Rachel Odede is the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative to Namibia, and served as the Resident Coordinator (RC) to Namibia ad interim (a.i.) from April 2018. Rachel Odede has been working for United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for over 25 years across the globe.
Ms. Alka Bhatia is a national of India and has 30 years’ experience in poverty alleviation, trade and sustainable development. She has vast experience in providing strategic policy advise on sustainable development to Governments and UN Country Teams.
Dr Alti Zwandor is a Public Health Specialist with with over 36 years public health and development work experience in developing settings in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. A national of Nigeria, Dr Zwandor started her development work in the early 1980s with the Plateau State Ministry of Health where she was clinician in government and mission hospitals.
Bernadette Mutakale Muteshi
UNHCR Head of Mission
Bernadette Muteshi, is the Senior Legal Officer, heading the UNHCR Office in Namibia. She is a graduate of International Law and Diplomacy, and has a cumulative total of over 18years UN working experience, across 13 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
She is a Kenyan national.
Ms. Farayi Zimudzi, a national of Zimbabwe, began her career in 1988 as Principal Fisheries Officer in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Agriculture and joined FAO in 2000. For 18 years, she has been with the organization and has worked across Africa and at Headquarters.
George brings to Namibia over 30 years of experience in development and humanitarian cooperation, partnerships, resource mobilization, strategy and operations, including 15 years in senior leadership positions. A Kenyan national, George holds a PhD in Human and Organisational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Mr. Djaffar Moussa-Elkadhum (goes by Moussa) is a national of Comoros and was appointed UNESCO Head of Office and Representative to Namibia and assumed his duties on 4 December 2018. Before joining UNESCO in 1992, Moussa worked for UNFPA. He holds degrees in economics, statistics, demography and public administration and is part of several professional organizations.
Sen Pang is the UN Resident Coordinator and holds a wealth of experience in multilateral affairs and diplomacy. He has worked in areas of peace and security, arms control and disarmament, economic development, promotion, and protection of human rights. Mr. Pang holds a post-graduate degree from the Beijing Foreign Studies University and a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Fudan University, Shanghai. He is the author of several books and articles, which include writings on Contemporary Human Rights and the History of the UN over the past 60 years.
Hopolang Phororo, Director for the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia in Harare. She has published several working papers and selected articles and chapters in books on HIV/AIDS, youth employment and agricultural marketing related topics. Ms Phororo is a holder of BA Honours, Psychology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, MSc, Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Area of concentration - Marketing); Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA.
Sheila Roseau is a renowned gender specialist and development manager. Before joining UNFPA in 2013 as Director of the Sub-Regional Office for the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean of UNFPA, and Representative in Jamaica, she worked for the Government of Antigua and Barbuda as the Executive Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs for eighteen years. She served as the Deputy Regional Director for UNFPA Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACRO) based in Panama for four years prior to her recent posting in Namibia. She holds a Master of Business Administration, Public Sector Management and BA(Hons) Social Science with Social Policy.
She holds a Master of Business Administration, Public Sector Management and BA(Hons) Social Science with Social Policy.