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Mikael Johansson holds a Master of Laws from the Faculty of Law at Lund University, with specialisation in international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He has been with the Institute since 1991 and has held several positions within the department for international programmes, including head of programmes, and has also functioned as the Institute’s advisor on Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance. He is currently the director of the Institute´s Zimbabwe Programme and Harare Office, and the Institute’s Senior Policy Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Human Rights. From September 2004 to August 2006 Mikael worked at the Embassy of Sweden in Harare, as the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency’s (Sida), Regional Adviser for Democracy and Human Rights for Southern Africa.
Mikael’s work experience covers management of institutional and human rights capacity development programmes and strategic planning and policy development related to development cooperation and human rights, including results based management and application of human rights based approaches to development. He has vast experience in the fields of administration of justice, rule of law and anti-corruption. He is the current coordinator of the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network of Institutes and he is since 2011 member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.
The Harare Office was established in 2020 and currently there are five staff members working on the team. Read more about our work in Zimbabwe.
Emily holds a MA in Anthropology from Sorbonne University, France and a MA in Human Rights from Malmö University, Sweden.
She currently works with RWI’s human rights capacity development programme in Zimbabwe, and has worked in the same capacity with RWI’s programmes in Myanmar and Vietnam. Before joining RWI, she worked at the Independent Commission for Human Rights – the Palestinian National Human Rights Institution – in Ramallah.
Isis Sartori Reis
Isis currently works with RWI’s human rights capacity development programme for Zimbabwe. She has also assisted in the institute’s research on the nexus between corruption and human rights, as well as on the linkages between human rights cities and the sustainable development goals.
Prior to joining RWI, Isis was a Blue Book trainee at the European Commission and an intern at the United Nations. She has been working with human rights since 2012, having volunteered and worked for NGOs in Brazil and Denmark. Isis holds a Master’s degree in Asian Studies from Lund University, Sweden and a Bachelor degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil.
Timothy holds a LLM (jur. kand) with a specialization in European Union law, together with a Bachelors (fil. kand) in Human Rights, both from Lund University, Sweden. He currently works with the academic cooperation component of the Zimbabwe Programme, primarily with regard to mainstreaming and institutionalising human rights education and research in Zimbabawe.