Kulihoshi Musikami Luc joined COJESKI DRC in 1998, he is Human Rights Defender engaged in the promotion of Refugee Rights in the Great Lakes Region. He is a specialist in refugee rights and have worked on various refugee issues since 2003 in Uganda, DRCongo and in Burundi and the same time he is also in the promotion of peace, democracy and good governance in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

 Kulihoshi M Luc, coordinates the Global Refugee Leaders Forum which is the pillar project of COJESKI/DRC Coordination of North Kivu, and he does research and advocacy on various refugee issues including Civic Education. Kulihoshi M Luc was a refugee in Uganda since 2000 up to 2020 where he worked with various organizations especially refugee initiatives as volunteer. Currently he is working on the protection of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo mainly in Goma North Kivu a project which he started in this year 2021.

Kulihoshi M Luc has benefited from various trainings including the latest Summer Course by OXFORD Forced Migrants Center. He is a well-known public speaker on various refugee issues, well-known strong advocate on various refugee issues and researcher on different refugee issues.

He is currently based in Goma, North Kivu – the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Bio Date of Mulomba Bitsibu Julien

I’m a Congolese National born in 1995, I finished my studies in Political Sciences and Administration in 2018 at CEPROMAD Goma- DRC. I’m a para-legal at COJESKI/DRC Coordination of North, before that I was a human rights defender at Centre International pour la Formation des Droits Humains et le Developpement (CIFDH). I work mostly of issues of people who are detained and arrested and I do advocate for their rights, and I do offer them all the necessary interventions.

I have benefited from some trainings in human rights and case management here in Goma. I’m passionate about justice and defending the rights of those arbitrary arrested and detained, those who are vulnerable and voiceless and other marginalized people.

While an associated to COJESKI, and offer legal advice once a week to people at COJESKI because of the partnership with NDSCI through a memorandum of understanding, I’m more permanent at the NDSC (The New Dynamic of the Civil Society in DRC),

Bio Data of Leon Shukuru

I’m a Congolese National born in 1995, and finished my university studies, and joined COJESKI North Kivu in June 2023 as a field Volunteer in charge of Youth Activities in Goma. Before this I did some administrative work in various companies and in some organizations. I’m based at the organization for the whole week and I’m passionate about supporting youth development initiatives. I do also like Music and I train young people in various Church Choirs in Goma.

BioData  Buhendwa Andema Esther

I’m Buhendwa Andema Esther a Congolese national born in 1998, I finished my secondary school in 2019. I joined COJESKI North Kivu in June 2023 as Volunteer in-charge of the Administration and refugee women projects. Before this I was a teacher in a Primary School around Goma and later on owned a Tailoring Center.I also was trained in Tailoring and I’m a trainer in Tailoring which I like so much to do. I was much motivated by the Tailoring Project which COJESKI is implementing, here I work the whole week from Monday up to Saturday and for the whole day. And lastly I’m also a business women involved in all beauty things for women.I really like to serve people and I’m so happy with what I’m doing here.

Charles Ntanyungura Habimana

I’m a refugee community leader from Rwanda, I came to DRC in 1994 during the Genocide, I did not have that opportunity to go to school because most of Rwanda refugees did not have that chance.

However I was involved in various businesses here in DRC and various community work such as mobiliser, interpreter and contact person for various humanitarian organizations. I was trained in different things by some organizations such as Save the children, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Vision among others.

Currently I’m the refugee focal person for COJESKI North Kivu and with this task I do all my best to help my community. I like this work and I’m so happy when people get support through me.

BioData of Francois- Claude Mande



I’m Francois –Claude Mande Kalombo a Congolese National born in Kananga in 1966, I’m a lawyer by profession at the High Court of North Kivu- DRC. I hold in Master Degree in Private and legal law since 1998 from the University of the Great Lakes Region in Goma known as (ULPGL), I also did a training in Human Rights in 2002.

Before I joined COJESKI North Kivu, I was a human rights defender at the International Center for Human Rights Training and Development where I played a big role. I do assist refugees and other vulnerable people in various legal issues and our department offers pro-bono services to those in need. I’m here as part of NDSCI partnership with COJESKI North Kivu which has this component of legal representation.

I’m so happy that my structure the New Dynamic of the Civil Society in North Kivu known as NDSCI entered in partnership with COJESKI North in order to offer services to marginalized people including refugees.

Biodata of Kambere Kamundu Deo


I’m a Congolese Citizen born in 1968 in Lubero North Kivu, I served in the army when I was still young and then I retired and now doing my own things.

I’m one among the long serving people who have worked for this organization over the years, I do the general cleaning and any other work that is extended to me, I also keep the organization’s property when they is need.

Because of the current situation there is no money, I’m working as a volunteer, and come to work twice per week to do the cleaning. I’m so happy to be associated to this organization and feel proud for the work I have done.



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