Elvis Ng’andwe is a distinguished professional, with a diverse background in law, international relations, and peace studies. Currently serving as the Executive Secretary at the Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN), Elvis stands out as a prominent figure in the fields of law, academia, and migration research.
Elvis’s educational foundation includes a Master of Arts in International Relations and Peace Studies, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, a Bachelor of Philosophy, and a Diploma in Theology.
As a Lawyer (Advocate of the High Court for Zambia) and a member of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), Elvis’s legal background underscores his commitment to justice and human rights.
In addition to his legal expertise, Elvis serves as a University Lecturer in Political Science and Law, mentoring the next generation of professionals. His academic contributions are invaluable in shaping future leaders in these fields.
His career highlights include serving as the Director of Research at the Faith & Encounter Research Centre (FENZA) in Lusaka, Zambia, where he led groundbreaking research initiatives. In January 2023, he also served as an assistant lecturer in Migration Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany, demonstrating his commitment to international cooperation and cross-cultural understanding.
From 2019 to 2022, Elvis worked as a Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Mathias Sahinkuye at the African Institute of International Law in Tanzania. He is a seasoned public speaker, having delivered lectures on various subjects at several universities in Tanzania.
Elvis’s past experience includes roles as a Human Rights Officer in Niamey, Niger, and a Legal-Social Officer in Lusaka, Zambia, where he made significant contributions to the cause of human rights and social development. His diverse experience also includes work as an Assistant Legal Practitioner in Lusaka, Zambia, and pastoral and social work with the Maasai community in Arusha, Tanzania, providing him with a unique perspective on global challenges.
Elvis has undergone specialized SE4U Training on Stakeholder Engagement for the Implementation of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and completed a training program on Regional Integration and Trade at the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI).
His notable publications in various newspapers and journals demonstrate his deep understanding of critical issues, including child welfare, peacebuilding, the role of youth, international justice, and the ethics of war.
Advocacy and Communication officer
Lawrence Santiago PEDREGOSA is the advocacy and communications officer at the Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) based in Brussels, Belgium. He holds the degrees of Doctor of Theology (Ph.D.) and Sacrae Theologiae Doctor (S.T.D.) – graded 18/20 – from KU Leuven. He also acquired the degrees of Sacrae Theologiae Licentiatus (S.T.L), Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureus (magna cum laude), and M.A. Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (magna cum laude) from the same university.
Before his studies at KU Leuven, he taught as an Asst. Professorial Lecturer at De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines. He also received his degrees in M.A. Applied Theology from De La Salle University-Manila and A.B. Political Science from University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.
His research interests are political philosophy, critical theory, ethics, metaphysics, liberation theology, postcolonial theology, and migration theology. His hobbies are playing computer games, chess, traveling, and learning languages.
Administrative and accounting management
Baudouin Theunis has been married for 46 years, has two daughters and four grandchildren.
He started his professional career as a programmer-analyst at Philips data system. He then worked as an accounting and financial manager in a group of SMEs such as chemical traders, road hauliers, international carriers, etc.
He likes sports and has played football, tennis and golf and enjoys walking.