Who is NNF?

The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) is Namibia's leading, conservation and sustainable development, non-governmental organisation (NGO), contributing to a wide range of programmes through our core technical specialisms and expertise in financial and project management. The NNF promotes sustainable development, the conservation of biological diversity and natural ecosystems, and the wise and ethical use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibian's both present and future. The NNF envisages a sustainable Namibia both in terms of its people and the land upon which it develops. We value working together, professionalism, individual's worthiness, trust-given and received-, respect, enjoyment/fulfilment and the wonders of nature .

 

Vision

"An equitable, informed society living in harmony with natural and sustained, physically and mentally, by the natural richness of our environment"

 

Mission

"To promote sustainable delelopment, the conservation of biological diversity and natural ecosystems, and the wise and ethical use of natural resources for the benefit of all Namibian's both present and future"

 

Mandates

The NNF actively participates in key local, regional, national and global proccesses and contributes to environmental and sustainability solutions primarily within Namibia but also beyond our borders.

Objectives

The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) has adopted the following objectives, we will:

  • Initiate, support and promote activities that conserve Namibia's environment, protect biological diversity and foster the sustainable and ethical use of natural resources
  • Support and promote initiatives that strengthen Namibian institutions to better understand and manage natural resources
  • Raise funds for conservation and environmental initiatives, in support of the mission statement
  • Administer and manage funds for partners, donors, private sector, government, communities and project implementers
  • Plan, develop, implement and manage selected projects and programmes, in support of the mission, with an emphasis on integrated, sustainable development
  • Encourage and support sustainable community-based natural resource management initiatives
  • Initiate and support activities that promote more effective and efficient use of resources, particularly where management of resources is devolved to the appropriate level and where local groups have identified good initiatives that could make a real difference
  • Help strengthen natural resource institutions in ways that help them better understand and sustainably manage natural resources
  • Cooperate and foster partnerships with other organisations - government, NGO, private sector, community and donor - to better promote sustainable development; and
  • Raise awareness, promote and support environmental education and help build capacity in the fields of renewable natural resources and sustainable development

Our History

The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) was founded in 1987. It was initially established to help the (then) Department of Nature Conservation to raise and administer funds for the conservation of wildlife and protected area management. Since then, the work of the NNF has expanded, in both scope and volume, to encompass the whole field of environment. While considerable emphasis is still placed on the protection of parks and endangered species, the current focus of work is on broad sustainable development: environment and people, environment and development. This is seen in our work in community-based natural resource management, combating of desertification, pollution and waste management, emphasis on policy, training and education, and our grants to initiatives that promote the democratisation of environmental management and that link socio-economic development with sound environmental management.
 
The various Directorates of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) are amongst our main partners. However, here too the NNF has expanded considerably and now also works with a range of other government organisations (e.g. Ministry of Agriculture, Water & Forestry, Ministry of Lands and Resettlement, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and Ministry of Trade & Industry) and non-government organisations (e.g. IUCN, WWF, IRDNC, NANGOF, NPC, DRFN, etc.). The NNF fully endorses the environmental clauses in Namibia's national Constitution and works to implement the policies and programmes that are contained in, and have evolved from, Namibia's Green Plan. The NNF has evolved into a national institution that provides support to all relevant aspects of the environment in Namibia, to sustainable development and to wise and ethical natural resource management.

Our Board

The Director reports to the NNF Board of Trustees, which meets quarterly to approve the annual workplan and budget, and receive and review financial and technical reports.

The AGM receives the Chairman's report, the presentation of audited financial statements and elects office bearers.

Board of Trustees:

Mr M. Böttger

Ms R. Gomachas

Dr S. Heita

Mr M. Hill

Dr P. Lindeque (Vice Chair)

Mr A. G. Middleton (Director)

Dr R. Miller (Chair)

Mr A. Stier (Treasurer)

Mr K. Uiseb

 

Our Staff

NNF is made up of staff members committed to conservation. As a multi-disciplinary team, who brings creative solutions to environmental challenges and opportunities across Namibia.

"Nature is complex, People are complex, The challenges are complex. The solutions don’t have to be when we work together."

The NNF has an affirmative action approach to staff employment.

