Progress Kashandula joined the De-bushing Advisory Service under the Support to De-bushing Project (GIZ Namibia) in November 2015, He is a commercially aware and financially astute manager who has a successful track record of delivering results by engaging in every aspect of environmental concepts and production processes. He brings along knowledge, skills and the ability to coordinate production and environmental activities so that they exceed set targets. Prior to joining the De-bushing Advisory Service, Mr. Kashandula has specifically worked in bush harvesting, production and utilisation of biomass, design, purchasing and sales of wood chips at Ohorongo Cement (Energy for Future) as Field Operation Production Manager. He brings along a total of over 4 years of practical and theoretical experience in environmental field work and over 4 years of biomass production and utilisation process, people management and senior administrative experience supported with devised academic certificates in similar operations.
Loise Iiyambo joined the De-bushing Advisory Service Namibia in March 2016. With a background in Geographical Information Systems and Mapping from the Namibian University of Science and Technology, Loise is passionate about data improvement and management in development issues such as bush encroachment. She believes that data plays a critical role in an organisation, thus it needs to be effectively managed to move to greater heights. Her experience includes land cover mapping, enterprises database management and risk assessments of all which are Namibian specific projects.
Landuleni N Uugulu joined the De-bushing Advisory Service in October 2018. With a background of Agricultural production and management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Monitoring and Evaluation from IM International, Cape town. Landuleni is passionate about contributing to the efforts to combat climate change through capacity building and monitoring and evaluation systems. Her experience includes facilitation and training in rangeland management, data management, support to M&E systems and crop production.
Petrus Nghipangelua has joined the DAS team on April 1st, 2019. He holds a BSc in Wildlife Management and Eco-tourism from the University of Namibia, and currently pursuing his MSc in Rangeland Resources Management at the University of Namibia. Petrus has a good background in natural resources management and animal nutrition.