Alex Mvuka Ntung

Alex Mvuka Ntung, originates from an extremely remote area in the north‐east of what is now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo where his ancestors moved to from what is now Rwanda. Alex witnessed the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and later found his new home to an English seaside town. Among other writing contributions, he is the author of the 'Not My Worst Day', his book tells his incredible personal experience as boy born into a traditional cattle‐herding community, pursued an education against all odds, survived extreme poverty, violence on a terrifying scale during which 11 members of his family have been killed and he became a man who has conversed with policy makers, chieftains and warlords, determined to sow the seeds of change where there are human rights abuses. With an MA in Anthropology of Conflict, Violence and Conciliation, Alex has conducted wide range of research on the Great Lakes Region of Africa, he is currently an independent researcher, lecturer  and international speaker on matter relating to conflict and peace, and cultural sensitivity in conflict resolution. Alex is country expert (DRC, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda) and an expert witness on matter relating to human rights, culture and linguistic, kinship systems, traditional beliefs, albinism, 'children witches' and the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FMG). He is member of the UK Expert Witness Institute (EWI). The EWI acts to promote expert services’ standards, supports experts from all professional disciplines and lawyers who use the services of experts.