Nila Freisleben is an international development professional with experience in project management, multi-stakeholder coordination and institutional development, foremost gained within cooperation initiatives between the African Union and Germany, implemented by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Her interests lay in education and a human rights-based approach to development. She holds an LL.M. in International Law, an M.Sc.in International Development Studies and a Bachelor of International Studies. She is bilingual in English and German, proficient in Indonesian and French, and currently learning Arabic.