Helle Døssing has been with Bread for the World since 2012, and has been appointed as the Head of the Africa Department. Helle began as Programme Manager responsible for South Africa, and was integrally part of the process that has led to the establishment of ACT Ubumbano today. She has been consultant on Africa politics, and recently headed a BfdW unit for Europe, Central Asia and Churches helping Churches. She has 25 years of experience from the development sector, mainly focussing on civil society in Africa. She has worked for the UN, governmental and non-governmental organisations in different countries, has lived in Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Tanzania, and has travelled extensively to countries all over the continent.
Helle is Danish and lives in Berlin with her two teenage boys. The ACT Ubumbano community is very excited by the appointment, and wishes Helle well in this challenging role.