holds a BSc. in Economics from Central University College and a MSc. in Development Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon. She also has a certificate in International Project Management from a training seminar organised by the Danish Youth Council.
Priscilla is passionate about issues of human capacity development and has actively participated over the years in advocacy and outreach programs geared towards improving the socioeconomic conditions of individuals and communities.
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