Management


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Angus Middleton

Executive Director | Management

Angus has over 15 years of senior management and organizational leadership in Africa and Europe. He brings a relevant mix of knowledge and technical experience in environmental economics, ecological resource management, agricultural management, and biodiversity policies. At NNF he provides overall leadership for the organization and also works directly on a number of projects, particularly in the field of environmental economics. He holds an MSc in Environmental and Policy from Imperial College London and a BSc in Ecological Resource Management from Newcastle University. He has a great passion for the outdoors, a particular interest in raptors, and a love of fresh-water angling.

 

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Edla Kaveru

Director of Operations | Management

Edla, as the Director of Operations, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization, with a primary responsibility of providing leadership for the organization’s financial and operational functions. She holds an MBA, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree and has completed various management development programs.   She has 20 years of experience in financial management and corporate operations of which 10+ years have been in a leadership role. She was part of the team that successfully implemented the Millennium Challenge Account Namibia Compact between the years 2009 and 2015.  Prior to joining the MCA team she worked as a financial management specialist on the World Bank-funded Project (ICEMA) and held several positions at the Namibia Nature Foundation between the years 1998-2005. She has a passion for the development sector in Namibia in general and a special interest in the improvement of the livelihoods of rural Namibians through women empowerment. 

 

Frances

Frances Chase

Director of Programmes | Management

Frances has recently joined the team as Head of Projects at the NNF, she has over 5 years of senior management experience and several years of project management experience. She joins us from the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), where she was Head of the National Herbarium of Namibia (WIND). Prior to that, she worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK for 10 years as an Assistant Botanist and later a Botanist/Curator in Africa and Madagascar Regional Team. Her background is Botany, mainly in herbarium management and plant taxonomy but also has a broad knowledge the plant ecology and plant conservation.  She enjoys fieldwork and has worked in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Namibia. She holds an MSc in Plant Diversity from Reading University and a degree in Environmental Science and Geography with honors in Physical Geography from Rhodes University. Frances has always had an interest in the environment and conservation and more recently a passion for plant conservation, environmental education, and alien plant awareness creation.

  

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Projects

 

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Britta Hackenberg

Senior Technical Advisor | Management & Projects

Britta Hackenberg holds a Master of Science in Sustainable Forestry and Land Management and a number of certificates in various aspects of participatory planning and appraisals. Her specific experience includes technical advisory skills in CBNRM, land-use planning, and community forests; land rights and tenure systems; developing Forest Management Plans. In addition, she has extensive project management experience in the field of land management, community-based natural resource management, marine, and freshwater fisheries, and ecosystem services. Britta has now taken over managing the Community Fisheries Program and is the liaison officer for KAZA. 

Britta is based at the Windhoek office

 

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Allen Jiji

Senior Regional Project Coordinator | CBNRM Projects 

Allen is based at the Rundu office.

  


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Nabot Mbeeli

Senior Coordinator | CBNRM Projects

Nabot has experience in Community Based Natural Resources Management with a focus on strengthening community governance and participation in nature-based enterprises. His core competency is in community engagement towards strengthening and leveraging protected areas. 

He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Degree in Environmental Biology and Geology from the University of Namibia (UNAM), and a Master's Degree in Natural Resources Management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).

Nabot’s background is in environmental education, community engagement, and vegetation research with communities in the south, particularly the Hardap and Karas regions, and the central north regions of Namibia, working on environmental awareness, sustainability, and climate change adaptation. He joined NNF in July 2017 as an intern and worked his way up to become a Project Coordinator.  He is passionate about nature and people and enjoys working with the culturally rich and diverse communities of Namibia. He is responsible for Community Based Organisations Strengthening and CBNRM at the NNF, supporting natural resources management, governance, and livelihood diversification. He also led a strategic partnership with the national energy utility to reduce impacts of power generation and distribution on wildlife and the environment.

Nabot is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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John Hazam

Senior Technical Advisor | CBNRM Projects

John has more than 45 years of experience in African Wildlife and has worked in over 5 countries for Government Wildlife Departments, Environmental NGOs, and Private Sector.  He holds a BSc in Natural Resources and an MSc in Wildlife and Fisheries Science.  He enjoys taking nature walks, and reading historical, detective novels, and considers himself a sports fan.  On top of that, John has a keen interest in languages as he considers it a window into understanding cultures.

