Our Board Members

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Rector, College of the Arts (COTA) Namibia – appointed as Vice Rector College of the Arts November 2011, and Rector in December 2015. She manages the College including human resources, finance and curricula development as well as three campuses. Angelika studied dance in South Africa and Namibia and holds a Master’s Degree in Arts (Dance) from the University of Namibia, she is a dance performer, choreographer, teacher and arts educator. She also serves on the board of the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN)

Angelika Schroeder

Chairperson

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Josaphat Tjiho is a media Information Literacy (MIL) facilitator with vast experience in media literacy, internet governance and performing arts. He serves as the Director at MiLLi* Trusts, where he oversees and runs the day-to-day activities of the trust. Additionally, Josaphat also serves as a stakeholder representative on the MiLLi* board of trustee. He also serves as the chairperson of the Namibian Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF). In addition, Josaphat is passionate about raising awareness on the issues of access to information and human rights through the use of performing arts and innovation in technology.

Josaphat Tjiho

Director and Stakeholder Representative

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Founder and manager of an innovative consultancy, providing advice and strategy to clients from the non-profit to financial sectors. Lelanie has over ten years’ experience in diverse fields like crisis communication, social investment initiatives or learning and development. She holds an MBA and is an expert in project management, communication and building relationships as well as strategic partnerships. She is passionate about enhancing social prosperity. She also founded the Institute of Corporate Governance in Namibia. Putting her

energy into MiLLi* is part of her commitment to Namibia’s development.

Lelanie Basson

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Program Director for Namibia and Southern Africa, DW Akademie (Deutsche Welle). Peter is a journalist and media development expert. He worked for Reuters, German public broadcasters and newspapers, and joined Deutsche Welle in 2007. From 2010 to 2013 he worked with local radios and universities in Bolivia.

Peter Deselaers

Board Member

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Loide Anbelina Shaparara is an Admitted Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Namibia, currently

serves as Chief Legal Advisor, in Office of the Attorney- General of the Republic of Namibia.

She holds B Juris , LLB degrees and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Law. She served as secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. She is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow (Young African Leaders) from the Arizona State University, USA. She also serves on Harambee Prosperity Plan Online Services Implementation Legal Committee and the National Cyber Security Committee. She is former Junior Mayor of the Karasburg Local Authority Council and member of the 2008 session of the Children’s Junior Parliament of the Republic of Namibia and also co –authored

Namibia’s first ever book on Criminal Procedure in Namibia: “Pre-trail Criminal Procedure in Namibia

ISBN: 97999916-42, as well as the Children’s

Guide to the Namibian Constitution.

Loide Shaparara

Board Member