Kékéli Kpognon

Head of Human Rights Programme


Kékéli leads projects that seek to promote a human rights-based approach to European policymaking and implementation on the topic of migration. Her work aims to improve narratives about migration by influencing the language used in political discourse. The Human Rights Programme also creates spaces to deconstruct the fundamental causes of inequalities in the treatment of people who migrate to Europe, and brings a diverse range of people together in Quaker House for collective problem solving.

Kékéli has an academic background in Migration, Mobility and Development and has spent more than a decade working with migrant-led organisations, NGOs and platforms in Europe and Africa. She has also extensively worked on social norms and movement building with FORWARD, the UK leading African women-led organisation working to end violence against women and girls. The common thread of Kékéli's work is the promoting of an intersectional perspective on migration; championing migrants and diaspora contribution to positive change both in places of origin and residence; advocating for people-centred policies and beneficiaries-led implementation.

Kékéli speaks French, English and Ewe.







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