UNESCO Commissioners appointed
The Higher Education, Training and Innovation Minister Dr Itah Kandjii-Murangi late last month appointed the Executive Committee (Commissioners) of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO.
The Namibia National Commission for UNESCO was established in 1992 as an organ under the Ministry responsible for Higher Education. National Commissions for UNESCO form part of the overall constitutional architecture of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). National Commissions are set up by their respective governments in accordance with Article VII of the UNESCO Constitution.
The new Commissioners are:
Ms Edda Bohn, Chairperson of the Education Programme Committee, Prof. Tjama Tjivikua, Chairperson of the Natural Science Programme Committee, Dr Ellen Namhila, Chairperson of the Social and Human Sciences Programme Committee, Ms Veno Kauaria, Chairperson of the Culture Programme Committee and Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee, Ms Florence Haifene, Chairperson of the Communication and Information Programme Committee, Mr Patrick Haingura, Representative of the youth, Ms Joyce Nakuta, Representative of gender/women, Mr Nelson Prada, Representative of civil society Executive, Mr Pule Diamonds, Representative from the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and Father Roderick April, Ex Officio Member, National Commission for UNESCO, Secretary-General/Director
The appointment is for a period of five (5) years, with effect from 27 October 2016 to 26 October 2021. “I am delighted that I can officially appoint and inaugurate the members of the Executive Committee of the Namibia National Commission for UNESCO,” the minister said.
“These members of the Executive Committee, also referred to as Commissioners, are distinguished personalities who have the requisite expertise, experience and skills in the various fields of UNESCO’s competence, namely education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information,” added Dr Kandjii-Murangi.