Lydie Mungala

2021 Fellow from Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Lydie Mukasekuru Mungala has more than three years of experience in peacebuilding and human rights.  She is currently the program officer for Kvinna Till Kvinna, an international women's rights organization that promotes women's participation in peacebuilding and politics, sexual and reproductive health, and economic empowerment.  Last year, she was elected as the secretary general of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Lydie has trained over 100 young people in nonflict, a conflict resolution tool designed to help young people cultivate a culture of peaceful coexistence in their communities.  As a result, she received a grant from Million Peacemakers, a Canadian-based organization where she volunteers as a facilitator, to hold a workshop in Zimbabwe in May 2023 to commemorate International Nonflict Month.  In August of 2023, she was awarded the IREX Leveraging Innovations in New Communities (LINC) grant, which enabled 15 journalists in Lubumbashi to receive peace journalism training.  Lydie holds an honors degree in peace, conflict, and governance from Great Zimbabwe University, a master's degree in peace, leadership, and conflict resolution from Zimbabwe Open University, and a number of professional certificates in human rights, gender-based violence, leadership, and conflict transformation.

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