Area of Focus: Community Interaction/Cooperation, Congolese Genocide Awareness/Education
Location: Massachusetts, Southbridge
Originally from the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Anthony Kasongo is an activist and advocate of social justice and human rights. A proven leader in the areas of project management, technology and problem solving, Kasongo brings over 15 years of professional experience and leadership to Congolese Genocide Awareness (CGA) where he serves as the organization’s executive director. Kasongo also holds the positions of Information Technology (IT) Director and Property Manager at Patriot Power, LLC a distinguished energy brokerage firm in Burlington, Massachusetts.
During his time at CGA, Kasongo has been essential to building collaborative partnerships with international organizations such as with One Million Bones and Enough Project, to educate, advocate and create change regarding the atrocities taking place in Congo.
Most recently, Kasongo joined then state representative, Marty Walsh and Congo Action Now to promote Bill H.2898, an Act related to Congo conflict minerals. Sponsored by Mayor Walsh, this bill “prohibits the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo.” The bill requires any company registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission to take steps to report on the origin and supply chain of conflict minerals from Congo. Kasongo is fluent in French, Swahili, Lingala, French Creole and English and conversational in Zulu and Spanish.