ISOC Namibia

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ISOC Namibia Chapter

Vision

The Internet is for everyone

Mission

Our mission is to promote the development of the Internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for societal good.

Values

  • Multistakeholderalism
  • Openness
  • Inclusivity
  • Collaboration

Our Aim

  • To serve as a focal point for cooperative efforts to promote the internet as a positive tool  for social development for  all in Namibia.
  • To unite different internet players in Namibia.
  • To create awareness on issues related to the development of Internet in the Country.

Our Officers

Anna Amoomo

Anna

President/Chairperson

Anna is ICT enthusiasts and HR and Customer Service specialist. Sharing about herself, she would say, “I offer customised ICT services and Products that cater for individual client needs. In an effort to fully establish myself customer service is a priority allowing my passion to be lasting with the clients. Skilled and focused in areas of ICT Networking, Digital Literacy and Internet governance, Project management experience in these areas. Being open to new Opportunities is a motto of mine .”

Pahukeni Kangayi

Pahukeni

Treasurer

Pahukeni is thrived by how Information Technology can be implemented in organisations and communities to bring about convenience and efficiency.

She holds a B.IT Business Computing from Namibia University of Science & Technology. She creates content over the internet through her blog https://ordinariwomen.blogspot.com/?m=1.

Feminism, Information and utilising the Internet and Technological Tools are some domains she finds interesting and actively participants in. Furthermore, she is determined to lead the Internet Society Namibia Chapter with accountability and acceleration.

Josaphat Tjiho

Josaphat Tjiho Photo

Vice-President

Josaphat is a human rights and youth advocate on social and internet related issues with over five years experience.

He is one of the founding directors of Internet Society Namibia Chapter and chairperson of the Namibian Internet Governance Forum working group.  His main focus is on digital inclusion, ICT policy and human rights issues.

To name but a few, Josaphat has represented Namibia and has been part of international events and summits on internet and human rights related issues such as the Africa Network Information Center (AFRINIC)-Mauritius, TechCamp-Zambia, Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa-Ghana as well as the Global Internet Governance Forum-Germany. Beside the internet society, Josaphat serves as a youth facilitator for the Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi) and currently also serve on the working group on “Internet for Social Cohesion”.

Currently he also serves on the Board of the Namibia United States Alumni Association (NUSAA) as well as the Bethold Himumuine Primary School board. Josaphat is engaged in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) a United Nation mechanism where UN member states review other UN member states on issues of Human Rights. He is also the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow.

Frieda Lukas

Frieda

Secretary/Coordinator

Frieda is certain that her passion lays significantly in providing sustainable solutions for challenges in the ICT for Development and Public Policy fields.

She holds a Bachelor of Communication Honours Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Communication Technology from the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST).

She is purposefully immersed in transformation and breaking barriers- both personal and professional. Frieda has a passion for online protection , internet governance and is keen on public policies in the ICT sector.

Frieda has represented Namibia internationally on different programs such as: AFRINIC Fellow during the 2018 Africa Internet Summit (Dakar-Senegal) and the first Africa Geospatial Data and Internet Governance conference held in Accra-Ghana in 2019.

She enjoys working with the youth. Frieda mentored about 5 youth across the globe in youth engagement in the internet governance space with Digital Grassroots in 2018 and 2019.

Our Board of Directors

Gabriel Nhinda

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Karin Amukugo

Leonard Iimene

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Paul Rowney

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Lameck Amugongo

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Featured Updates

Our Executive Council

Outreach & Publicity Committee Convener

Chapter Development Committee Convener

Technology Committee Convener

ICT Policy Committee Convener

Logistics Committee Convener