Regional Director, Norwegian People’s Aid Southern Africa, South Africa
Based in Johannesburg, Mr. Augestad has been the Regional Director for NPA in Southern Africa since 2014. He has worked for NPA since 1996 first in the National Refugee and Integration Department before moving on to international work. He worked in Eritrea in 2006 and 2007 and later followed up the Community Based Rehabilitation programme (CBR) implemented by the Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) in Eritrea.
Today he is overseeing the work done by NPA in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. NPA has five offices and supports civil society organisations working in the area of democracy and a more equal distribution of resources. Among current projects features a Conservation Agriculture programme in Mozambique reaching out to small scale farmers in 3 provinces. NPA is also involved in Humanitarian Disarmament and is currently clearing landmines and uxos in Zimbabwe.