Who we are

Denmark Lesotho Network (DLN)

Denmark Lesotho Network (DLN) blev stiftet i 2002 som en følge af, at Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (MS) efter en økonomisk nedskæring havde besluttet at lukke bistandsprogrammet i Lesotho. Mange af de daværende og tidligere danske udviklingsarbejdere i Lesotho, udsendt gennem MS, havde svært ved at forlige sig med, at det igangsatte danskstøttede udviklingsarbejde i Lesotho pludselig skulle afbrydes. Derfor stiftede de DLN med følgende formål:

  1. At støtte initiativer i Lesotho, som fremmer arbejdet med at udvikle og forbedre levevilkårene i landet
  2. At fremme kontakten mellem folk i Lesotho og Danmark

 

 

DLN køres af frivillige ulønnede personer som en forening med en årlig generalforsamling, hvor bestyrelse og evt. arbejdsgrupper vælges. Foreningens vedtægter, forretningsorden samt politikker kan findes her.

Vedtægter Denmark Lesotho Network
Constitution of Denmark Lesotho Network

Forretningsorden og politikker

DLN har gennem de senere år haft ca. 100 betalende medlemmer, bestyrelsen består af 7 medlemmer og 2 suppleanter. DLN har ikke et kontor, men DLN er medlem af U-Huset i Århus, hvor foreningen gratis kan låne lokaler til f.eks. bestyrelsesmøder og generalforsamlinger. Bestyrelsen holder også møder over Skype.

Medlemmernes årlige kontingent til DLN dækker driften af selve foreningen i Danmark.

 

Committee

The committee - this year on Zoom
(from left):  Anne Andersen, Karsten Lund, Nis Skau, Karina Ruby, Arne Pedersen, Daniel Weldesilasie, Lisbet Kristensen, Bodil Mathiasen
Not present:Carsten Brønden

Chairman:  Karina Ruby

Karina worked as development worker from 2000 to 2003 in Maseru for Lesotho Society of Mentally Handicapped Persons.
email: rubykarina@gmail.com

Deputy chairman: Lisbet Kristensen

Lisbet was a development worker with women’s groups in Berea district 1988 to 1992. Lived in Teyateyaneng.
email: lisbetstjerneklar@gmail.com

Treasurer: Nis Skau

Nis is agronomist from the Agricultural University in Copenhagen. Beyond the studies in economy, Nis was member of the students third world group. Nis was travelling in Lesotho, Botswana and South Africa in 1983. Nis have visited Lesotho in 2002, 2014 and 2016.
email: nisskau@gmail.com

Secretary: Carsten Brønden

Carsten started his career as a lecturer at Aarhus Tech and soon moved into international development work. This has brought him to more than 30 different countries in Africa and Asia in terms of short term consultancy jobs as well as longer postings abroad. Latest a two year contract with a large NGO in Namibia.
email: carstenbronden@hotmail.com

Members

Bodil Mathiasen

Bodil is a teacher. She has worked in the Danish Refugee Council for a number of years as integration officer. From 1994 she has been a teacher in a language school for immigrants and refugees in Aarhus. Bodil lived and worked in Lesotho from 1996 to 1999, where she worked with CLRAC - Community Legal Ressource Center - mainly training para-legals in democracy/civic education and human rights. A work period in her life that she look back upon with much joy. Bodil has visited Lesotho many times and still have a lot of very good Basotho friends.
email: mathiasen1@hotmail.com

Arne Pedersen

Arne worked for Danish Volunteer Service in Lesotho from 1980 - 82. He worked at Leribe Technical College with production, sales and distribution of school furniture and the purchase of raw materials.
From 1982 - 2008 he has been assistant leader at Vingstedcentret.
Arne has visited Lesotho 4 times in 2016-15
email: arne.pedersen13@gmail.com

Karsten Lund

Karsten is trained as a librarian.  Since his MS development worker placement with TRC Transformation Resource Centre in Lesotho from 2000 – 2003, he has worked as administrator of different project with NGOs in Asia and Africa. He returned to Lesotho for a short privat visit in 2018. He served on the DLN committee from 2005 to 2007 and joined again in August 2020.
email: karsten1963@gmail.com.

Alternates

Anne Andersen

Anne was working for Lesotho Pre-School and Day Care Association (LPDCA) from 1998 to 2001.
email: aanne5528@gmail.com

Daniel Weldesilasie

Daniel har arbejdet som tolk i danskflygtening hjælps Tolkeservice.
Har været medlem  og styre gruppe medlem af International mandeklub i Esbjerg ( en del af tværkulturel samarbejde i Ribe Stift - Kvaglund kirke Esbjerg ) fra 2013 til 2018.
Har arbejdet i  Esbjerg kommune og Vejle kommune som SSH.
Og lige nu arbejde han i Kolding kommune som social og sundheds hjælper.
email:danwol29@gmail.com