Bukeni Tete Waruzi, Program Coordinator for Africa and the Middle East , is a native of Uvira, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where he worked for over eight years on child soldiers and children affected by armed conflict. He founded and served as the Executive Director of Ajedi-Ka/Child Soldiers Project, an organization working to demobilize and reintegrate child soldiers in the DRC. Bukeni produced several films on child soldiers and the spread of HIV/AIDS in the DRC during his organization's partnership with WITNESS. He also implemented the use of cell phones as a means of monitoring and reporting child rights violations. Bukeni holds a BA in economics from the Evangelical University in Africa in Bukavu (DRC) and a Master's degree in Human Rights and Conflict Resolution from Chaire Unesco in Bujumbura (Burundi). Bukeni speaks English, French and Swahili and is conversational in five languages and dialects of the Great Lakes region of Africa.