Born in the Katanga Province of Congo, Augustine Kamizonga Kubikonse, a Congolese citizen, spent most of his life in a refugee settlement. When the war broke out in 1998, Augustine fled to Zambia where he stayed in a refugee camp called Kala, before returning to Congo in September 2009. An electrician by profession, Augustine completed computer training and was offered a job within the camp; he started training his fellow refugees, Zambians who were living near the camp, and the sub office UNHCR staffs.
Educated at Evelyn Hone College in the capital city of Lusaka, Augustine studied and got his certificate in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Upon graduation, he worked as an English teacher for the refugee community under an organization called HODI, a partner of the UNHCR Zambia.
Augustine currently works with various American humanitarian organizations in both Zambia and DRC. He works as a community liaison for the LTFHC, has worked as an interpreter for the American organization FORGE for nearly five years, works for The REEL Project as a part-time media and information clerk, and for the Center for Victims of Tortures (CVT) as a part-time interpreter.
Augustine is married and the father of three children and currently resides in Moba Territory in Katanga Province. He is fluent in English, French, Swahili, Tabwa, Bemba and some other dialects and likes watching soccer, playing music from all over the world and making friends.