Occupation: Professional field
Occupational Position: Information Analyst Officer at the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) .
Aua is a lawyer, member of the Portuguese and Bissau Guinean Bar Associations. For the last three years, Aua has been working with the United Nations within a peacekeeping context. She first joined the UN as a Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Integrated Office in Guinea-Bissau . As a Henigson Fellow, she worked in Senegal with the international NGO Tostan in the implementation of Human Rights norms at grassroots level. Aua was also awarded the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative fellowship [SOAS/Mo Ibrahim Foundation]; International Law Seminar Fellowship [UNOG] and C.V. Starr Scholarship [Starr Foundation]. Aua nurtures a strong inclination for academia, having been a guest lecturer in European universities and written papers on the protection and promotion of human rights in West Africa. She is currently working on a book project in Portuguese on the features of the African Human Rights system, expected to be finalized before the end of 2014.
LL.M degree with specialization in International Human Rights Law from Harvard Law School Harvard Human Rights Henigson Fellow
2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow