Mooya Nyaundi

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Mooya Nyaundi (@mooyalynn) is Advocacy Director on US-Africa Foreign Policy at Open Society Foundations-US. She has worked extensively on issues of human rights, rule of law and democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Immediately prior to OSF, she was a Senior Legal Advisor with the American Bar Association, where for over seven years, she worked on human rights defenders at risk in Africa, coordinating legal support and engaging in regional and international advocacy, particularly in cases of arbitrarily arrested and detained HRDs. Mooya has also worked as a Program Manager for East and Southern Africa, with the International Republican Institute and as a litigation associate with Scanlen and Holderness Legal Practitioners in Zimbabwe, where she began her career. 

Mooya holds an LLB (Honors) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in International Law (LLM) Degree from the Georgetown Law University Center, where she was a Fellow with the Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program. Mooya is a current National Endowment for Democracy Penn Kemble Fellow. She is also on LinkedIn

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