Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal
  • Hip-Hop Artist, Writer and Activist

Musician. Actor. Author. Advocate. Former Sudanese child soldier. Has released three studio albums: Gua, Ceasefire and Warchild. Has been involved with: British Council; Clinton Global Initiative; Adolescent Girls Initiative (World Bank in association with the Nike Foundation); Child Soldiers Initiative; Ericsson's Refugees Reunited Software; Amnesty International's 2010 World Refugee Day Campaign; Oxfam Climate Change Campaign; CNN Freedom Project; Amnesty International "Toast to Freedom". Speaker at: CMI, Finland; Refugees International, Washington DC; ICC for Cinema for Peace; TED Global. Founder, Gua Africa, a charity to work with individuals, families and communities to help them overcome the effects of war and poverty; it builds schools and provides scholarships for Sudanese war survivors in refugee camps and sponsors education for children in the most deprived slum areas in Nairobi.