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)
Revonia serves as the Group Corporate Social Investment Manager at FirstRand Namibia. Revonia holds a Bachelor of Marketing Honours from the University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Marketing at the same institution. In addition to her postgraduate studies, she successfully completed a certificate course in Transformational Leadership with the African Leadership Institute (ALI) and now serve as a mentor to students pursuing their studies. Revonia has fourteen years of professional experience and project management in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. She has a proven track record of successfully managing high-impact projects that are aligned with the organization's business priorities, national development goals, and the country's Harambee Prosperity Plan. To contribute to a better Namibia, Revonia has also played a role in leveraging and harnessing the strength of partners who share the same ideals.
Over the last four years, Shelleygan Petersen has built the knowledge and experience in the health, political and governance fields in Namibia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media technology from the Namibia University of Science and Technology. After spending a year as a broadcast journalist, she moved to The Namibian, in Windhoek, to experience a newspaper newsroom where she has been for the last two years. She has been honoured for her work during the Covid-19 pandemic by the United Nations and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Her latest stories range from the ongoing genocide negotiations, alleged corruption of the Phala Phala investigations and parastals as well as the just-end congress of the ruling party in Namibia.
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.
Rochelle Peter Mjila is currently a Second Year Bachelor of Communication student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). He finished his Diploma in Radio Production in 2018 from the College of the Arts (COTA). He is a Media trainer at the Namibia Community Broadcasters Network (NCBN). He also is a MIL Trainer and Facilitator at the Media & Information Literacy Learning Initiative. Rochelle is also a former radio presenter from //Kharas Community Radio based in Keetmanshoop.
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.
Asmara Novellentia Nicoleen Kaffer also known as Ann Kaffer has been working as a youth officer in the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service since 2011 where her love for youth work was ignited. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Management from NUST and is now studying towards a Bachelor of Education at UNAM. She is an alumni of the 2018, YALI-Mandela Washington fellowship and is also the co-founder of the NGO Keetmanshoop Youth Initiative (KYI). KYI is a youth led organisation that works in the youth development and socio-economic space in and around Keetmasnhoop.
Asmara joined MiLLi* in 2017 as a facilitator and later joined the certificate course to qualify as an educator. She is a Photography facilitator and Summer School trainer and has trained youth on photography, MILDemic and MIL & Elections.