“Leadership for a Brighter Future”

… ActionAid Zambia Appoints Tembatemba as New Country Director

By Francis Maingaila ♥️

Lusaka, Zambia24 – (June 4, 2024) – ActionAid Zambia has announced the appointment of Faides Tembatemba as the new Country Director, effective June 1, 2024. This move is part of a broader effort by ActionAid International to strengthen its commitment to human rights and poverty eradication across the globe.

Pamela Sibanda, ActionAid Zambia Board Chairperson, announced Tembatemba’s appointment in a statement issued to Zambia24 and warmly welcomed her to the role.

“We are thrilled to welcome Faides Tembatemba as our new Country Director. Her dedication to social justice and equality aligns perfectly with our goals. We look forward to the positive impact she will make in the lives of many Zambians,” said Sibanda.

“Her extensive experience and commitment to our mission will undoubtedly drive our efforts forward and help us achieve greater success in our initiatives,” she added.

Global Mission, Local Impact
ActionAid Zambia is a branch of ActionAid International, a global movement dedicated to advancing human rights and eliminating poverty, inequalities, and injustices. The organization operates in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, working to create sustainable change.

A Leader in Social Justice
Faides Tembatemba is recognized as a feminist, social justice activist, and advocate for equality. With over 24 years of experience in the development sector, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record in social accountability and public finance management.

Tembatemba previously served as the Executive Director of Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR), a local network comprising 104 civil society organizations.

Extensive Experience
Throughout her career, Tembatemba has held senior positions in several notable organizations, including Gender Links, Oxfam, Care International, SAFAIDS, REPSSI, and Africare.

Her extensive background in gender issues, social accountability, and development aid will be invaluable to ActionAid Zambia.

Educational Background
Tembatemba holds a Diploma and a Degree in Social Work, along with a Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies. Her academic background, combined with her practical experience, positions her well to lead ActionAid Zambia in its mission to support women and young people in overcoming poverty.

Vision for the Future
As Faides Tembatemba steps into her new role, ActionAid Zambia is poised to continue its work in advocating for human rights and fighting poverty. With Tembatemba at the helm, the organization aims to further its impact and support for vulnerable communities across Zambia.

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