Nooshin Erfani-Ghadimi

Project Coordinator, Wits Justice Project, University of the Witwatersrand

Nooshin is the project coordinator of the Wits Justice Project, having joined the team in January 2012. The Wits Justice Project (WJP), a programme of the Journalism Department at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, looks to understand and investigate the reasons why criminal justice is frequently delayed or denied, to raise public awareness of miscarriages of justice, and to produce compelling evidence of the need for reform. It is impartial and solutions-based and works within networks and partnerships at local, national and global levels.

Before that, Nooshin was the Humanitarian Diplomacy Senior Officer of the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies – the world’s largest humanitarian network. In this post, she was part of the strategic conceptualisation and planning for the African Humanitarian Diplomacy Unit and helped establish and coordinate a continental team that included staff in communications, resource mobilization, planning and monitoring and evaluation, based in regional and country offices throughout Africa. Her specific portfolio included government relations and diplomacy; public affairs and advocacy; humanitarian affairs; communications; and protocol and external relations. Nooshin has also worked in the corporate and consultancy sectors, living and working in three continents, and brings these experiences to her work in advocating for the most vulnerable.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Project Coordinator, Wits Justice Project , University of the Witwatersrand