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Lenka Hora Adema


Lenka Hora Adema (LL.M, MA) is based in The Hague (The Netherlands) as a senior mediation expert and organizational coach. She also works as an assistant professor in mediation at the VU University. Lenka is specialized in (cooperation) disputes with and within organizations and governments. As a trainer in mediation, mediator and organizational coach she works for projects abroad: Recently in Rwanda, Suriname, Ethiopie, South Africa and Nigeria.

Born to an Armenian-Iraqi father and a Dutch mother, her personal experience with different cultures is a treasure trove for her work. Previously, Lenka worked as a lawyer and academic staff member at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands. During this period she worked for Lawyers Without Borders and as a board member of the Association for Law and Administration in Developing and Transition Countries.


Humanity in Action is committed to providing an open, respectful, and safe environment for its Fellows, Senior Fellows, Program Interns, Staff, Board Members, speakers, partners, and others involved in its programs. Lenka Hora Adema is the Ombudsperson of Humanity in Action The Netherlands. Lenka is our designated point of contact to serve members of the Humanity in Action network, including the Fellows of the Fellowship program, who experience abusive, racist, sexist, homophobic, or other forms of discriminatory behavior that emanate from other members of the network.

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