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Country Teams

Most programme and granting activities are managed by country staff based in the Voice focus countries, employed by either Oxfam Country Offices or Hivos Regional Offices. The decentralised approach means flexible decision-making where local Voice teams define strategic priorities in close collaboration with local stakeholders, rightsholders and grantees.

Each country team comprises a full-time programme officer (designated as programme manager or coordinator in some countries), a full-time finance officer, a full-time linking, learning and amplifier officer, and a part-time administrative officer.

Team Nigeria (oxfam)

  • Bola Noble

    Finance Officer,Voice, Oxfam in Nigeria

    Contact: bola.noble@oxfam.org

    Bola’s career spans over 19 years and has been focused solely on the financial service, insurance and development sector. She has worked for Guaranty Trust Bank of Nigeria as a Finance and Administrative Officer for over 10 years. Bola joined Oxfam in 2016 as a finance officer. She has a rich finance and administration background that has enabled her to consistently deliver a high degree of integrity, dedication, and good organisational and interpersonal skills. She has worked in the humanitarian and strategic partner units from 2016 -to 2021 then joined VOICE in 2021.

    Bola holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Accounting (2012) from Imo State University and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Banking and Finance (1999) from Kwarastate Polytechnic. She loves reading and swimming during my spare moments.

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  • Cedric Owuru

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Nigeria 

    Contact: cedric.owuru@oxfam.org

    Cedric Owuru is a Programmes/Monitoring and Evaluation personnel with over 4 years of working experience in the field of social work and community development. He has worked for Angel support foundation and Dream Again foundation ensuring the quality and standard of project implementation. He is passionate about equality and equity for all people and has been a major player in movements that support the course.

    He has an educational background in the disciplines of Microbiology and Environmental Sciences; earning a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Agriculture Makurdi and an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences from Cyprus International University. Cedric currently works with Oxfam Nigeria as the Linking, Learning, & Amplifier Officer for the Voice project.

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  • Akom Nya


    Programme Coordinator, Voice in Nigeria, Oxfam Nigeria



    Akom, a passionate advocate for human rights and gender equality in Nigeria, boasts over ten years of experience combating systemic social barriers that contribute to violence against women and sexual minorities. He employs effective solutions and leverages social and behaviour change communication to enhance knowledge, attitudes and practices related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), aiming to promote equality and inclusion. As a dedicated young leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, Akom is committed to fostering systemic change.


    Akom actively contributes to this change by offering capacity-building support for violence and discrimination prevention and intervention initiatives. He collaborates with both government and non-government institutions, providing crucial support for policy advocacy aimed at urging the Nigerian Government to enact gender-centered and non-discriminatory laws. Akom's passion lies in policy advocacy, championing equality, diversity and inclusion, and he seamlessly navigates the intersectionality of programming, advocacy and human rights. Akom holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Certificate in Strategic Litigation from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.


    In recognition of his impactful work, Akom received the title of a 2020 ISIBINDI Change-Maker from the Gateway Health Institute in South Africa and was honoured as the 2021 Activist of The Year by the Sanitise Africa Initiative in Kenya. Outside of his professional endeavours, Akom finds joy in cooking, crafting cocktails and spending quality time with loved ones.

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Team Kenya & Tanzania (Hivos)

  • Emmanuel Waisai

    Programme Officer, Voice in Tanzania, Hivos East Africa

    Contact: ewaisai@hivos.org

    Emmanuel Sabayo Waisai is a motivated Program Manager with over 7 years of strategic goal and key objective development experience in program management. Utilizes grant-making and management, research, monitoring and evaluation, and partner management to cultivate and grow relationships with various groups of rights holders. Emmanuel Sabayo Waisai enjoys working with people from various backgrounds, and he has a Master's degree in project planning and management.

