Our small team of dedicated staff work hard to ensure that the charity is having a big impact. Read more about them below and find the person you need to contact.
Dr Waqar Azmi OBE is the founder and chairman of Remembering Srebrenica. His work and presence is pivotal to the charity, where alongside directing operations, he works tirelessly to maintain and expand its networks of patrons, supporters, contacts, and volunteers. Waqar brings a wealth of experience to the charity tapping into a background as both a high-level CEO in the private sector and senior government adviser on diversity issues.
His work has been recognised nationally and internationally; he has been described as one of the world’s most influential Muslims, and was appointed as an EU Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue. Parallel to this, he possesses a formidable understanding of the academic discourse surrounding the Srebrenica genocide. Waqar shows an unwavering passion for his work, a deep respect for those affected by the events at Srebrenica, and a desire to help shape humanity for the better.
Amy Drake is Remembering Srebrenica’s Director. Amy has overall responsibility for management and delivery of Remembering Srebrenica’s strategic plan and objectives.
Prior to working for Remembering Srebrenica, Amy worked in policy development for a regulator and has a background in public affairs and stakeholder engagement in the private sector. She has also worked for a think tank and has organised events in parliament as well as overseas.
Amy is committed to highlighting the impact of the Srebrenica genocide and keeping alive the stories of victims and survivors and how the legacy of genocide still affects people today. Additionally, Amy is keen build on these lessons from Srebrenica to strengthen community relations in the UK so that people not only live side by side but come together to remember and commemorate Srebrenica.
Amelia Handy is Remembering Srebrenica’s Pledges and Events Manager. Amelia works closely with Community Champions in the fulfilment of their pledges, and works to organise, support and coordinate events. Prior to her role as Pledge and Event Manager, Amelia was Westminster Abbey Project Officer for the 20th Anniversary Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide.
Before she joined the charity, Amelia studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where she was awarded a Distinction in her Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies, majoring in gender studies.
Amelia passionately believes that women’s testimonies should be given centrality in the delivery of justice in Srebrenica, and that UK society must learn from the genocide by uniting against all kinds of fascism to build strong communities.
Rebecca Heron is Remembering Srebrenica’s Outreach and Education Manager. Rebecca works with schools and universities to educate young people about the Srebrenica genocide. She organises the Future Leaders in Schools Programme, Remembering Srebrenica’s International Conference and talks by survivors in UK schools. Working with young people, Rebecca has been inspired by their passion for learning about the genocide and the vital lessons that we can take from these tragic events.
Prior to working for Remembering Srebrenica, Rebecca was a primary school teacher, teaching children aged 3-11 across Coventry and Warwickshire. She passionately believes that young people in the UK need to be educated about the Srebrenica genocide and empowered to stand up to hatred and intolerance to build a more cohesive community.
Andrew Tromans is Remembering Srebrenica’s Communication and Engagement Manager. Andrew is responsible for managing the charity’s social media output, media relations, and maximising all opportunities to share the work of Remembering Srebrenica.
He studied History and Politics at the University of Sheffield, where he developed a research interest in political communications and security studies. After completing his studies, Andrew worked a professional campaigns organiser for a political party and has worked with MPs, MEPs and Local Government leaders. Andrew also spent time in Australia campaigning during 2016 Federal Election.
He hopes his work at the charity will enable greater public awareness of the Srebrenica genocide and encourage others to take action in their communities to tackle hatred and intolerance.
James Hill is Remembering Srebrenica’s Education and Outreach Officer. James is responsible for organising the ‘Lessons from Srebrenica’ programme, which sees 200 individuals visit Bosnia-Herzegovina each year.
James studied History and Politics at the University of Leicester, where he developed a strong interest in the Balkan region and in particular Bosnia and Herzegovina. After University, James worked at peace-building NGO in Sarajevo during the summer of 2016. His time living and working in the country only served to convince him of the great importance of learning about the country and its history.
He hopes his work at Remembering Srebrenica will enable many more to learn about Bosnia’s tragic recent past and will inspire them to take a more active role in safeguarding our diverse society at home in the UK.
Amra Mujkanović is the Partnerships Officer at Remembering Srebrenica. Her responsibilities involve working with and supporting the national and regional boards, as well as, assisting in the planning of Remembering Srebrenica’s national events during Srebrenica Memorial Week.
Prior to joining Remembering Srebrenica Amra completed her Bachelor Honours Degree in Festival and Events Management. She has represented Bosnian-Herzegovinians at various events across the UK.
Amra is the daughter of Bosnian refugees, and with three generations before her that survived concentration camps, from Auschwitz to Omarska, she has made it her life’s mission to share her family’s story and make sure such atrocities never happen again by challenging hatred and intolerance.
Rešad Trbonja is Remembering Srebrenica’s in-country co-ordinator. He is responsible for building and maintaining its networks of contacts in Bosnia, organising the logistics of each Lessons from Srebrenica visit, and works to promote the charity’s messages in the country.
Before working for Remembering Srebrenica, Rešad worked for the UN and the EU in the field of security, law enforcement, and prosecution. The war abruptly ended Rešad’s study, but in the years following the end of the conflict, he returned to academia, and has recently finished a Masters in Criminology.
Having lived all his life in Sarajevo, Rešad knows only too well the horrors of the conflict and the lasting physical and psychological damage it has wrought on his countrymen. He deeply believes in Remembering Srebrenica’s aims. Rešad is keen to both help his country address its problems and have others learn from the Srebrenica genocide’s legacy.