Claudine Migisha hails from the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While growing up, Claudine suffered hunger and sleepless nights because of civil wars and conflict in her village in the Eastern Part of Congo known as Rutshuru in North Kivu province. She has lived a profound personal journey, which began at the tender age of six years old, when she became an orphan. Relentless in her passion for the betterment of her community, she has pursued educational and professional experiences throughout the world.
Claudine holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Africa University (AU). She is also a 2019 Master Card Foundation Alumni, a 2020 Watson Accelerator Program Alumni, and is currently in the SomaSource Leadership training with Golden Bridge. She is also a CIYOTA Alumni and volunteer and a Women Deliver Conference 2019 delegate.
Her passion is to see women and girls empowered, as well as peace and community development. Claudine believes that women and girls in her community possess not only the power to bear children and support their families, but also the power to deliver sustainable peace and development in her country. Claudine is the Founder and Executive Director of Nguvu Ya Africa (Power of Africa). Her program empowers other young women leaders as the solution to the toughest political and economic crisis facing marginalized girls and women in the Eastern part of the DRC. She is determined to help create a more healthy and peaceful community.
“I am passionate about working with young women and girls especially those orphaned ones and marginalized, because I believe there is a gift of hope in every girl. Working with GGG has been a wonderful experience to discover that golden gift of hope I bring to more young people in my community. I am thankful to be called a GGG leader."