IMG_5319Edmar Nhaga

Location: Bissau, Guinnea-Bissau
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2014
Title & Organization: President, Guinean League of Human Rights of the Autonomous Sector of Bisseau

Edmar Nhaga was born in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. He is a 2010 graduate in Law from the Faculty of Law of Bissau. Following his studies Edmar became an activist with the Guinean Human Rights League. From 2011 to 2013 he was the coordinator of human rights at the Center of Access to Justice of Canchungo, covering the entire north region of Cacheu. He has worked mainly in the field of human rights through community awareness and monitoring of human rights situations with particular focus on the situation of women and children. Currently, Edmar is the President of the autonomous sector of Bissau for the Guinean League of Human Rights.

Blog Entries

Edmar Nhaga – Presidential Precinct YALI Video Blog

August 10, 2014 | Edmar Nhaga | 2014 Washington Fellow

Edmar Nhaga, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, shares his experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.

August 10th, 2014|Blog, Edmar Nhaga|0 Comments

Week 3 Reflections of My Washington Fellowship

July 20, 2014 | Edmar Nhaga | 2014 Washington Fellow

Reflections on the Week

The third week of the program was filled with set of activities and visits to institutions that promote Community development projects, helping those in need. We also paid visits to two presidential homes, Ash Lawn-Highland and Monticello. All the […]


July 13, 2014 | Edmar Nhaga | 2014 Washington Fellow

I completed the second week of the institute and want to give a brief summary of the topics and what we learned. The first two days focused on the concept of sustainability as a mix of politics, culture and environmental challenges. We […]

My Story

June 16, 2014 | Edmar Nhaga | 2014 Washington Fellow

I am Edmar Paulo Badilé Nhaga. I was born on January 6, 1982 in Bissau, the capital of Guinea-Bissau. I started primary school in the Missira district in the middle of 1989 and later studied at the complementary school Justado Vieira and […]