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  • Namcheja Maghembe

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Hivos East Africa
    Contact: nmaghembe@hivos.org

    Namcheja wants to work towards a world where everyone feels represented and free to live as their authentic selves, protected from discrimination and fear. She is a passionate communications professional with 8 years of experience in the communications and broadcast sector. Before joining Hivos, she worked as a Communications Officer in a Public Relations & Marketing firm. Namcheja has also worked in public radio and podcasting where she focused on sharing stories about women, exploring how they live bravely outside of societal expectations. Namcheja has a Master’s in Journalism and BA in Politics, Film Studies and Media & Writing.

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  • Khalid Twaha Ally

    Finance Officer, Voice in Tanzania, Hivos East Africa

    Contact: kally@hivos.org

    Khalid is passionate about a society with equal rights for different groups in all aspects of life such as Health facilities, wellbeing, education, and economic opportunities.

    Khalid has previously worked in an Auditing Firm as an Auditor for 2 years and before that, he worked with Care Tanzania as an Accountant for 5 years.

    He holds Advance Diploma in Accountancy (ADA) from the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA), is a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), and currently pursuing a CPA.”

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  • Diana Moreka

    Voice Programme Manager in Kenya, Hivos East Africa
    Contact: dmoreka@hivos.org

    Diana Moreka is a feminist with a strong commitment to advancing social and gender justice. She has extensive experience in sexual reproductive health and rights programs, advocacy, movement building, and adolescent girls, youth and women empowerment in Kenya and across Africa. She is excited about voice and eager to learn and contribute to ensuring a just and inclusive society where right holders are empowered and fully access their rights. Diana holds a Masters degree in Project planning and management. Diana loves life, people and good food!

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  • Cynthia Makena


    Linking, Learning, and Amplifier Officer, Voice in Kenya, Hivos East Africa ckoome@hivos.org

    Changemaker is the word that best describes Cynthia Makena. She is a feminist and a dedicated human rights advocate, known for her storytelling abilities and a strong commitment to capacity strengthening, fostering learning and development, and safeguarding human rights. Makena has a background as a former cadet officer and is also a certified trainer. Throughout her professional journey, she has worked with LGBTQIA+ community and organisations specifically in LBQ GNC organising and movement building. Additionally, she has engaged in the education sector, specifically supporting adolescents and women. She thrives in a variety of settings, from peri-urban and rural areas to informal settlements, where she enjoys collaborating with minority groups.

    Makena's passion lies in making meaningful social impact and has been recognised for her contributions to discussions and articles concerning the integration of gender in education and dpecifically on the effects of COVID-19 on girls' education. Academically, Makena possesses a Post Graduate degree in Education, a Bachelor's degree in Gender and Development Studies, and is presently pursuing a Master's degree in Sociology, with a specialisation in Gender and Development. Beyond her professional and academic pursuits, she derives joy from meeting and engaging with people from diverse backgrounds, as well as travelling and exploring.

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Team Cambodia (Oxfam)

  • Sokha Srey

    Grant/Partnership Specialist, Voice Cambodia
    Contact: Sokha.Srey@oxfam.org
    Sokha obtained a Master of Science in Education with specialisation in Community Development from the Asian Social Institute (ASI) in the Philippines. She has more than 6 years of work experience on Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS prevention with youth garment factory workers. five years working to promote the rights of people with disabilities and inclusiveness with Handicap International in Cambodia. Before joining Oxfam, she used to work for CARE International in Cambodia as Senior Technical Officer responsible to coordinate and support 25 local NGOs partners both with project implementation and financial management as part of  the Implementation of the Social Accountability Framework (ISAF) project for close to  2 years. In December 2017 she joined Oxfam Cambodia as the  Voice Grant/Partnership Specialist and is looking forward to seeing all the changes made by the Voice Programme.

