Pacifique NininahazwePacifique Nininahazwe



Occupational Information

Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: President and Legal Representative of the Forum pour le Renforcement de la Soci̩t̩ Civile Burundaise (FORSC)

Professional History

Pacifique Nininahazwe is the President and Legal Representative of the Forum pour le Renforcement de la Soci̩t̩ Civile Burundaise (FORSC), a platform of 146 organizations of the Burundi civil society. Pacifique is very active in the Burundian civil society, fighting corruption, advancing ethnic harmony, and promoting free and fair elections. He was the Founder and President of the Forum for Conscience and Development, which promoted ethnic harmony on Burundian university campuses; the Vice-President of Civil Society Coalition for Election Monitoring; the Secretary General of the Christian Action Against HIV/AIDS and Poverty; Founding member of the Burundi Green Movement; and between 2007 and 2009, served as the President of the Jury for the Prix du Bon Citoyen (Good Citizen Prize). As a human rights activist strongly committed to fighting against impunity, Mr Nininahazwe currently leads the Burundian civil society campaign.




2010 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow


About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.