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AWEPA staff work in offices in both Africa and Europe, with the organisation’s headquarters located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A second European office is situated in Brussels, Belgium. In Africa there are eleven offices, including two Regional Offices in South Africa and Uganda respectively. The AWEPA country offices are located in in Benin, Burundi, DRC , Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Netherlands Office (Headquarters)

Chief Administrative Officer

Mr. Theo Kralt

Director Bilateral Programmes

Ms. Kris Debref

Deputy Director Bilateral Programmes & Partner Relations

Ms. Kudzai Leslie Makombe

Head of President’s Office & Head of Communications

Ms. Marion Verweij

Programme Manager

Ms. Liselot Bloemen

Programme Manager

Ms. Tatjana van den Ham

Programme Manager

Ms. Ingrid Johansen

Communications Officer

Mr. Dean Brandt

Senior Financial Officer

Mr. Martin Smeding

Financial Officer

Ms. Sahila El Fahsi

Financial Officer

Ms. Gül Mert

Project Controller

Ludivine Bry

Human Resources Officer

Ms. Martien Meenhorst

Head of Secretariat/ ICT Officer

Ms. Jackie Kaaria

Events and Logistics officer

Ms. Chiara Graniero

Benin Office

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Patrick Luabeya

Programme Manager

Ms. Josiane Foundohou

Logistical and Financial Officer

Ms. Véronique Tonoukouen

Mali Office

Programme Manager

Ms. Anne Nyambura

Office Assistant

Ms. Joyce Mbatha Lucas

Financial and Logistical Officer

Ms. Peninah Ogeto

Programme Coordinator West Africa

Mr. Antoine Brasset

Financial and Logistical Officer

Ms. Astan Konandji

Regional Office Bilateral Programs

Acting Head of Office and Project Officer

Ms. Elisa Muianga

Project Officer

Ms. Amarilia Mutemba

Financial Officer

Ms. Zaida Maria de Pena Beete

Programme Coordinator

Mr. Chris Kaija-Kwamya

Programme Manager

Mr. Abdinasir Yusuf Hussein

Project Officer

Mr. Liban Farah Abdulle

Administrative Officer

Mr. Peter Elamu

Regional Office Kampala, Uganda

Deputy Director Bilateral Programmes

Ms. Kudzai Leslie Makombe

Head of Office

Ms. Alexandrina P. Wonani

Programme Manager

Ms. Kristen Heim

Project Officer

Ms. Carilee Osborne

Project Officer

Mr. Siphathise Dyongo

Project Officer

Ms. Claire-Anne Lester

Project Assistant

Ms. Chanel Adams

Director Bilateral Programmes

Ms. Kris Debref

Monitering and Evaluation Officer

Mr. Innocent Minega

Logistics and Projects Officer

Mr. Umar Turyakira

Programme Manager

Mr. Andrew Namara

Regional Finance Officer

Mr. Simon Jude Zikusooka

In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free.

- Mary Robinson

It’s only when you have a critical mass of women in politics that you get women’s issues attacked.

- Mary Robinson

As more women lead their communities we hope to see fewer conflicts and more peace.

- Mary Robinson

Preventing the conflicts of tomorrow means changing the mind-set of youth today.

- Graça Machel

Ask yourself what you can do to make a difference. And then take that action.

- Graça Machel

We are at a unique point in history and simply must act with far more energy and cohesion.

- His Excellency Mohamed A. Sahnoun

To combat prejudices and painful memories we need to do more with Parliamentarians.

- His Excellency Mohamed A. Sahnoun

Women’s voices shouldn’t only be heard because they are the victims of the war

- Mary Robinson

There are trouble-free spots on the continent, but unfortunately these are rarely heard of, as many observers tend to erroneously treat Africa as one block.

- Ruth O’niango

You educate a woman, you educate a whole community, a whole village

- Ruth O’niango

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

- Nelson Mandela

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

- Nelson Mandela

Development that allows the principle of self-reliance, self-sufficiency in all spheres seems to me the only sensible choice for Africa.

- Prof. Albert Tevoedjre

Rural development needs a policy which will enable the populations to understand and believe in the objectives set.

- Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Any policy, any society based on keeping people down will be a failure.

- Prof. Albert Tevoedjre

We are the first generation which can end extreme poverty in our lifetime. But we cannot get there without parliamentarians.

- Dr. Jim Yong Kim