Jacqueline Nzoyihera is a bilingual Human Rights Lawyer with over 25 years of experience. She is a lawyer from Burundi and has numerous certificates in Transformational Change, Business Management, Corporate Behavior, Gender Analysis. Jacqueline is also coach and member of the International Coaching Federation. She challenges herself to always think out of the box and exercise empathetic leadership. Jacqueline Nzoyihera has over 27 years of experience in gender, international law, human rights and development practice in the United Nations. She provides high-level policy, advisory, teambuilding, and training support as well as capacity development initiatives for governments, the United Nations, and civil society organizations. Jacqueline currently serves as the Justice Program Manager in UNDP Somalia and Policy Advisor to the Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for UNDP Eritrea. She has earned the respect of the staff, peers, and senior leadership of the UN entities as well as that of the government, donors and other partners for her intellectual rigor, excellent knowledge and understanding of country context. She has the political acumen and emotional intelligence to lead programs. She brings a strong track record of leadership, management and exemplary performance in access to Justice and the rule of law, Human rights, gender, international law, operationalization of the right to development. As of 1st January 2022, Jacqueline Nzoyihera was appointed as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Law Society and Development by the Dean of the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Jacqueline Nzoyihera will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Customary and Informal Pathways to People-Centered Justice: What Works