Amani Matabaro is a part-time field researcher for the Enough Project, based in Bukavu. He has extensive experience working in education and human rights in eastern Congo. He graduated from the Bukavu Higher Institute in the Congo and took an intensive course at the Johns Hopkins Summer Institute. Amani has worked as a secondary school educator in Congo and Rwanda, a research assistant and supervisor for a community-based research project conducted by John Hopkins and Boston University in eastern Congo, and a civil society and community development program assistant for the International Rescue Committee in South Kivu.
Amani currently serves as community builder and executive director of Action for the Welfare of Women and Children in Kivu, a Congolese non-profit organization that works to empower war-affected women and children through implementing community-based projects and sponsoring education for vulnerable children.
Amani speaks eight languages, including French and English. He has worked as a community liaison interpreter and local fixer for various international organizations, including the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the International Rescue Committee, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum, Comic Relief, Channel 4’s “To Die For Project” with Conor Woodman, Voice Of America, Vanity Fair Italy, Resolve Network, and Yahoo! News' “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.”