The SAHRDN Board
The SAHRDN is made up of the following organs: The general assembly; the management committee (SAHRDN Board); The management sub-committees and the secretariat. The SAHRDN Board is comprised of the Chairperson, the Deputy Chairperson, the Treasurer and 4 other members elected from within members of the Steering Committee. The SAHRDN Board is not remunerated for sitting in the Board as it is a pro bono function.
Arnold Tsunga is the country director for NDI in Zimbabwe. He is a highly skilled lawyer and human rights defender with more than 30 years of experience and expertise in law, politics, public administration and policy, governance, human rights, and the rule of law. Before joining NDI, he served for 12 years as the Africa Director of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), based in South Africa. Mr. Tsunga also was founding executive director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and a past executive secretary of the Law Society of Zimbabwe. He served as a member of parliament (2013-2015) and on the boards of leading non-profit organizations, such as Crisis Action; Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) South Africa; and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Mr. Tsunga has received international recognition for his role in promoting and protecting human rights in Zimbabwe, including the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, the Human Rights Defender Award bestowed by Human Rights Watch (HRW), and a special USA Congressional Recognition for Contributions to the Community. Mr. Tsunga holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (BL HONS) from the University of Zimbabwe.
Lepeli Moeketsi works as a Human Rights Officer at the Transformation Resource Centre, in Maseru, Lesotho. He completed his LLB degree at the National University of Lesotho and is currently completing his BA Degree in Philosophy at the same university. He has over five years’ experience in advocating and defending human rights.
Lucia Da Silveira
Lúcia is the Executive Director at the Associacao Justica Paz e Democracia (AJPD) in Luanda, Angola. She completed her LLB degree at Lusiada University. She has over 13 years’ experience in advocating and defending human rights.
She is very passionate about the rights of women and continues to advocate for women’s rights within the sub-region.
Pierre is the Executive Director of Droits Humains Sans Frontières est une Association Sans (Human Rights Without Borders” a Non-Profit Association of Congolese Law created in 1999 by executives from the Universities of Kinshasa, Lubumashi and Mbuji Mayi, women from local communities, Lawyers and Magistrates and other social operators committed to the cause of the dignity of the human person in all its dimensions.
Prof. Adriano Alfredo Nuvunga
Prof Adriano is a Ph.D. is a scholar and leading civil society activist in Mozambique. He is the director of CDD – Centre for Democracy and Development, a civil society organization working on youth, leadership, democracy and development policy towards the nurturing of transformational leadership for developmental change in Mozambique. Until May 2018, Prof. Nuvunga led the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) the reputable anticorruption civil society organization in Mozambique. Prof. Nuvunga teaches political science and governance at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Mondlane Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique. He has published in scholarly article journals. He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She is the Executive Director at the Human Rights Institute of South Africa (HURISA). With over 20 years’ experience in human rights law. Corlett also serves on a number of Continental organisations including the African Commission Study Group on Freedom of Association & Assembly, and the Coalition for An Effective African Court on Human and People’s Rights.