John is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Carolin Mutorwa

Senior Technical Advisor | CBNRM Projects

Carolin holds a Master’s Degree in Biodiversity Management and Research and is passionate about the complexity of combining biodiversity conservation and economic-social development. Carolin has over 8 years of working experience in project management and project design. She has worked on various issues connected to climate change mitigation, biodiversity protection, sustainable development, and natural-based value chain development as a technical advisor within the community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) program in Namibia. Since 2021 she has been a senior technical advisor on nature conservation and resource management on terrestrial and marine projects.

Carolin is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

  

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Ailla-Tessa Iiyambula

Assistant Project Coordinator  | CBNRM Projects

Ailla-Tessa Iiyambula started her Natural Resources Management Journey in 2014 with NUST. She attained her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in the same field. Ailla is a researcher at heart, she conducted various studies on; insectivorous bats of the Namib Desert, Waterberg’s Roan and Sable antelope distribution, and Human-Carnivore Conflict in Northern Kunene Conservancies. She worked on the development and implementation of climate change resilience and adaptation projects as a UN National Volunteer. Growing her career,  she volunteered with the Ministry of Environment Forestry and Tourism working directly on wildlife crimes, problem animal management, and large carnivores in captivity. She has been involved in various outdoor environmental education activities and activism as a student. She is a custodian of the environment.

Tessa is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 


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Peter Erb

Technical Advisor | Combatting Wildlife Crime Projects

Peter holds a Master of Science in Wildlife Management and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Stellenbosch.  Peter has 35 years of experience working in the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism as a scientist and manager in conservation areas, but also in the head office. The work experience also includes managing research projects as part of a regional research network SASSCAL.  Currently, Peter heads the combatting wildlife crime portfolio at the NNF.  He enjoys documenting Namibian biodiversity with a camera.  Focal interests over the years have included roan antelope, black rhino, lizards, and lately Blues – this being a group of relatively small butterflies.

Peter is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

Rachel Du Raan

Rachel Du Raan 

Senior Project Coordinator | Combatting Wildlife Crime Projects

Rachel Du Raan has an Honours Degree in Environmental Studies, with a specialization in Human-Wildlife Conflict.  She gained early experience in developing conservation models for sustainable ‘predator-friendly’ habitat management, large carnivore Human-Wildlife conflict mitigation, and species research (African Wild Dog). She went on to project manage for multiple exploration drilling companies working in environmentally sensitive areas such as the Namib Naukluft park, to ensure compliance with National and International Industry Standards, creating environmental planning and monitoring systems for ecological protection and recovery and contributing to the development of industry best practice. Rachel has a passion for Environmental Education and sharing stories of interaction with the natural world. She has developed and implemented a field-based curriculum linked to environmental education programs in Namibia and in Chad, including the creative design and illustration of resources, and contributed to Namibia’s “Policy for Environmental Education/Education for Sustainable Development” and industry best Practices within the Environmental Practitioner Community.

Rachel is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Clemens Naomab

Senior Regional Project Coordinator | Combatting Wildlife Crime Projects

Clemens studied Environmental Biology and Molecular Physiological Biology at the University of Namibia. His main responsibility as Regional Project Coordinator is to provide Administrative, Logistical & Technical support to the targeted conservancies under various donor-funded CBNRM support projects in the South Kunene and Erongo Regions. Previously Clemens worked as an Albatross Task Force (ATF) project coordinator and was responsible for advancing policy changes in Namibian fisheries to bring Namibia in line with current best practices for avoiding or reducing seabird bycatch in fishing operations. He is passionate about rural woman empowerment and community development. Hobbies: Playing football and Nature walks.

Clemens is based at the Swakopmund office. 


 

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Samantha Matjila

Senior Coordinator | Marine Projects

Samantha studied Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Namibia (2011) and completed her Master's in Animal Sciences (study on snoek [Thyrsites atun] quality) at Stellenbosch University (2015). She started working for the NNF in May 2016 as an Albatross Task Force (ATF) Instructor conducting at-sea activities by monitoring and collecting seabird bycatch data. Her work also included creating awareness among the fishing crew, school children, and the public on the importance of protecting and conserving seabirds and providing training to fisheries observers and inspectors. Samantha then moved to Albatross Task Force Coordinator in 2018 and has now moved to start taking on the Marine Coordinator role still working on ATF as well as a project on securing a management plan for the Namibian Islands Marine Protected Area (NIMPA). Samantha is well versed in the operations and functioning of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and has been well exposed to international aspects of marine conservation.

