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, 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.
Sanna Fisker is our nutritional consultant and fundraiser. Sanna is a health and nutrition professional specialising in global health and nutrition. Sanna is based in our Birkerød Office.
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. Erik is based at the office in Denmark.
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.
Obed Kunda is our mental health specialist. He is a clinical officer specialising in mental health. Obed is based at the Lusaka office in Zambia.
January Nkhoma is our juvenile focal point. He works with organising activities for the juveniles. He is trained in the Grassroots Soccer programme. January is based at the Lusaka Office in Zambia.
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.