Emilia Nambahu

Emilia Nambahu has more than 10 years’ experience in Development programmes in the NGO Sector. She holds a postgraduate Honours Degree in Public Development and Management from the University of Stellenbosch, a degree in Human resources with Namibia University of Science and Technology and a Certificate in Community Development with University of KwaZulu-Natal in collaboration with REPSSI. Presently, she is pursuing a Masters in Development Studies with the University of Free State. A member of the 2017 Mandela Washington fellowship (MWF); Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS) and UONGOZI institute of Leadership Alumni.

Her volunteering experiences, including working at the Phillipi Trust Namibia as a Psycho-social support group leader for Orphan and Vulnerable Children and Oshana Heroes Disability Sport Club as a wheelchair basketball official. Additional, also took part in the Positive Vibes campaign as a Regional Coordinator for Phillip Wetu and Co- facilitator with the Young Voices project and Moving on, Moving up project community facilitator.

Emilia now works for Star for life, as an Ohangwena Regional Program Coordinator and Life skills Coach aiming to inspire young people especially the most vulnerable children to develop a sense of self-worth, self-value through building their self-esteem, serve as the Ohangwena Youth Health Taskforce secretariat improving young people to access Sexual Reproductive Health services, form part of the Country facilitator for REPSSI as an advocate for collaborative responses to the psychosocial support needs of children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, poverty and conflict and a Country Lead Researcher of African Integrity Indicators for Global Integrity in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

She is very passionate about enhancing young people leadership, health and ability to excel in life.

My aspiration are not far sighted from having to see every young person from Namibia excelling in their academic and personal development directly proportional to the social well-being. It’s than why my greatest achievements will be to make every young person as an ambassador of their community, well-groomed and able to pass on the same impact. In simpler terms I mould and teach the young generation to take ownership of their communities.

For mentorship, guidance and assistance, you can contact Emilia by email