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September 30, 2017
Windhoek, Khomas

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University of Namibia- school of Medicine
Windhoek central hospital, Windhoek north
Windhoek, Khomas, 9000
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Adriaan Grobler

Adriaan Grobler is the founder and visionary leader at a local engineering consulting firm. Adriaan has more than 23 years of extensive experience and expertise in project management, planning, design, and procurement and construction supervision of civil engineering and building projects in Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zambia and Tanzania. He is a registered professional civil engineer and obtained his BEng (Civil) degree in 1991 from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He recently completed a short course MBA as well as a Diploma in Property Development and Investment at UCT.

Dr Pandu Hailongo- van Dijk

A public health expert with extensive international experience in Southern Africa and Europe. Has held several management positions in Government and International Organisations and previously adjunct professor for International development studies at the Centre for Global Education Augsburg College; public Health advisor and currently an academic director at Seahorse Institute. Dr. Hailonga-van Djik has a PhD in Development studies from the Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Netherlands and a Master of Science in Health Education and Health promotion from Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

Edward Turner

A chartered Accountant, Banker and Theologist, Dr. Turner holds two degrees in accounting and finance related fields from the UNISA and five degrees in theology including a Doctor of Philosophy in Theology from Stellenbosch University. He believes that philosophy can solve many convectional problems encountered in social settings. He enjoys writing, cooking, camping and science.

Hermien Elago

An avid CrossFitter who took part in her first Open in 2017, a three times half-marathon runner who is currently in training to run her first full marathon in of November 2017. She is a health & fitness enthusiast and an entrepreneur in the beef supply industry.She believes that the journey of self love, overcoming and facing your fears head on, is one that everyone can embark on, She would like to make sure that every woman is able to find her way out.

Johannes Shangadi

The 23-year-old final year law student that is aspiring to pursue masters in gender studies. Johannes has been debating competitively for the past nine (9) years with placings in competitions such as the Namibian Schools National Debating Championships, University of Namibia Debate Open Champion, South African National University Debate Championships as well a Pan African Debate Championships. He now provides debate training and coaching to various schools in Namibia

Ros Limbo

Born in Otjiwarongo, she holds a BCom Degree in Accounting from Rhodes University, South Africa; as well as a certificate in Afrikan Feminist and Gender Studies from UNISA. Ros is also an avid yogi. She is a contributor on The Mighty, The International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF) and The Depression Army. Ros is a firm believer that only through open dialogue can the stigma surrounding mental health be dismantled.

Seno Namwandi

Seno Namwandi is a dynamic young scientist interested in convergence between Science, Business and Law. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from Stellenbosch University. After struggling to pursue a career in pure science in the field of Molecular Biology, she moves into intellectual Property. She worked on the first ever Open Innovation project at the University of Namibia which further exposed her to IP and scenarios of Technology Transfer. She obtained a postgraduate certificate in Intellectual Property Management and Innovation through University of South Africa (UNISA) and also holds a Master’s degree in Intellectual Property

Zemha Gawachas

Zemha Gawachas hails from Mariental and Holds a Bachelors of Jurisprudence and a Honors degree in laws. She is an aspiring Diplomat and an ardent lover of literature and poetry. She honours her passion of human self-realisation by professing the greatness of people and combines raw life lessons with psychology, conscious thinking and transformational techniques to help young people realise their full potential.

Organizing team