Arnold Tsunga

Zimbabwe Resident Director

Arnold Tsunga is the country director for NDI in Zimbabwe. He is a highly skilled lawyer and human rights defender with more than 30 years of experience and expertise in law, politics, public administration and policy, governance, human rights, and the rule of law. Before joining NDI, he served for 12 years as the Africa Director of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), based in South Africa. Mr. Tsunga also was founding executive director of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and a past executive secretary of the Law Society of Zimbabwe. He served as a member of parliament (2013-2015) and on the boards of leading non-profit organizations, such as Crisis Action; Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) South Africa; and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). Mr. Tsunga has received international recognition for his role in promoting and protecting human rights in Zimbabwe, including the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, the Human Rights Defender Award bestowed by Human Rights Watch (HRW), and a special USA Congressional Recognition for Contributions to the Community. Mr. Tsunga holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (BL HONS) from the University of Zimbabwe.

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