Who We Are

Our Purpose

ADRA Zambia's purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended. To ensure that every human being in Zambia is empowered, educated and has access to proper healthcare so that they can live a happy life just as God intended.

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

ADRA’s Motto is Justice, Compassion and Love. All of ADRA Zambia programs are aimed at promoting social justice, giving love and showing compassion to those in need just like Jesus did.
Justice. Compassion. Love

What We Do

ADRA Zambia works with people in distress and poverty with a focus in Livelihoods, Education, Health, Environment and Education.

We are the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

We deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change.

Where we work

ADRA in Zambia works with all people regardless of their race, gender, religious beliefs and political affiliations. ADRA is currently working in 9 provinces of Zambia namely Lusaka, Southern, Eastern, Western, Luapula, Central, Northern and North-western province.

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries around the world. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.


Our Leadership


kennedy habasimbi
country diretcor

Kennedy Habasimbi has been working with ADRA for over 15 years. Before becoming the Country Director in 2019, he served in many different roles. Kennedy also worked at ADRA UK.

Programs director

Korey Dowling has served as ADRA’s Vice President for People & Culture after serving the South Pacific Division in human resources management and recruitment. He provided HR advice to ADRA operations in the South Pacific and served on the ADRA board in Australia before accepting his current role. Dowling commenced his HR career in the United Kingdom in talent management before returning to Australia to work in training and development before joining the South Pacific Division head office in HR. Dowling has qualifications in business, human resource management, and training and development.


senior programs officer

Imad Madanat was selected as Vice President for Programs in October 2013. The ADRA veteran has served the agency for more than a decade in various roles, including Senior Program Finance Manager and Country Finance Director in Yemen. Madanat’s wealth of experience includes program expansion into new countries and managing portfolio of innovative projects.
Matthew Siliga joined ADRA’s leadership team after a decade of service as Marketing and PR Director for our office in Australia and CEO for ADRA in New Zealand. Prior to his work with ADRA, Siliga served the government of New Zealand as a communications and social marketing strategist, developing and managing multimedia campaigns. The New Zealand native and father is excited to share his talents and passions with the global ADRA community.