08 MARCH 2021
AFRICA HUMANITARIAN ACTION
STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AHA AMBASSADOR NICOLAS BWAKIRA
It is with great sadness that the AHA family has learned of the passing of Ambassador
Nicolas Bwakira. Ambassador Bwakira was a member of AHA’s international Board of
Trustees since its inception in 1994, offering his counsel tirelessly up until his formal
retirement from the board at AHA’s 25th Anniversary in 2019. Since his retirement
from his role as Trustee, Mr. Bwakira had graciously agreed to serve as “AHA
Ambassador”, offering his invaluable experience, time and support to promote AHA’s
Ambassador Bwakira was a thoughtful and meticulous person, a humanitarian at heart
and an ardent pan Africanist. His voice and committed support for African NGOs, as
a critical component in the humanitarian sector will be greatly missed.
During AHA’s 25th Anniversary markings held in Kigali, Rwanda in 2019, Ambassador
Bwakira delivered the event’s closing remarks, highlighting the role of African NGOs
and the need for strengthened solidarity and collaboration between all stakeholders to
find durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa.
Ambassador Bwakira’s passing is a personal loss to all of us who knew him and
cherished his friendship, professionalism and mentorship. On behalf of Trustees, AHA
Ambassadors, management and staff, AHA offers its heartfelt condolences to his
family, friends and colleagues.
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