Panambi Abadie: Uruguay
Assistant to the Dean at the School of Agronomy at University De La Republic of Uruguay
She is a lawyer by training. As a key administrator, she has been part of the policy development group in the long-term planning of the Universidad. She is currently working with the faculty members at the University of Minnesota to develop a proposal between the two universities to restructure the Universidad De La republic and to provide exchange. As a Humphrey Fellow, she will focus on planning and management of higher education.
Nana Amo Adade Boamah: Ghana
Chief Executive of the Ghana National Procurement Agency (GNPA)
He is the Chief Executive of the Ghana National Procurement Agency (GNPA). This national institution has the responsibility of obtaining expendables for government use nationwide. Being Chief Executive, Mr. Boamah turned this institution around on the verge of being liquidated and increased productivity. He formulates policies, plans, organizes and controls the resources of GNPA. Mr. Boamah holds a degree in political science from the University of Ghana. As a Humphrey Fellow, he will specialize in international trade and investment, policy development and negotiation analysis.
Terry Boullata/Ayad: Jerusalem
Researcher at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
She has been active in tracking the human rights conditions of Palestinians under occupation for the last seven years with the Palestine Human Rights Information Center and with UNRWA. She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the Birzeit University. Imprisoned several times on issues of human rights, Ms. Boullata/ Ayad have traveled extensively to deliver speeches on prison conditions in the occupied territories. Her goal is to contribute to or build a research infrastructure in the West Bank/ Gaza area to serve as the self-governing authority. As a Humphrey Fellow, she will concentrate on socioeconomic research, evaluation techniques and policy making.
Joseph Mutale Bwembya: Zambia
Principal Research Officer of legal and constitutional issues for the National Assembly of Zambia
A former Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Bwembya holds a bachelor degree in law from the University of Zambia and a Master's of Law from Cambridge University. As a Humphrey Fellow, he would like to concentrate on constitutional issues, public administration and human resource management.
Ray Goba: Zimbabwe
Chief Law Officer for the Attorney General's office for the Ministry of Justice
He is the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions, staff supervisor, in charge of legal advice training, and prosecution of criminal offenders. Mr. Goba is a strong advocate of Zimbabwe's economic and structural adjustment program and the prosecution of crime and related activities. Mr. Goba has bachelor degree in law from the University of Zimbabwe. As a Humphrey Fellow, he will focus on criminal law, criminal justice and management,
John Francis Griffith: Barbados
Corporate Controller at the Barbados National Bank
He has been heavily involved in the restructuring and formulation of a new strategic focus for the bank. He is a qualified accountant, holds a bachelor of sciences degree in accounting from the University of West Indies and is working on his MBA dissertation. As a Humphrey Fellow, he will pursue research on risk management techniques for financial institutions as well as international business development issues impacting banks.
Duangtip Hongsamoot: Thailand
Health Inspector for the Food and Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
She is involved in problem analysis and formulation of strategies to promote safe and rational consumption of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices. She holds a master's degree in public health from Mahidol University in Bangkok. As a Humphrey Fellow she will concentrate on policy analysis, planning and monitoring evaluation.
K. Krishna Murthy: Malaysia
Senior Project Coordinator for the National Institute of Public Administration
He is the Senior Project Coordinator for the National Institute of Public Administration in Kuala Lampur. The Institute is responsible for training Malaysia's civil service. His job responsibilities include organizing, coordinating, conducting and lecturing management courses for senior and mid career public sector officials. He holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Malaysia and a master's degree in planning from the University of Minnesota. With more than 19 years in the service of the Government of Malaysia and having authored several project papers on administrative reforms and management modernization in the departments he has served, his interest during the Humphrey year he will be in hospital and public health administration.
Sandra Paul: Trinidad and Tobago
Judge of the Industrial Court
Her key interest is in "Alternative Dispute Resolution" with an emphasis on mediation. Trinidad is looking toward alternative dispute resolution for reducing the case load in its courts. Ms Paul holds a bachelor in law from the University of West Indies and a master in law from the University of London. He focus as Humphrey Fellow will be on conflict resolution and mediation.
Alexandra Luminita Petrescu: Romania
Executive Director of Humanitas Foundation in Bucharest
The Foundation has engaged in public debate and the political process in Romania. She has worked in conferences and programs to move the democratization process. Since the Humanitas Foundation has stopped its activities, Ms, Petrescu is presently director of the Foundation for Pluralism. She has a degree in geology from the University of Bucharest. As a Humphrey Fellow, she will focus on human resource management and leadership, public administration and communications.
Jan Bastian Rumbrar: Indonesia
Secretary of the Department of Education of Irian Jaya's Evangelical Church
He is the Secretary of the Department of Education of Irian Jaya's Evangelical Church, with 800,000 members, the province's oldest and most influential institution. Mr. Rumbrar is involved with educational and human resource development programs. A former national soccer player, Mr. Rumbrar holds a degree in English from Satya Wacana Christian University. He is active in building a network between his Institution and other NGOs on human rights, environmental and international exchange programs and campaigns. As a Humphrey Fellow, he will focus on human resource development.
Lydia N Wambua: Kenya
Female Clerk Assistant for the Kenya National Assembly
Her main duties include finance on budgetary and personnel matters, procedural and chamber duties, and parliamentary state functions and protocols. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. She is interested in the relationship between gender-related issues and pressure groups. Her focus for the Humphrey Year will be on public administration and human resource management.
Soehardi Wangsabesari: Suriname
Head of the Problem-Solving group for Grassalco Mining Company
His responsibilities are formulation of policies and strategies regarding organizational adjustment in corporate business structure. In connection with some structural adjustments within the company for the last three months, he was appointed Chief Financial officer. Mr. Wangsabesari holds a doctorate in business economics from the University of Suriname. As a Humphrey fellow, he will focus on mineral economics with an emphasis on mining projects.
Qifu Zhang: China
Section Chief for the Ministry of Personnel
His job consists of developing guidelines for the reform and reorganization of China's provincial and local government structures. Mr. Zhang holds a master's degree in law from Beijing University. As a Humphrey Fellow, he will focus on public administration and policy making, administrative law and methods of organization.