Reda Benkhadra is a human rights enthusiast, and has accumulated more than five years of experience with civil society organizations and public entities. Reda holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. In his different roles, he contributed to advance digital rights and support local development through community engagement, research and advocacy. His areas of research and interest include governance, institution building and strengthening, development and access to fundamental human rights. In pursuing the Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa programme, Reda aspires to deepen his knowledge and practical skills using human rights and pan-African lenses, and looks forward to being part of the HRDA community, through which he hopes to build relationships with other peers and explore ways to bring transformational change across the continent.