Our Staff

Highly Qualified & Skilled.

Syria Phiri

Syria Phiri

Director of Programmes-Health

Mr. Syria Phiri is the Director of Programmes-Health. He is a Clinical Officer General trained from Chainama College of Health Sciences. He has extensive work experience, having worked for the Government in the Ministry of Health for over 30 years. He has also worked for International NGOs for over 4 years. He is highly experienced in the areas of HIV/AIDS in paeds, adolescents, and adults, Opportunistic infections, TB, Malaria, STIs, Maternal and Child Health, Diarrhoea, WASHE, and many other health related issues. He is a Trainer of Trainers in Quality Improvement (QI), ART, Opportunistic Infections, STIs and other areas. He has got vast supervisory skills. He is so passionate in sharing his skills towards the achievement of ECHDP’s goals and objectives in the Health programmes desk.

Evans Nsooka

Evans Nsooka

Resource Mobilization and Expansion Director

Mr. Evans Nsooka is the Partnerships, Resource Mobilization and Expansion Director. He is a seasoned Social Worker who holds a diploma in Social Work from Mulungushi University, Zambia’s third Public University. He is also a trained and very experienced in Monitoring and Evaluation. He is In-Charge of Creating, strengthening and nurturing of all Partnerships. He is also in-Charge of Coordinating Resource Mobilization and sustainability of the programme and all projects. He has a very rich background in Grants Administration/Management, Programme Implementation in HIV/AIDS, Community Mobilization, Agriculture, Field Work, Financial Management. He at one time was the Coordinator for an HIV/AIDS Community Programme where he was supervising over 50 Field Officers and many Volunteers and this programme recorded greater impact in Zambia and sub-Saharan region. He says, “It is very exciting to be one of the founders of a local Community-envisioned Organization whose aim is to direct transform the lives of people in Eastern Community in a holistic, sustainable and relevant manner”.

Mambwe Mkasanga

Mambwe Mkasanga

Director of Programmes

Mr. Mambwe Mkasanga is the Director of Programmes in-Charge of Agriculture/Agribusiness, Education, GBV, Economic Empowerment,    Climate Change/ Environmental Protection, Women Participation, Governance and advocacy; and Child rights Protection. He has a diploma in Social Work from Mulungushi University and he is currently pursuing a BSc (Hons) Professional Heath Studies (Public Health) with Teesside University, UK in conjunction with Chainama College of Health Sciences. He has worked for UNHCR as an Intern and has further worked as Hospital Administrator. He is well vested in HIV/AIDS, Cervical Cancer, Community Mobilization, Demand creation, MC, Project Management, Administration, Agriculture, Climate change, GBV, Economic Empowerment, Child rights Protection, Financial Management, Strategic Management and many other areas. He has so much passion to contribute his innovations to the betterment of ECHDP and the community the Organization is serving