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Staff

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.

Management Team

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Mr. Theo Kralt
Chief Administrative Officer
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Ms. Kris Debref
Director Bilateral Programmes
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Ms. Kudzai Leslie Makombe 
Deputy Director Bilateral Programmes
& Partner Relations
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Ms. Marion Verweij
Head of President’s Office & Head of Communications

The Netherlands Office (Headquarters)

Project Team

Liselot Bloemen
Ms. Liselot Bloemen
Programme Manager
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Ms. Tatjana van den Ham
Programme Manager
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Ms. Ingrid Johansen
Programme Manager

Communications Department

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Mr. Dean Brandt
Communications Officer

Finance Department

Martien Smeding
Mr. Martin Smeding
Senior Financial Officer
Sahila El Fahsi
Ms. Sahila El Fahsi
Financial Officer
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Ms. Gül Mert
Financial Officer
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Ms. Ludivine Bry
Project Controller

Human Resources Department


Ms. Martien Meenhorst
Human Resources Officer

Secretariat

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Ms. Jackie Kaaria
Head of Secretariat/
ICT Officer

Ms. Chiara Graniero 
Events and Logistics officer

Belgium Office

Patrick Luabeya
Mr. Patrick Luabeya
Programme Coordinator

Benin Office


Ms. Josiane Foundohou
Programme Manager

Ms. Véronique Tonoukouen 
Logistical and Financial Officer

Democratic Republic of Congo Office

Patrick Luabeya
Mr. Patrick Luabeya
Programme Coordinator

Kenya Office

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Ms. Ann Nyambura
Programme Manager
Peninah Ogeto
Ms. Peninah Ogeto
Financial and
Logistical Officer

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Ms. Joyce Mbatha Lucas
Office Assistant

Mali Office

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Mr. Antoine Brasset
Programme Coordinator
West Africa

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Ms. Astan Konandji
Financial and Logistical Officer

Mozambique Office

Elisa Muianga
Ms. Elisa Muianga
Acting Head of Office and Project Officer
Amarilia Mutemba
Ms. Amarilia Mutemba
AWEPA Representative and Project Officer
Zaida Maria de Pena Beete
Ms. Zaida Maria de Pena Beete
Financial Officer

Regional Office Bilateral Programs

Chris Kaija-Kwamya
Mr. Chris Kaija-Kwamya
Programme Coordinator
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Mr. Abdinasir Yusuf Hussein
Programme Manager
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Mr. Liban Farah Abdulle
Project Officer
Peter Elamu
Mr. Peter Elamu
Administrative Officer

Regional Office Cape Town, South Africa

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Ms. Kudzai Leslie Makombe
Deputy Director Bilateral
Programmes & Partner Relations
Programme Coordinator
Zimbabwe
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Ms. Alexandrina P. Wonani
Head of Office
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Ms. Kristen Heim
Programme Manager
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Ms. Carilee Osborne
Project Officer
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Mr. Siphathise Dyongo
Project Officer
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Ms. Claire-Anne Lester
Project Officer
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Ms. Chanel Adams
Project Assistant

Regional Office Kampala, Uganda

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Ms. Kris Debref
Director Bilateral Programmes
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Mr. Innocent Minega
Monitering and Evaluation Officer / Programme Manager Ethiopia Programme
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Mr. Umar Turyakira
Logistics and Projects Officer

Uganda Office

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Mr. Andrew Namara  
Programme Manager
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Mr. Simon Jude Zikusooka
Regional Finance Officer