A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR :

Executive Director FREDERIC MVEMBA MAYEMBE ( FEDE) was  born in MBANZA KONGO ( former San salvador ), provincia do Zaire, northern part of Angola. He studied both in ANGOLA and abroad. Coming back to Angola in the 1990's after many years abroad, he served as a local staff for the National electoral council, during the presidential and legislative elections held in 1992.  In 1996, he was screened to work as switchboard operator and in capacity of translator/interpreter for the United Nations Angola verification mission (UNAVEM III)  UN  ID T-2882.

Later on, he travelled to NDALATANDO, not very far from MALANGE, where he worked as a supervisor for demining.  Between 1997 and 98, he  became a teacher at the national institute of telecommunications.  During this period, he wrote two important books, Verites indeniables pour une bonne reconciliation nationale en Angola and the book " pacificacao de Angola: Empenho e esforcos do presidente Jose Eduardo dos Santos, with Antonio Pedro Francisco.

In 1999,  the NGO AJODES, associacao dos jovens para o desenvolvimento social invited him in order to work for project related to peace education and human rights. in the same time he was teaching at the the faculty of engineering (DIEE). it is in the course of this period he wrote another book UNDERSTANDING THE ANGOLAN PROBLEM : A CHALLENGE TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY and had his first contacts with Mr. MAJID TEHERANIAN of the TODA INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL POLICY and RESEARCH and   Mr. ROBERT STEWART of the CANADIAN CENTRES FOR TEACHING PEACE who projected ACTP, which becomes some days later a member of the COALITION OF WORLD CENTRES FOR TEACHING PEACE.

Between 1999 and 2000, he served as minister for THE DEEPER CHRISTIAN LIFE MINISTRIES -ANGOLA and as consultant for the  ANGOLAN Y2K COMMISSION.

Frederic attended a lot of peace conferences  at the national level and abroad and wrote several articles on peace, conflict resolutions, human rights and democracy.

His hobby include reading, writing, and travelling.

Contact Frederic by email at frederic_mvemba@hotmail.com and by fax at 00244-2-396810  and 00244-2-331578

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