Joseph Bikanda is the coordinator and Head of Secretariat of Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network based in Kampala, Uganda since October 2011. Joseph Has a Masters Degree in International law. Pan African Human Rights Defenders Networks ( a Network made up of 5 sub-regional networks of HRDs including the East and Horn of Africa, the Central, the west, the Southern and the North African HRDs Networks).
He worked as Protection assistant with Front Line International foundation of HRDs, Legal Officer at the African Commission on Human and People’ Rights; Assistant to the Chairperson of the African Commission; Acting Coordinator for the activities of the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders in Africa, and Technical Assistant to the Committee of the African Commission on the Protection of the Rights of People Living with HIV, and those at risk, vulnerable and affected by HIV in Africa. He was delegated also in the preparation of the 30 years anniversary of the African Charter at the secretariat of the African Commission.