Contra Nocendi International Staff

Adélaïde Etong Kame | Head of Programme 

As our Head of Programme, Adélaïde oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of our programs including planning, organizing and controlling program activities. She also works as a legal consultant for the International Service for Human Rights, an international NGO working to protect human rights defenders. Prior to this, she worked and volunteered with human rights NGO and Think Tanks as a Research and Project associate in Cameroon, Macedonia and Poland. Adélaïde holds a Master in International Law and International Relations from the University of Clermont-Ferrand.

Twitter @Etong_Adelaide


Matt Davis | Head of Legal  

Matthew is a seasoned international legal advisor and passionate human rights advocate with experience in dealing with human rights issues throughout Africa working with local and international NGOs and before international human rights bodies. He leads the legal team for Contra Nocendi International and coordinates joint actions before international human rights bodies with partner organisations. He also provides advice on matters related to international humanitarian law, public international law and international criminal law.


Farah Jerrari | Legal Research Associate 

Currently pursuing a PhD degree in international public law at the University of Grenoble Alpes, Farah’s strong interest for human rights issues had led her to join Contra Nocendi in 2017. As a legal research associate, she covers a wide spectrum of legal topics to support the work of the organization in promoting the respect of human rights. She holds a master degree in International and European law as well as a master degree in business management.


Elizabeth Hall | Funding Coordinator   

Elizabeth’s passion is working with others to create content, advocate, develop relationships and promote a more connected world-wide community. An advocate for social justice, human and environmental rights: Elizabeth’s professional background focuses on bridging the gap between donors, foundations, and community organizations to assist in generating change and dialogue. Elizabeth bring’s to her work with Contra Nocendi a background in fundraising and management of foundation grant tracking. Previously as part of the organizing team for the international Swiss-based forum Just Governance for Human Security, Elizabeth was responsible for overseeing the production the ebook Crossing Paths - A Guide to The Pillars for Human Security and the 2030 Global Goals and was a facilitator for Inclusive Economics & Sustainability Pillars discussion for the JGHS Women in Peace Building forum.

Twitter @n_liz | Instagram @lizzard5


Sharadha Kalynam | Advocacy Communications Associate 

Sharadha joined Contra Nocendi in 2017 as an Advocacy Communications Associate and works with our team on producing and editing written content, and social media. With a background in journalism, she shares our passion for human rights, advocacy and communication. Her main interests are in women’s and gender issues, and conflict zones. Her work is deeply inspired by her career in India, her home country, where she was a reporter covering health, women and child rights, and LGBTQ rights for a national newspaper The New Indian Express.  Sharadha holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and has reported for Capital News Service in Washington, D.C. covering American politics. She also worked as a production intern at Vice on HBO in New York, and as a financial journalist for S&P Global Market Intelligence in Virginia.

Twitter @sharadhak | LinkedIn



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