Thelma Halim is a policy advisor with the IGF. She works on legal and policy issues and coordinates the Secretariat’s outreach with member states.
Prior to joining the IGF, Thelma worked with nongovernmental organizations such as the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices and the African Meeting for the Defense of Human Rights, coordinating their activities at the United Nations and related institutions. She has also worked with the Permanent Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nation’s Geneva office. In addition, Thelma has private sector experience in business development, project management, and consumer insights.
Thelma holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Abuja, Nigeria, as well as two master’s degrees in international law: a Master of Laws in international human rights law from the Catholic University of Lyon, and a Master of Laws in international security and defence from Pierre Mendès University Grenoble 2. She also holds a Master of Business Administration with a business development specialization from IPAC-MBway Management and Business School in Annecy, France.
Thelma speaks English and French and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.