Joëlle Hangi

Joëlle Hangi is a refugee currently residing in Kenya, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She holds a BA in Business Communication from Southern New Hampshire University. She has worked in different research capacities with UNHCR Africa Office, Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre, University of Geneva’s Human Rights Department, amongst other humanitarian organizations. All with a focus on improving and enabling refugee agency, autonomy, and rights. Currently, she is one of the 12 fellows of the inaugural RSC-BIEA Fellowship, which brings together early career researchers interested in matters of forced displacement. She also serves as an Ashden judge for the Humanitarian Energy award. Her research interests include humanitarian aid, development aid particularly, the provision of and access to clean energy in displacement settings. In her free time, Joëlle plays acoustic guitar and enjoys landscape photography.