Secretariat

International Secretariat
The International Secretariat is based in Brussels, where most European Institutions are placed.
AEFJN International Secretariat
174, rue Joseph II
B – 1000 Brussels
Belgium
Tel. +32.(0)2.234.68.10
Fax  +32.(0)2.231.14.13

Email: aefjn@aefjn.org

The secretariat team is international and have a variety of backgrounds, preparation and experience. Most of them have had a working presence on the African continent.  The Secretariat staff lobbies and coordinates the advocacy activities of the Antennae and AEFJN members.
Chika Onyejiuwa

Chika Onyejiuwa

Executive Secretary

Chika Onyejiuwa  is a member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Prior to assuming office at AEFJN Secretariat  as its Executive Secretary, he was the Director of Formation at the Saviorite House of Formation in Nigeria and taught Social Ethics, JPIC  and the Principles of the Social teachings of the Church. In addition, he was the JPIC Co-ordinator for the Province of Nigeria, South East. Chika holds a BSc degree in Biochemistry from the Nigeria Premier University (University of Ibadan). He also holds a BA degree in Religion from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, a Masters degree in Theology from Duquesne University, USA, a Masters degree in Christian Spirituality from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, USA  and an Advanced certificate from the Institute of Spiritual Leadership in Chicago, USA. Chika was a member of the Jesuit Retreat team at the Jesuit Center in Benin, Nigeria giving  the Ignatian exercises and other forms of Retreats; and  facilitated workshops for  JPIC groups. Chika loves nature and solitude, reading, going to the gym and he  plays lawn tennis.
José Luis Gutierrez Aranda

José Luis Gutierrez Aranda

Policy Officer

José Luis Gutiérrez Aranda is a Policy Officer “Trade”. Previously, he was in charge of “Voluntariado Claver” promoting interculturalism and integration of migrants in Spain. He worked as Migration Lawyer for a decade and researched on the Family Reunification Right of Undocumented Migrants at the EU. José Luis holds a Master Degree in Law from University of Sevilla (Spain) and Moral Theology from Leuven University, Belgium. He is Bachelor in Philosophy from Universidad de Comillas (Spain).
Odile Ntakirutimana

Odile Ntakirutimana

Policy Officer

Odile is particularly involved in the work of land grabbing and food sovereignty. She is from Burundi and a member of the Congregation of Daughters of Mary and Joseph (Institut des Dames de Marie). She did her university studies in Burundi at Light University of Bujumbura where she got a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in 2013 and at the National University of Ireland, Galway where she is Master’s Degree in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in 2017.

Alfredo Marhuenda Fluixá

Alfredo Marhuenda Fluixá

Policy Officer

Alfredo has been in charge of the international cooperation programme in Caritas Diocesana de Valencia (Spain) during 15 years, managing international cooperation projects as well as responding to major international emergencies. He also has broad experience on raising awareness and advocacy projects on fair trade, forgotten conflicts, food sovereignty and the international development agenda. He holds a Degree in Law and a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic School in Madrid. He also attended doctorate courses on International Law in the University of Valencia and a course on Catholic Social Teaching in the Worker Social Institute of the Archdiocese of Valencia.