The Ubumi team
The Ubumi Team
Anne Egelund, Founder and Executive Director of Ubumi Prisons Initiative. Anne is a sociologist and PhD. Anne works with primarily with management, strategy, website, communication, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
Anne has been with Ubumi (previously known as children in prisons initiative) since 2006, where she started the projects.
Lena Kresojevic is Ubumi Head of Office and Project Manager and based in Zambia. She is a sociologist and works to implement and monitor projects. Lena has been with Ubumi since 2013.
Carol Chomba is project officer and an educated chef. She works with administrative matters, project implementation, including nutrition and cooking trainings for women and men in prison. Carol has been with Ubumi since 2008.
Erik Stensgaard is our administrative, IT and accounts officer. Erik is an educated engineer, but has worked primarily in IT. Erik has been with us since 2016. On the picture, Erik is seen driving to collect items for the correctional facilities.
Khwima Mkandawire is our multi-skilled professional with accountancy qualification (ZICA registered). He works with numerous tasks relating to accounting and book keeping, including making sure we live up to all Zambian standards for correct reporting to the national authorities, paying of taxes and all other relevant tasks.
Malene Pilegaard is our project manager specialising in communication and fundraising. She has a background in political science and journalism, and is committed to working with human rights. She is based at our Birkerød Office in Denmark.
Buster Emil Kirchner (Volunteer) was with us as avolunteer in Zambia from December 2017 to June 2018. He worked with sports, activities and life skills building amongst juveniles in Lusaka Central Correctional Facility and Kamwala Remand Facility - and elsewhere to start up similar projects. Buster has experience from volunteer work with another organization in Zambia, as well as experience from other African countries. Buster is a very competent instructor and soccer coach.
He is now back in Denmark, where he will continue to work for Ubumi, especially with communication.
Shishe Mwale is a social worker working for Social Welfare. She has a heart for prisoners, and has worked as a volunteer for Ubumi since 2014 mainly at our Kabwe prisons.
Sarah Gibbons - works as a legal research consultant and is supporting Ubumi with a rapid assessment of human rights provisions within the prison system in Zambia. Sarah has an LLB in law and an MA in development studies and is currently based in Zambia. Sarah Gibbons - works as a legal research consultant and is supporting Ubumi with a rapid assessment of human rights provisions within the prison system in Zambia. Sarah has an LLB in law and an MA in development studies and is currently based in Zambia.
Naeem Dalal is a medical doctor, pursuing a MMED in psychiatry and mental health. He is dedicated to improving mental health and psychological resilience in Zambia and has a specific interest in prisons. He therefore works with Ubumi on patient care and treatment, trainings and general capacity building of civil society and Zambia Correctional Service.