Samantha is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Titus Shaanika

Albatross Task Force Coordinator | Marine Projects

Titus holds a Masters's in Zoology. He previously worked as a consultant with the NNF and ATF in 2015. His current role with the Albatross Task Force (ATF) Namibia project started in February 2018. He is based in Swakopmund as an ATF Instructor. His work entails monitoring seabird bycatch within the Namibian demersal hake trawl and longline fleet, testing, and demonstrating mitigation measures to reduce seabird bycatch with the fishing companies and fishery as a whole.

Titus is based at the Swakopmund office.

 

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Priskilla Nghaangulwa

Albatross Task Force Instructor | Marine Projects

Priskilla  Nghaangulwa is an Environmental Biology graduate from the University of Namibia, who is currently pursuing an MSc in Fisheries and Aquatic Science. Because of her great passion for conservation, Priskilla joined NNF (ATF) as a seabird bycatch mitigation instructor. Priskilla, is also one of the four Benguela Current Convention Youth Ambassadors representing Namibia. She represents Namibia at both regional as well as international levels in the field of marine biology. Priskilla believes the ocean needs us as we need it most, which is why she is dedicated to protecting, conserve as well as rehabilitate the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem.

Priskilla is based at the Swakopmund office.

 

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Hayley Brand

Namibia Sharks and Rays Project Research Assistant | Marine Projects

Hayley started working at the NNF as a Research Assistant for the Namibia Sharks and Rays project in 2022.  Before joining the NNF she worked as a SCUBA diving instructor for two years.  She holds an honours degree in Environmental Science and a master's degree in Tropical Marine Biology.  Hayley enjoys surfing and SCUBA diving and during her free time, dives into the National Marine Aquarium to feed the fishes. 

Hayley is based at the Swakopmund office.

 

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Veikko Nghilokwavali Hainana

Livelihood Support Officer | Marine Projects

Veikko joined NNF as the Livelihood support officer under the NIMPA+ Project.  He holds a degree in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Namibia.  He worked at KAYEC Trust Ondangwa as a Trainer for Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and First Aid from September 2021 to June 2023.  Before that, he worked at COSDEC Omaheke as a trainer for First Aid and Workplace Health & Safety from September 2020 to March 2021.  Veikko is passionate about livelihoods and Community Development and he enjoys watching and playing soccer.

Veikko is based at the Lüderitz office.


 

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Mareike Voigts

Senior Technical Advisor | Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Projects

Mareike started her studies in Witzenhausen (University of Kassel) in 2007, during her studies she conducted a group project of planning biodynamic cultivation of Vine, olives, and lavender on a farm near Bredarsdorp South Africa. Mareike holds an MSC in Sustainable International Agriculture (Universities of Kassel and Göttingen) where she received the Hans-H.-Ruthenberg Prize of the Fiat Panis Foundation. During her time at the University of Kassel, she worked for the German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture as a research assistant and in conference coordination. She started working for the certification body CERES as an evaluation officer and later as country coordinator (Southern Africa and Tunisia) and inspector in June 2015. In January 2016 she and her family moved to the Farm Krumhuk in Namibia, where she started to get involved in farm management. Mareike has now taken over Project Management of the Knowledge Center for Organic Agriculture in Namibia, implemented by NNF. 

Mareike Voigts is based at the Windhoek Head office.

 

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Vera Corry

Project Support Officer | Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Projects

Vera Corry joins the team as the  With an academic background in ecology and experience in working for conservation NGOs in remote areas in Zambia and Malawi, Vera brings a broad knowledge and expertise in managing project activities, as well as an understanding of challenges and work in rural communities. While Vera does not come from a formal background in agriculture, she brings with her a passion for organic and regenerative agriculture and a passion for protecting the environment through good agricultural practices.

Vera Corry is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Vasco Samwaka

Field Coordinator | Conservation Agriculture Projects

Vasco joined the NNF in 2015 as a field coordinator for the WWF Conservation Agriculture project. He has over 10 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and community project management and implementation. Vasco also has knowledge of Indigenous Natural Products (INP), using Management Orientation Monitoring System (MOMS). He holds a certificate in Conservation Agriculture (CA) and a National Diploma in Lifelong Learning and Community Education from UNAM. His main responsibilities at the NNF are to coordinate conservation agriculture activities and report to the Director of Projects. He enjoys fishing and watching soccer.

