Robert Hakiza

Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID)

Robert HAKIZA is a Refugee from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Congolese living in Uganda since 2008. He holds a degree in Agriculture from the Catholic University of Bukavu (DRC). He holds a certificate in forced migration from the International Summer School of forced migration of Oxford University.

He is a Co-founder and Executive Director of the Young African Refugees for Integral Development (YARID), Uganda. He is a founding member of the Refugee-Led Organizations Network.

He is also a founding and steering committee member of the Global Refugee Network (GRN) representing the Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a refugee Advocate. He is a TED Fellow and Aspen Institute New Voices Fellow 2017.

He’s Obama emerging African Leader 2019. In August 2017 he had a TED talk titled “Refugees want empowerment not Handouts” at TED Global Conference.