Dr Amina Hamshari
Programme specialist, UNESCO, Social and Human Sciences Sector
Amina Hamshari is working for the Social and Human Sciences Unit at UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2018 she launched “Art-Lab for Human Rights and Dialogue” to advance human rights and dignity through the transformative power of the arts practice, as a catalyst for social justice and cohesion, mainly in humanitarian and development contexts. Based on the results and approach of Art-Lab, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, entrusted UNESCO to develop a UN Plan: “Arts for dignity, justice and peace” across all UN programmes in 2021.