Vasco is based at the Kongola office, in the Zambezi Region.

 

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Sarlotte Kalenga

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer | Sustainable Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture Projects

Holding an Honours degree in Geo-Information Technology from Polytechnic of Namibia, an Honours degree in Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town, and currently pursuing a master’s degree in Environmental and Geographical Science, Sarlotte's academic journey reflects her passion for blending technology and environmental stewardship. With over 8 years of expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data management, Sarlotte seamlessly transitioned to M&E in 2020. Her role involves crafting and implementing M&E frameworks and working closely with teams from different projects to improve and strengthen program performance.

Sarlotte is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Rakel Johannes

Project Trainee | Sustainable Agriculture Projects

Rakel has recently joined the team as a Sustainable Agriculture Project Trainee for the Knowledge Hub for Southern Africa (KHSA) at the NNF and an administrator for a project between NNF and Namibia Organics Association (NOA). She holds an honors degree in Agricultural Economics and is a Youth African Leadership Initiative (YALI) alumna for Southern Africa. Rakel has a background in statistics and data analysis and previously interned at the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform as an Agrobusiness Analyst.  She is passionate about growing exotic fruits in a sustainable manner.

Rakel is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Phillip Geuse 

SDC Assistant Project Coordinator | Conservation Agriculture Projects

Phillip studied at the Zambezi Vocational Training Centre in 2018 and obtained a National Vocational Certificate in Agriculture specializing in horticulture and crop husbandry.  He worked at GIZ as a supervisor and translator from the international language to the local language under a Conservation Agriculture project in Bwabwata National Park.  Phillip enjoys playing soccer and gardening. 

Tanaka is based at the Katima Mulilo office, in the Zambezi Region.

 

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Johannes Katjana

Project Trainee | Conservation Agriculture Projects

Johannes Katjana holds a Masters's Degree in Agribusiness Management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). During his time at the university, he works as an intent for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to promote Conservation Agriculture. He also worked for NUST as an assistant researcher and World Food program to conduct home grown feeding program. He joined NNF in October 2021 to support the implementation of agriculture activities in the Kavango region.

Johannes is based at the Rundu office, in the Kavango East region

 

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Benitto Ndana

Project Trainee | Conservation Agriculture Projects

Benitto Ndana is a project trainee under the KAZA ARISE project in the Zambezi region. Benitto, holds a diploma in Animal Health, and an honors degree in Wildlife Management and Ecotourism both from the University of Namibia, and currently doing his master’s degree in Wildlife Management with a focus on Entomology. Benitto, has experience in animal health, biodiversity monitoring, and conservation research.

Benitto is based at the Kongola office, in the Zambezi Region.


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Alice Limani Poniso

Assistant Project Coordinator | Forestry Projects

Alice Limani Poniso is a graduate student with experience in socio-environmental issues who began working voluntarily with communities during her pre-post university years which has been the guiding light in her career choices thus far. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Environmental Science ( Hons ) and a Higher Diploma in Natural Resource Management from the University of Namibia, currently pursuing her MSc in Wildlife Management with a focal emphasis on governance of the Common Pool Resource ( CPR ). She has a keen interest and focuses on socio-environmental issues, governance, biodiversity, and environmental protection. As a projects trainee of the NNF, she is working on project-related activities with project Coordinators and consultants on projects pertaining to CBNRM ( Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries). She envisions capitalizing on the above interests to achieve her goals in conservation as an avid researcher, practitioner, and environmentalist during her stay with the NNF.

Alice is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Kaino Shilume

Forestry Field Coordinator | Forestry Projects

Kaino works with Community Forests in Mudumu North Complex on the Sustainable Forestry Project. She holds a Master of Science in Agriculture (Specialised in Integrated Environmental Science; thesis on Forest Management), a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Environmental Science (Specialised in Forestry), and a Higher Diploma in Natural Resources Management, from the University of Namibia. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Occupational Safety, and Health (OSH), from Namibia Training Authority. Kaino joined NNF from Eudafano Women’s Cooperative where she worked as Junior Project Coordinator on Bio-Innovation Africa (BIA) Project. However, she previously worked for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ-Namibia) as a Junior Technical Advisor on the component of Sustainable harvesting, Utilization, and Value chains development from woody biomass in bush encroached areas, Sustainable Forest, and Rangeland Management. She has technical knowledge and practical skills in Biochar production, Sustainable fruit tree production, Nursery management, and Value addition on indigenous Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and vegetables. She enjoys working on tangible community development projects because she believes in changing people’s lives. During her free time, Kaino enjoys exploring insects and plant species.