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  • Saophorn Phoeng

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer Voice, Oxfam in Cambodia

    Contact: saophorn.phoeng@oxfam.org 

    Saophorn holds a Master’s degree in rural development management from Thailand. She has over five years' experiences in social work as program staff, facilitator, researcher and an events’ organiser campaigning for various projects related to the LGBTIQ+ community. She has intertwined her journey with that of the LGBTIQ+ movement in Cambodia since 2015. Additionally, she directed “Sometimes me – a portrait about love” which visually captures the stories of LGBTIQ+ protagonists with the kind support from Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cambodia.

    In the same year, she led the Rainbow Life Museum project which sought to raise the voices of the LGBTIQ+ community by using visual art and storytelling, all this made possible with the generous support from The Unstraight Museum. Furthermore, she is a core member of CamASEAN, a diversity-youth-led organisation and a Voice Empowerment grantee in Cambodia. Saophorn is deeply passionate about combating all forms of human rights violations and fights for gender equality that addresses LGBTIQ+ inclusiveness. "What interests me to join Voice is that I appreciate its way of working which is to empower the rightsholders from the minority groups and I hope to be an agent of change in supporting them”.

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  • Khim Sokchea

    Program Finance Officer, Voice in Cambodia

    Contact: sokchea.khim@oxfam.org

    Khim Sokchea began working for Oxfam in Cambodia on April 18, 2023. She earned her Master's in Professional Accounting from Murdoch University, Australia. She has over a decade of diverse experience with international and local non-government organisations, United Nations agencies, and businesses. Her core areas of competence include grant and financial management, management reporting, compliance, capacity building, stakeholder engagement, financial planning and analysis and financial accounting.
    I believe everyone can make a difference and contribute to a better future by utilizing and sharing knowledge and skills.”

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  • Sreyneath Chhun


    Administrative Intern, Voice in Cambodia, sreyneath.chuun@oxfam.org

    Sreyneath holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Royal University of Law. She has completed a diploma in English at the PUC Institute. She always wanted to work for a non-government organisation to fight against inequality, poverty, and social injustice. Therefore, she started as a volunteer of a local organisation in urban Phnom Penh to teach children that could not afford to go to school. Before joining the Voice Cambodia team, she was a freelance researcher of a private company on data collection and analysis.

    “This is a good opportunity for me to be part of Oxfam organization which would allow me to learn more to develop my personal skills in administration and I can involve more with social development.”

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Team Niger (Oxfam)

  • Aïda Toyé

    Project Coordinator, Voice, Oxfam in Niger 

    Contact: Aida.Toye@oxfam.org

    After studying public administration at the University of Abuja in Nigeria, Aida decided to launch her career in  communications. Over the course of 13 years Aida worked for some of the bigger communication agencies in West Africa, participating in setting up fruitful exchanges with various types of clients as well as successfully organising major events.

    Although Aida is new to the world of sustainable development, she has always wanted to work for an organisation that fights against social inequality, poverty and injustice in the world. At a small scale Aida had also begun collecting and donating to support the most disadvantaged people at an individual level without the element of empowerment or independence and without the bigger picture of influencing policies and social norms to improve their situation.

    After having worked as Voice Linking and Learning Assistant for over two years, Aida got promoted to the role of Voice Project Coordinator as of 1st of April 2021.


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  • Abdoulkarim Joseph Douramane

    Finance Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Niger

    Contact: abdoulkarim.josephdouramane@oxfam.org

    Abdoulkarim Joseph is motivated to contribute to creating a more just and brotherly world, in which no one is marginalised.

    He believes that diversity is a richness and that everyone can offer each other a piece of happiness. One of the best ways to achieve this would be to support local communities and organisations to a high level of local leadership. This would enable them to bring about transformational change in communities and the environment to achieve integral human development.

    Karim has been working with international humanitarian organisations for over six years in the areas of finance, partnership and capacity strengthening of partners.

    He holds a Master's Degree in Finance and has completed a number of training courses including Partnership and Capacity Building, Finance for Managers and Anti-Fraud in Humanitarian Settings.


