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Theme: Unleashing potential

This event occurred on
March 6, 2014
5:30pm - 9:15pm WAST
(UTC +2hrs)
Windhoek, KH

Namibian Leaders, Emerging Thinkers and Innovators takes TEDxWindhoek stage with local ideas worth spreading to unleash potential for their country, continent and world at large.

NTN Backstage Theatre
John Meinert Street
Windhoek, KH
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Joris Komen

Joris Komen drives Library Pi in Namibia, a stand-alone, solar-powered, wireless library hotspot solution designed for 24/7 learning

Ally Angula

Ally Angula is Group Managing Director and Chief Strategist at Leap Investment Namibia Group. Ally by profession is a Chartered Accountant and serves on various corporate Boards as a non-exeuctive Director. She is also the Founding Curator for the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Windhoek Hub as well as an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow.

Taleni Shimhopileni

Taleni is a 23 year old Namibian who is passionate about Africa’s rising glory, formal education in the 21st Century and Leadership for and within the African continent.

Nangado Kauluma

Nangado Kauluma is behind Pulse Health and Wellness, a young, innovative, web-based company that offers African women fitness and nutrition solutions that are contextually relevant yet highly accessible.

Hendrik Ehlers

Twenty years working in war-torn countries demanded their price on Mr.Ehlers’ health and in 2011 he went into early retirement. Together with his wife Lize Ehlers, a well-known singer, actress, playwright and poet, they now run the Uyelele project, also known as the Namibian Solar Bottle Project.

Monica Kalondo

Monica Kalondo is a founding shareholder and Managing Director of Stimulus Private Equity, Namibia's first and largest private equity fund.Monica is also a shareholder and Director of Pointbreak Group Holdings and also holds direct equity in e-Bank, a to-be-established commercial Bank of which she is also the Chairperson.

Tega Shiimi ya Shiimi

Serving in a senior leadership position for over a decade, Tega Shiimi ya Shiimi is a visionary with a broad skill set operating in a multi-faceted environment on the African continent and in the international arena. Strong business leader and a catalyst of change who chairs the Namibia Financial Services Charter board and birthed the Charter governing the sector, propagating watershed policy changes and transformation therein.

Gwen Lister

Gwen Lister was both the founder and editor of The Namibian newspaper from 1985 to 2011. She was the first woman newspaper editor in southern Africa. After 26 years at the helm as editor, and having steered the independent newspaper to financial self-sufficiency through difficult times, including arrests and firebombing; Lister handed over the reins to her successor in 2011.

Organizing team


Windhoek, Namibia
  • Nicole Hopker
  • Nelao Hamunime
    Social Media
  • Alex Madjarov
    Technical Support
  • Lelanie Basson
    Marketing & Events Management
  • Josephine Shikongo
    Finance, Ticketing & Registration
  • Margareth Gustavo
  • Jerry Elago
    Event Mcee
  • Adeline Kankondi
    Viewing Party