Heavily affected by the intergenerational ethnic and recurring conflicts in Burundi, Clement Nkubizi left his country at a very young age to live in the Eastern DR Congo as a refugee. He only returned home in 2017 to become Country Director of Help a Child Burundi, now leading programmes that promote grassroots level access to justice and social cohesion. Clement holds an MA degree in Development Studies from the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa. He brings along fourteen years of experience in Development and Humanitarian Aid with International NGOs in Africa. Thematic areas, covered in programmes under his leadership vary from Peacebuilding and Good Governance to Social-economic Empowerment, and from Youth & Work to Education. Many of these dimensions play a part in 'Building Bridges in Burundi (BBB)’, a programme to address the root causes of armed conflict and instability in Burundi, with a special focus on youth. The powerful testimonies, collected from participants in the BBB programmes, resonate with the personal narrative of Clement, showing evidence that the peace of a nation, no matter how fragile or compromised, is built with each individual deciding to be a perpetrator nor a victim.

Clement Papy Nkubizi will present at World Justice Challenge Finalists Showcase Access to Justice A