Sebastián Albuja

Director, Africa Division

Sebastian Albuja, Africa Division Director, joined ABA ROLI in October 2015. Prior to becoming Director in 2018, he served as Senior Program Manager and subsequently Deputy Director of the Division . Before joining ABA ROLI, Albuja led the Africa and Americas Department at the Norwegian Refugee Council's Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre in Geneva, where he oversaw the organization's monitoring, advocacy, and research in Africa. He also worked as the regional analyst for the Americas with the NRC, conducting research and advocacy on forced migration caused by organized crime in Central America and Mexico. Prior to his international career, Albuja was an associate attorney in Ecuador where he practiced civil, administrative, and intellectual property law, as well as human rights law as a pro-bono attorney. Albuja is a non-resident fellow with Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration. He holds a Ph.D In law and public policy from Northeastern University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar ; a J.D. and B.A. from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador; and the Executive Certificate for Non-Profit Leaders from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.