Rotary Peace Fellow Volunteer

Alexandra Sajben is a 2016-2017 recipient of the Rotary Peace Fellowship at the University of Queensland and recently completed her Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. She volunteered her time with KYEEMA in the Brisbane office from April-June 2017 to formulate our new Organisational M&E Framework and Risk Assessment and Management Strategy for 2017-2021.

Before coming to Australia, Alex worked as the Regional Programs Liaison with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court – a network of over 2,500 civil society organizations across the world working towards accountability for atrocity crimes. In this position, she coordinated advocacy, grant making, and efforts for international justice actions. Previously, Alex worked as a UN Advocacy Associate monitoring social development, human trafficking and women’s and girls’ issues in the 2nd and 3rd Committees of the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations.

KYEEMA Intern Alex

Alex graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and a supplementary major in Peace Studies. Before graduating, she interned at Asylum Access, a refugee rights organisation, as well as a small NGO focused on education efforts for girls in western Kenya. As such, she is familiar with the opportunities and challenges for small global impact organisations like ours.

We thank Alex for the time, effort and expertise that she put into helping us improve our processes. She was a pleasure to work with and a great asset for us in this stage of our organisational development. We wish her all the best for her next professional endeavour.