B.A. University of Calgary
M.A. in Understanding and Securing Human Rights, University of London (UK)
B.Ed. University of Calgary
Rada Howe is a senior-level advocacy specialist and educator who has used her experience to help organizations with their communication strategies advance and enhance the lives of the marginalized populations they serve locally, nationally or internationally. She has worked for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the UK and has held several distinguished posts with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) across Europe and Southern Africa. She has monitored and evaluated several projects, such as the study of political ex-combatants mixing with civilians in refugee camps, sexual and gender based violence in Africa, and has been a lead researcher in analyzing the role that the media plays in influencing a country’s immigration policy. She was also the lead contact for UNHCR’s emergency contingency planning committee during the political upheavals in Zimbabwe’s presidential elections in 2002. She has overseen and implemented several international development projects worldwide through her work with the International Centre at the University of Calgary spanning across cross-cutting global themes such as: gender equity, human rights, child health, poverty reduction, governance, democratization, post-conflict reconstruction, education, resource management and capacity building.
Rada also contributes her time to election monitoring abroad, having worked as an election observer three times in Ukraine. She has served as the Communication Director for a major Calgary Festival from 2010 to 2014, and as the Civic Engagement Coordinator at her Community Association having created a Pay it Forward Campaign (see her on Global News. Rada Howe - Pay it Forward Day). Rada has also been an active member of the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary, and the Calgary Centre for Global Community’s Human Voice Project. See link: Rada Krnjaja-Howe - Human Voice Project
Rada has decided to use her passion and skills in the teaching profession.