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Eleni Coromvli

Eleni Coromvli, Regional Program Director, a practicing architect in Zambia, is a Greek national who has made her home and family in Zambia. Her doctoral and masters' studies at the University of California at Berkeley emphasized the 'building process,' an integrated process of building comprising design, construction and user's participation, and urban design. Eleni has extensive experience in architecture/urban design and construction management, gained through participation in numerous and diverse architectural projects in three continents (Europe, North America and Africa).

Eleni's interest in applying her architectural knowledge and talents to Zambia has given her an understanding that is particularly suited to the needs of the Lubuto Library Project. She acquired valuable knowledge of Zambian community life patterns and problems through extensive social research into various communities in several parts of the country. She has an in-depth understanding of vernacular Zambian architecture and significant experience in incorporating indigenous spatial patterns and building techniques into modern building. Eleni also is very familiar with the lives and needs of street children as a result of her work with the Fountain of Hope in Lusaka.

Precious Chisebuka-Julius

Precious Chisebuka-Julius, Program Manager, is a professional social worker with a background in program management and planning, monitoring and evaluation. Before coming to the Lubuto Library Project she worked for four years as a program officer with Sightsavers. Precious has additional experience in facilitation, training, capacity building and team leading. Her previous experience includes work in monitoring and evaluation with Non-Governmental Organizations Coordinating Committee, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Christian Children’s Fund, and research with Microbicides Development Program- Mazabuka. She holds a Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Zambia, as well as additional training obtained from Foundation for International Development Africa (FIDA), Management Accounts for Non-Governmental Organizations (MANGO) Training Institution, and the London School of Hygiene. Precious is interested in child and youth development.

Stacy Langner

Stacy Langner Regional Director, is a committed advocate for the role of libraries and information professionals in fostering development and improving lives around the globe. She has spent her professional career in Africa, living and working in ten countries. With BA in International Development and a Masters in Library and Information Science, her areas of expertise include program design, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and capacity building. Her work in Sub-Saharan Africa has provided her with practical experience in the education and health sectors, with an emphasis on programming for youth and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

Before taking on the role of Regional Director, Stacy was a longtime Lubuto volunteer and advisor while working for Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) in East Africa, Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), and Khulisa Management Services, a monitoring and evaluation firm in South Africa.

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