Kaino is based at the Katima Office.

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Finance

 

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Christ Katjiruru

Finance Manager | Finance

Christa is a Btech Holder in Accounting and Finance. She joined the NNF team in April 2016 as a Senior accountant. 

Christa is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Yvonne Ntema 

Senior Accountant | Finance

Yvonne joined the NNF in 2022 as a Senior Accountant and has over 26 years of experience in accounting and finance. She holds a post-graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Namibia, an ACCA Diploma in Business Accounting, a B-tech Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Africa, and a Diploma in Commerce from the Polytechnic of Namibia. As a Senior Accountant, she is responsible for ensuring that Project financial reports are prepared on a timely and accurate basis. Outside of NNF, Yvonne loves reading and spending time with family and friends.

Yvonne is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Petrina Aitembu

Senior Project Accountant | Finance

Petrina joined the NNF as an intern Bookkeeper in April 2014. Before the NNF, she worked as a clerk in a bank for over a year. In 2016, Petrina was promoted to Project Accountant and then to Senior Project Accountant in 2017. As a Senior Project Accountant, Petrina is responsible for the financial management of major projects. She graduated from the University of Namibia in 2015 and is currently pursuing an advanced degree in Finance and Accounting. Outside of the office, Petrina enjoys traveling, reading novels, and experimenting with new culinary recipes. 

Petrina is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Natende Paulo

Senior Project Accountant | Finance

Natende has 15 years of experience in the accounting field specializing in project financial management, procurement, and budgeting monitoring.  She has worked on various projects from donors such as KfW Development Bank, Global Environmental Facility (GEF) - Special Climate Change Fund, European Union, and World Wildlife Fund, to name a few.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Commerce Accounting & Economics from the University of Namibia and is currently pursuing her Master's in Development Finance from the Great Zimbabwe University. During her free time, she enjoys attending activities at church, and listening to music, and considers herself a nutrition enthusiast. 

Natende is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Jolene Both

Project Accountant | Finance

Jolene holds an Office Administration Certificate. She started her work at the NNF as an Intern to assist with Admin duties in the Finance Department. She interned as an Admin Assistant at a Construction company and her responsibilities included administrative and finance assistance. Jolene is currently pursuing a Business Administration Certificate. 

Jolene is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Shirley Zamuee

Project Accountant | Finance

Shirley joined NNF as an Intern in Finance in June 2018. She worked as a Clerk at Sleepmasters 2019 for two months and started working as a Trainee accountant at NNF in February 2020. She graduated from Okakarara Vocational Training Centre in 2019 and holds a level 3 Office Administration Certificate, Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Office Administration at the University of Namibia.

Shirley is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Friedrich Kambonde

Project Accountant | Finance

Friedrich joined the NNF on the 1st of October 2020 as Project Accountant. Before the NNF, he worked at SADC Trade Related Facility Project under the Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade where he held the position of Finance and Administration Officer. As Project Accountant, Friedrich is responsible for the financial management of projects. He is a graduate of the Polytechnic of Namibia where he obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Accounting and Finance.

Friedrich is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Jasmine Kapuuo

Project Accountant | Finance

Jasmine joined the NNF as an intern finance Assistant in March 2021. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and Finance. Before the NNF, she worked as a procurement officer at Wecke & Voigts wholesale. In 2022, Jasmine was promoted to Assistant Accountant. As an Assistant Accountant Jasmine is responsible for the financial management of projects at the NNF. 

Jasmine is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

Frans Elias

Frans Elias

Project Accountant | Finance

As a dedicated and detail-oriented accounting professional, Frans Ndumba Elias focuses on meeting the accounting needs of corporations and individuals for the past six years. Frans holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) which he obtained in 2018.  Frans enjoys watching soccer during his free time.

Frans is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Maggy Imbili

Assistant Accountant | Finance

Maggy joined NNF in June 2023. She has 9 years of experience in Finance and Administration. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Financial Management (Hon) from the International University of Management. Maggy enjoys singing, watching soccer, and cooking.

