SPRING 2024: TBD
Samse Sam, Talent Initiative for Development-TIDE South Sudan
September 18-22, 2023
Samuel Sebit Emmanuel, known as “Samse Sam” is passionate about utilizing the power of creative arts to advocate for social justice and inclusion of marginalized communities in social, economic and political spaces. Samuel founded the Talent Initiative for Development-TIDE, an organization in South Sudan that uses the creative arts to empower youth and support peacebuilding, human rights, governance, Prevention of Gender Based Violence, Countering Violent Extremism, Entrepreneurship and civic education. Sebit has a Bachelor’s Degree in Democracy and Development Studies-DDS from Uganda Martyrs University-UMU and a Diploma in Public Administration and Management-PAM. He has eight (8) years working experience in the media and civil society organisations in South Sudan and Uganda where he studied. Samuel is passionate about project planning and management, programme development, conflict management, governance, creative arts and peacebuilding. He has trained and mentored over 1000 young peace builders, local government leaders and musicians both in South Sudan and Uganda in the last eight (8) years in the IDPs camps and refugee settlements.
Samuel Sebit Emmanuel “Samse Sam” currently works as the founder and team leader of the Talent Initiative for Development-TIDE South Sudan.
Eugenia Carbone, Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide
October 9-13, 2023
Eugenia Carbone joined the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide in 2013. A lawyer, Ms. Carbone specialized in International Public Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and also completed a Master’s in Human Rights at the Universidad de La Plata. She was the Coordinator of International Affairs at the Human Rights Secretariat of the Ministry of Justice in Argentina. Previously, she worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/White Helmet Commission, collaborating on the design and implementation of international humanitarian assistance projects. She is an instructor for the Raphael Lemkin Seminar for the Prevention of Genocide as well as various other national and regional-level seminars organized by the Auschwitz Institute. Ms. Carbone also teaches as a Professor of International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza. Additionally, since joining AIPG, she has served as the Technical Secretary of the Latin American Network for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention.
Victor Ochen, African Youth Initiative Network
November 4-10, 2023
Victor Ochen was born and raised in Lira district in northern Uganda. His experience growing up in an IDP camp shaped his desire to be part of the peace building and community development process. Victor is the youngest ever African to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. He was born into a family of 10 children in Uganda amidst violent conflict that displaced over 3 million people, and that saw more than 60,000 children abducted and forcefully recruited as child-soldiers, including his own brother. He spent his childhood in refugee camps. In 2005 he founded the African Youth Initiative Network (AYINET), a human rights organization that provides practical support for people devastated by conflict, that seeks to engage people and communities in the transitional justice process, and empowers and trains youth in leadership skills. AYINET has provided reconstructive medical repair to over 21,000 victims of rape, mutilation and other violence caused by war.