Our Staff

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

The NNF has an affirmative action approach to staff employment.





Mwenda Kalinda

Fisheries Development Officer | Projects

Mwenda is based in Zambia. She is the Fisheries Development Officer for Zambia in KAZA.


Natende Paulo

Senior Project Accountant | Finance

Natende holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting and economics. As a finance graduate with 8 years of experience in the accounting field specializing in project accounting for the past 6 years that she has been with NNF. Based in Windhoek, e…


Petrina Aitembu

Project Accountant | Finance

Petrina started as a bookkeeper at NNF in 2014, since then,she became the project accountant for various NNF projects. She has a honours degree in Accounting from UNAM. Petrina likes hiking, travelling and number crunching. Petrina is based at the Windho…


Pius Gsponer

Business Development Advisor | Advisors

Pius studied business and HRM in Switzerland where he is from. He has over 30 years of experience in senior leadership, human resource management and consulting. At NNF he works voluntary as a business advisor and mentor. Passionate about nature in genera…


Sarah Yates

Conservation Agriculture Coordinator | Projects

Sarah has a MSc in Ocean & Climate Dynamics. She has a passion for the marine environment and would like to help conserve various species in the Benguela Current. Sarah is based in Windhoek Email: sarah@nnf.org.na


Theo Christoff

Driver & Messenger | Administration

Tate Theo..... based in Windhoek


Toivo Mwaala

Trainee Accountant | Interns

Toivo holds a Diploma in Accounting from NUST. He is passionate about finance, for him it is easier to think in numbers than in words. Toivo is based at the Windhoek office. Email: tm@nnf.org.na


Vasco Samwaka

Field Coordinator Sustainable Agriculture | Projects

Email: vs@nnf.org.na Based in Rundu

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