Naama Haviv is the Executive Director of Panzi Foundation in the USA. She brings more than a decade of experience as a leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities worldwide, with a focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo. Naama joined Panzi Foundation with a unique combination of academic credentials and hands-on organizational experience, including a masters degree from Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and her prior post as the director of policy, partnerships, and programming with the international aid and human rights organization Jewish World Watch.

Naama is a recognized advocate in the human rights world and has led countless successful aid and advocacy programs in Africa. She also has successfully worked for years with international partners – including the Panzi Hospital and Foundations – to ensure the strength and quality of relief and development projects in Congo and in Sudan. 

She has created and managed educational programs for Relief International, connecting students from the US to students in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Tajikistan, and the West Bank, and she held research positions with the Institute for the Study of Genocide, the Middle East Media Research Institute, and the American Anti-Slavery Group.

Under Naama’s stewardship, Panzi Foundation has magnified its presence on the world stage, grown its programming, expanded its supporter base, and significantly increased its finances. Her efforts continue to help drive Panzi Foundation USA meet its mission, enable it to make strategic investments at Panzi Hospital and Panzi Foundation DRC, and help heal women and restore their lives.

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