Who We Are

Our story

Mwape Peer Awards was established in 2010 by Ruth and James Mwape, of New Jersey, USA. This non-profit initiative was part of the couple’s plan to give back to the people by providing a platform to recognize those individuals who, without the benefit of visibility or influence, made a difference through their creativity, energy and sheer tenacity. Initially the prestigious awards were initially given to the Zambian unsung heroes and heroines only, but in 2014, it was opened up to all Africans in and outside Africa. The 2010 inaugural awards ceremonies were held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Washington D.C. Central/White House on Rhode Island Avenue on October 20th. The carefully chosen date, also marked James and Ruth’s 20th Wedding Anniversary.

Meet Our Team

James Mwape /Founder

Mwape Peer Awards


Ruth Mwape /Operations Director

Co Founder: Mwape Peer Awards


Winne Musonda

Events Director


Malita Mbewe

Program Manager


Margret Phiri

Publicity Director


Edward Mwelwa

Event Advisor


Mavis Chisanga

Protocol Advisor


Mulenga Kabungo

Finacial Advisor


Mbumwae Suba Smith

Senior Event Advisor


Charles Bwembya

Program Director


Evans Kungeke      




Contact details

18 Ivy Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002, USA

Phone:   +1 856 577 1036