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  • Fati Yabilan

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam au Niger

    Contact: fati.housseiniyabilan@oxfam.org

    A graduate of multimedia communication, Fati Yabilan is a young woman with a passion for the charity world. She spent seven years volunteering to promote the rights of women's and girls.

    In order to make the voice of marginalised people heard beyond actions, she has also worked in print and audiovisual media where she has often been called upon to discuss issues related to the status of Nigerien women.

    For Fati, all voices count, and everything is to be taken into consideration. She is ready to take up social challenges because she believes that all those people who suppress their talents and potential in the name of the same society then it will marginalise them.

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Team Mali (Oxfam)

  • Sitan Coulibaly

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice, Oxfam in Mali

    Contact: scoulibaly1@oxfam.org.uk

    Sitan Coulibaly is a young woman, with a degree in Communication and Journalism while currently pursuing a Masters in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

    She began her work life at the Office Radio and Television in Mali, the public radio and television station, where she was a presenter. Passionate about the humanitarian world, Sitan decided to leave national television to work for an international NGO called Search For Common Ground as a producer.

    Through this work, Sitan has helped more than 80 radio stations in central and northern Mali to pass messages of peace and hope by strengthening the capacity of local journalists working for these radio stations to report on the conflict in a sensitive and hopeful way.

    She is now the latest member of Voice programme in Mali based at the Oxfam Mali office as the Linking, Learning and Communication Officer to give a voice to the voiceless.

    Sitan is passionate about children, later, she would like to devote her life to helping vulnerable children, specifically by working on projects that will enable her to participate to help reduce child begging in Mali.

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  • Korotimi DACKOUO

    Voice Programme Manager, Voice in  Mali

    Contact: KDACKOUO@oxfam.org.uk

    Korotimi DACKOUO is a dynamic leader with more than 20 years of experience in Project and Programme management. She is passionate about community mobilization and empowerment programmes. She is concerned about the conditions of the most vulnerable people in her society. Therefore, she is excited to be part of the Voice Programme and she believes that is an excellent opportunity for all actors to work together to make positive change in the lives of people in her community.

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  • Fatou Congo

    Administrative Officer, Voice, Oxfam au Mali

    Contact: fcongo@oxfam.org.uk

    Fatou has a degree in finance, accounting and health science with over 7 years in project implementation.

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Team Indonesia & Philippines (Hivos)

  • Lilinsuto Wau

    Finance Officer, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia
    Contact: lwau@hivos.org
    Lili is a Finance Officer for Voice covering Indonesia. She has been working for international and local NGOs for over 15 years and she knows intimately the challenges and requirements in these international environments. She also has extensive experience in working with partners.

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  • Siska Dewi Noya

    Project Manager, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia

    Contact: snoya@hivos.org

    Siska Dewi Noya (Chika) is a feminist activist with a social welfare education background. She has worked for more than 15 years for national and international development organisations on the issues of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), as well as Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She is also a GESI transformative approach facilitator and has developed modules on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, child marriage prevention and comprehensive sexual education. She is interested in the area of inclusive and participatory grantmaking and also enjoys learning new things and exploring the eastern islands of Indonesia.

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  • Garry Mugar

    Voice Regional Program and Grant Support Officer - Asia

    Contact: gmugar@hivos.org 

    Garry is a development practitioner with a decade of experience in operations and project management support services, 6 of those years with foreign-funded programmes providing technical and administrative support in the implementation of various investments in health (through The Global Fund), education and anti-human trafficking initiatives (through Australia’s DFAT).

    In performing his previous duties, Garry was given opportunities to attend a couple of events and activities held internationally, including his participation in the training provided by the UN Institute for Training and Research and CIFAL Jeju on "Victim-Centered Approach in Asia Pacific Region" which was held in South Korea. He was 1 of 24 representatives from the Asia-Pacific Region.

    Garry is a Civil Service Professional in his country, which led his way to government office, on coterminous, at the beginning of his career. He is also an HIV Counsellor trained by the Philippines Department of Health and has done a number of individual counselling sessions in the past.

