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Our Team in Copenhagen

Andrew Julius Bende

Daily Leader/Daglig Leder

Andrew is a specialist in Project Management, Development Strategy and Fundraising. With over twenty years' experience in the NGO sector, Andrew is passionate about developing knowledge around grassroots development. 

Basirat Bashorun

INTERN - PROJECTS & EVENTS

Now in her final year of the degree in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Basirat aspires for contribute to a better Nordic integration process by supporting migrants on their journeys. A migrant herself, she has seen her share of misconceptions and gaps that with more understanding could be reduced.

Jimena Rincon Meyer

Program Coordinator

Jimena brings many years of full-cycle project management, testing of ideas, strategic thinking, research, peace-building, quantitative and qualitative analysis, plus fluency in five languages towards our ambition to build robust communities.

Naimo a. Kawser

INTERN - PROJECTS & EVENTS

Also in her final year of the degree in International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Kawser aspires to work within an international setting and gain hands on experience with global challenges. With her refugee background & experience across many countries she hopes to contribute in bridging experience & practice.

Bakhwi L. Kragh

Project Coordinator

Bakhwi Lorelli Kragh brings rich experience from many worlds. An active member and M&E support to the Board for Para sport Denmark, Former Chairperson of Women Circle Botswana, a long career as a teacher, and Civil Society Activist.

Technical Collaborators

Evan Chandler Hayden

Communication

Communications support expert Evan brings his experience and interest in project management together with his passion for travel, culture, international exchanges and education, to the benefit of our community engagement globally.

SOLOMON OKURUT

VIDEOGRAPHY & GRAPHICS

Solomon has many talents from project and development experince to political acvism and community mobilization. But with his hand and head behind the camera, you cannot go wrong on what an visual-audio expert Solomon is.

EOIN O’SULLIVAN

PODCASTING

Eoin's specialties include podcasting, sound-editing, presenting and translating complex themes and messages into audio. In his spare time, produces and presents a popular podcast for expats named Coping in Copenhagen.

Country Coordinators

MAKA SARTANIA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - APD GEORGIA

Maka leads and oversees our partnership and activities in Georgia. Follow the links above to read more about this special expert in our network.

Peniel Rwendeire

Executive Director - NAC Uganda

A serial social/civil society developer, guider, advocate. Founder, Board Member, Trainer, Public Speaker and a real mentor for many CSOs.

Maryam Montague

Founder & Director - PS - Morocco

Meet our lead & expert from Morocco, an shoka Fellow, CNN African Changemaker, TEDX Speaker + Founder of Project Soar.

Emil Aurehøj Persson

CO-FOUNDER - INSPINEST GHANA

A dynamic Innovation & (Social) Entrepreneur born in Denmark that fell in love with Ghana on his travels to see the world from other perspectives.

VIOLET ANN NAIGAGA

COORD. MAYUGE COMMUNITY HOUSE

Meet Violet - our robust community mobilizer, facilitator, trainer, counselor and motivator - for the community groups we work with in Mayuge, Uganda.

ONWARD CHIRONDA

Director - My Age Zimbabwe (MAZ)

Onward Gibson Chironda is a Preacher, entrepreneur, globally sought after conference speaker, Author and development practitioner.

The Executive Board

Rita Tisdall

Board Chaiperson

Civil Connections

Stine Eilers

Board Vice Chairperson

Civil Connections

Rebecca Campbell

Board Treasurer

Civil Connections

Keith Gondwe

Board Member

Civil Connections

Martina Popadakova

Board Member

Civil Connections