Lassane Ouedraogo


Lassane Ouedraogo is a devoted Pan-Africanist, Human Rights, Global Social Justice Campaigner with field of expertise on Migration, Asylum and Refugees issues and in Community Development Participation. Board member and spokesperson of the European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD), he is a founding member of City of Sanctuary Dublin and Board Member of Places of Sanctuary Ireland who has supported the Sanctuary Movement since as a spokesperson and advocate for many years as a network of groups in towns, cities and local communities which share the objectives of promoting culture of welcoming, integration, inclusion and the welfare of refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants.

He is also a founding member and former national coordinator of the Campaign to End Direct Provision System in Ireland, and has worked with numerous NGOs since coming to Ireland from his Native Burkina Faso including Human Rights and Anti-Racism Networks, Irish Refugee Council, Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI), and had been very vocal about the difficult realities of living for years on end in the Irish reception system, known as Direct Provision.

Lassane is a DCU graduated in BA (Hons) in International Relations, and works in Trinity College Dublin as Academic Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Africa Solidarity Centre Ireland. Ireland National Coordinator of the Greek Refugee Forum and the Movement of Refugees Ideas and Solutions for Europe (RISE), he is a comprehensive, transparent in nature with a love and passion for preserving human rights and social justice for humanities at local, national and International levels where he happily contributes instinctively.

His great passion on Human Rights issues led him working with marginalised ethnic minorities in Ireland, European Human Rights Activists and NGO’s; and the African Diasporas where he is engaged in promoting equality by bridging the gap between those communities and policy makers.