ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

ALPS Resilience is committed to helping migrant and local communities in Africa overcome the challenges of forced migration by strengthening community resilience.

 

ALPS Resilience was founded in 2015 to serve communities negatively impacted by conflict and displacement by designing custom interventions that focus on empowering migrants, promoting integration, fostering social cohesion and preventing violence.  We began by working with the Somali diaspora community in South Africa’s Western Cape, providing free English and computer classes to refugees and asylum seekers while strengthening the capacity of our community-based partner.

 

Today, our organisation supports a comprehensive resilience programme with projects in forced migration and violence prevention, in particular violent extremism. ALPS Resilience is currently implementing projects in Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, and Tanzania. 

OUR AREAS OF FOCUS

RESEARCH

We drive innovative research initiatives, implement surveys, and conduct community assessments on migration and violence prevention in Africa.

RESILIENCE BUILDING

We partner with community-based organisations to implement programmes that emphasise beneficiary participation and partner capacity-building.

ADVOCACY

We advocate for policies and practice at the national and international level that reflect the best principles of international humanitarian and human rights law.

How do we define RESILIENCE?

Resilience refers to a community’s ability to withstand or recover from adverse situations, be it environmental disaster, conflict or radicalization. From our experience in the field, we advocate resilience as the critical lens through which to implement and measure stabilization and development projects.

OUR TEAM

Phoebe Sibomana

 

Phoebe provides administrative support to the ALPS team. She holds an honours in community development studies from the University of the Western Cape. She comes with years of experience in working within non-profit organisations. She hopes to use her skills and experience to further ALPS's mission. 

James van der Merwe

 

James oversees all financial matters at ALPS and an integral member of the team. He is a qualified and experienced financial manager who offers a wealth of experience from the corporate sector, spanning almost twenty years. His knowledge and skills in NGO finance, HR management, and risk management are an asset to ALPS.

Dave Bax

Founder &

Programme Director

Laura Freeman

Deputy Director

Phoebe Sibomana

Office Manager

James van der Merwe

Financial Manager

Lucy Martin

Communications Manager

Lea Koekemoer

Programme Officer

Lwando Nonkenyana

Finance Clerk

Aurora Marcopoulos

Development &

Communications Officer

Jessica Rae Laing

Programme & 

Development Officer

Victor Sapong

CVE/PVE Intern

Malibongwe Nkunkuma

Project Officer

Our Location

215 Magaliesberg Way 

Westlake, Cape Town

South Africa, 7945

Contact

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+27 21 879 1454

ALPSResilience

@ALPSResilience

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