Maggy is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Vistorina Kamati

Trainee Accountant | Finance

Vistorina joined NNF as a finance intern in February 2022. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance Management (Hon). During the time of her studies, she worked at Agro Marketing and Trade Agency (AMTA) as an intern. She also worked at NBC TV License as a Data capture intern. Vistorina considers herself to be a hardworking, self-confident, individual who strives to do her work to the best of her abilities. Her goal in life is to gain as much knowledge and experience at NNF that will be beneficial to both her employer and herself. She enjoys soccer, karaoke, and reading romantic novels.

Vistorina is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

 

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Bia Kotze

Bookkeeper | Finance

Bia has over 30 years of experience in Procurement, Business administration, and Finance. She holds a Diploma in Marketing and Business Management and speaks three languages English, Afrikaans, and Portuguese.

Bia is based at the Windhoek Head Office.

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Administration


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Jessica Nowotes

Office and Human Resource Manager | Administration

Jessica Nowotes is a third-year student studying toward her Honours in Business Administration at the University of Namibia. She holds a Diploma in Business Administration. She joined NNF in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant. She likes photography and traveling and believes in hard work.

Jessica is based at the Windhoek office.

 

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Ulrica Abrahams

Contracts and Compliance Manager | Operations

Ulrica Abrahams joined the NNF team in February 2018 as a Project Administrator. She has over 10 years of experience as an administrative professional. As the C & C Manager, she is responsible for administering all aspects of contracts and agreements management.  Assisting with the development, review, and implementation of policies and procedures.  She also provides support to other divisions such as projects and finance monitoring compliance with donor rules and regulations.  She completed an MBA and is currently enrolled for her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Ulrica is a nature lover and therefore loves to travel a lot and enjoys camping.

 

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Sharon Kahunda

Grants Officer | Operations

Sharon has a background in marine science and holds a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Environmental Biology and Geology from the University of Namibia. Sharon has worked as an Intern at the Ministry of Mines and Energy and has held various positions at the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (NatMIRC). She enjoys scientific research and fieldwork with the aim of conserving and expanding our understanding of our natural resources and environment. Sharon finds great fulfillment in planning and executing projects and has a passion for environmental education. Beyond her professional life, she has an appreciation for art, a love for culinary adventures, and a wanderlust that fuels her travels. Sharon is based at the Windhoek Office.

Sharon is based at the Windhoek office.

 

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Disney Andreas

Communications Officer | Administration

Disney is an advocate for sustainable development with a keen focus on public engagement. Her work includes developing digital campaigns to promote the sustainable development agenda i.e liaising with external agencies in digital marketing, design, and web development. As well as strengthening media relations. Organizing external and internal events, and more recently, developing an entrepreneurship ecosystem in CBNRM. She holds a Bachelor's Degree (Hon) in Geography and Environmental Studies and in 2021, she obtained a Master's in Environmental Studies from the University of Namibia. In 2022, she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management. She has one publication on Citizen-centric Smart City Planning for Africa which she co-authored with other researchers from Finland. Her passion lies in traveling around the world, connecting and engaging with people, and being a sustainable fashion enthusiast.
 
Disney is based at the Windhoek office.
 
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Sunnypo Imalwa
 
Communications Support Officer | Administration

Sunnypo is an enthusiastic individual who holds an Honours Degree in Tourism Management (Heritage Studies) obtained from the University of Namibia. She is currently studying for her Masters of Marketing at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST).  Sunnypo joined NNF as a communications intern through the Conservation Leadership Program before being promoted. She is responsible for assisting the communications activities of an organization, under the direction of a Communications Officer. This includes devising communications strategies, creating content, and organizing events She has a huge passion for fitness, traveling to places dominated by nature, and is an avid animal lover.  

Sunnypo is based at the Windhoek office.

Tina

Tina Siririka

Cleaner | Administration

Tina joined the NNF in 2016 as a cleaner.  She likes to keep an area clean and organized and is an avid gardener.
 
Tina is based at the Windhoek office.

Barney

Jafet "Barney" Tjiramba

Driver | Administration

Barney describes himself as an "ontop-of-my-game" individual. He makes sure all the NNF vehicles are of top standard and ready to go out into the field. Barney enjoys off-road trips with his family and friends.

Barney is based at the Windhoek office.

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Tina joined the NNF in 2016 as a cleaner.  She likes to keep an area clean and organized and is an avid gardener.


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