Angie Osachoff (nee Mapara) is a Regional Program Coordinator for Equitas, the International Centre for Human Rights Education. Angie has been a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO since 2006 as a member of the Sectoral Commission on Education and the National Executive Committee, as well as an Advisor to the Youth Advisory Group. Angie is also a director with the Society for Children and Youth of BC. She graduated from Queen’s University with two degrees; a major in political studies and an honours medial in development studies and political studies. Influenced by her family’s history in Uganda and India, Angie began volunteering with the Canadian Red Cross in Ottawa at the age of 12 which is where she spent many years. In 2002, Angie created an award winning youth program at the Ottawa branch which she further developed into a provincial program that is still being used today. She also worked at the Jordanian Red Crescent Society, where she created their 5 year strategic plan. After graduating in 2004, Angie went to New York to work as an advisor to the Ambassador of the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies delegation to the United Nations. Over the past 20+ years, Angie has been a passionate proponent of informal education. She has written and delivered workshops on Children and Armed Conflict, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and many others. Angie is the recipient of the Canadian Red Cross’ Prix d’Excellence and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award.
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