    Garry majored in Business Management but he thought life has led him to a different path. He has spent the past 10 years working with people and developed a broad understanding not really of business, but of “development organizations and the people” – a great experience which he now calls his “business of helping others”.

    He enjoys dancing and has voluntarily taught kids and young at hearts some dance moves!


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  • Giany Amorita

    Linking, Learning and Amplifier Officer, Voice in Indonesia, Hivos South East Asia
    Contact: gprastiwi@hivos.org

    Giany Amorita Prastiwi holds a master's degree in Development Studies with a major in Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspective from the International Institute of Social Studies. She is passionately interested in Gender Equality, Human Rights, Community Development, and working towards rural development. She always believes that small gestures matters, therefore, to create an inclusive world we need to work on kindness, give and create access to the voiceless, and take down all the assumptions.

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  • Daisy Dawn Macahilo

    Project Manager - Voice in the Philippines, Hivos South East Asia 

    Contact: dmacahilo@hivos.org

    Dawn is an intersectional feminist, activist, and development practitioner. Her activism and passion led her to work in leading local and international development organisations.  She has several years of both theoretical and praxis work experience in human rights, focusing on issues of bodily autonomy and gender equality, peace-building, and climate emergencies. Specifically, Dawn served as an adviser and a consultant for SheDecides, a global movement promoting and defending the fundamental rights of every girl and woman. She has supported growing movements to define their local agenda for norm change, policy change, and resource mobilisation in Asia. She is continuously breaking silos and taking actions in a different capacity to amplify and see a world, where SheDecides about her body, her life, and future.

    Last year, she was chosen as one of the United Nations Beijing+25 Fellow at OutRight Action International for championing SRHR and LGBTIQ+ Rights. As part of her fellowship, she has undergone training on UN Mechanisms and attended the virtual conferences on the Commission on the Status of Women, Generation Equality (both in Mexico and France), and the UN General Assembly. She also had an opportunity to work with formal LGBT and Women’s Rights caucuses which helped her in strengthening her global intersectional work.

    Apart from being a champion for human rights and gender equality work, Dawn is an island girl who enjoys the sun with a beer or two and puts on her cycling gear for a ride during her free time. She’s also a foodie and an aesthete who loves cats.

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    Simeon Moral

    Finance Officer, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial, Voice in Philippines

    Contact: smoral@hivos.org

    Simeon has over 29 year experience in the areas of finance, administration, grant management and capacity building of local partners. He previously worked in LIKAS, Inc., a non-government organisation with various foreign-funded projects and operations in the Bicol Region, Philippines. He started as a disbursing officer and eventually promoted as Finance Officer, a position he held for 18 years. Afterwards he became the Finance and Administration of EDUCO Philippines, an international non-government organisation, taking on the roll for over nine years before joining Voice in the Philippines as its Finance Officer.

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  • Carmine Ganac

    Linking, Learning, and Amplifier Officer, Voice in The Philippines, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial



    Carmine has managed a wide range of project portfolios with start-up organisations, civil society groups and government offices. She is particularly interested in good governance, adult education and social change. An active listener, inclusive facilitator and enthusiastic colleague are roles you can expect from her. Outside work, she dreams of a place where there is harmony between humans and the environment. Perhaps the love for responsible hiking and endemic plants are drivers of these interests. She also believes in the beauty of pursuing creativity, encouraging her to do arts & crafts and performing improvisational theater.

