Louise Kanza

2022 Fellow from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Louise Kanza has more than eight years of experience in the non-profit sector in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Currently, Louise is community engagement and youth adviser at Ipas DRC, focusing on women's rights and reproductive justice. Louise has worked as a project manager in the education sector and is a multi-award-winning activist and campaigner. Louise holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a bachelor's degree (with honors) in International Politics from the University of South Africa. Louise is passionate about advocating for feminist and refugee rights through civic engagement from a Pan-African perspective. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Louise plans to establish a consultancy firm in Kinshasa that will act as the missing link between organizations, corporations, and young changemakers in Francophone and Anglophone Africa.

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