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Team Laos (Oxfam)

  • Nakhornphet Pasomsouk

    Programme Officer, Voice Laos
    Contact: Nakhornphet.Pasomsouk@oxfam.org
    Nakhornphet Pasomsouk is a LGBTI activist and advocate in Laos, and he comes to Voice with a vibrant and enthusiastic personality. Nicknamed Lae, he loves music and likes to dance. Nakhornphet is passionate about Human Rights, LGBTI issues and mobilisation, gender equality and marginalised groups in general. He is convinced that marginalised populations can play a crucial role in development at both national and international level as good as any other group can do. Nakhornphet has been involved in Health – HIV/AIDS – and Sexual and Reproductive Health for target populations including, but not limited, to LGBTI in Laos for over a decade. Additionally, Nakhornphet has experience working for several different INGOs in Laos, for instance, Project Officer (2009-2011) and Research Consultant (2012-2014) at Burnet Institute, HIV and Human Rights Project Manager (2014-2015) at the French Red Cross, Technical Specialist at CARE International (2016-2017), and also at the regional level for the Global Fund Advocates Network Asia-Pacific in Bangkok (2015-2016). Moreover, he played a significant role as a representative of Men who have sex with men community in Laos (2013-2015) at the Global Fund’s Country Coordinating Mechanism. Furthermore, he served as a Committee Board Member for a group of LGBTI activists and advocates called  “Proud To Be Us Laos” (2012-2016), and the Asia-Pacific Network of Young Key Populations “Youth LEAD (Leadership Education Advocacy Development)”(2011-2015).

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  • Souchinda Siyavong


    Finance Officer, Voice in Laos, souchinda.siyavong@oxfam.org

    Souchinda gained her Master’s degree in Business and Administration from the Centre Franco-Vietnamese de Formation a la Gestion, Hanoi, Vietnam, and her Bachelor’s degree in French. She started her career in the development field right after her graduation by joining Ecole Sans Frontiers as an Administration and Finance Officer. She joined many organisations across the years, from international non-government organisations, universities (University of Laos), the private sector (Banque de Franco Lao, Ltd.), government agencies (AFD project, Ministry of Health), to the Luxembourg Embassy in Laos. She has been working with Oxfam in Laos since 2019 as the Grant and Finance Coordinator, in charge of Grant and Finance Management and Staff and Partner Capacity Building. Later, she joined the Voice Laos team as a Program Finance Officer, responsible for grant and finance management. Working with Voice, she believes in equality and would like to bring it to everyone, especially the rightsholders who lack the resources.

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  • Thena Posysenthong

    Linking, Learning, and Amplifier Officer, Voice in Laos, Oxfam in Laos



    Thena holds a bachelor's degree in Education from the National University of Laos. He has been volunteering in the areas of social development and education since he was a university student and a member of the LAC Toastmaster Club. He was also a part of the Youth Solidarity Peacebuilding Program under the Mennonite Central Committee in Laos and a facilitator at the English Café in Vientiane, helping support Lao people to practice their English-speaking skills. He was also a part of the LGBTQ equality group and Bear Bear III – ADRF, among others. With his passion to study more about the diversity, he participated in some programs where he met and learned about more about different contexts of people  from different walks of life. These programmes are: YSEALI Academic Fall 2021, School of Peace 2018, JENESYS 2017, and the Lancang-Mekong University Students Friendly Exchange Week 2016. One key realization he gained was that where there are humans, there is conflict. But he also believes in non-violent approaches solving root causes of these conflicts through peaceful approaches. He joins the Voice Team as Linking, Learning and Amplification Officer with the ambition to listen to the rightsholders and to amplify their stories to the world.

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  • Chindamany Homphasathane


    Administrative Officer, Voice in Laos, Oxfam in Laos



    Chindamany Homphasathane, or Jasmine, used to work at a hospital as an assistant officer in the business development department where she coordinated with diverse groups of people. Since she was in college, she has been passionate about volunteering in community activities such as the charity event in Laos, which supported people who were affected by the crisis earthquake in Kumamoto, and volunteering in cleaning Vientiane, the capital city. Those experiences drove her to become an adventurous and organised person. With Voice, she hopes to use her personality in journeying through the different Voice pathways. She hopes to learn and develop with diverse groups of people, ensuring that no one is left behind.

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