Date: 26 May 2016 | Time: 18:00 to 20:00 | Venue: CPA UK, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster
Light refreshments will be served
To celebrate 25 years of Namibia’s independence and democracy, and to acknowledge this milestone, we are pleased to welcome Peter Katjavivi, Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia, to present and discuss aspects of education and development in Namibia, since its independence from South Africa in 1990
Peter Katjavivi has been prominent on the international stage, since the beginning of Namibia’s liberation struggle in the mid-1960s.
A distinguished academic, his research and publications are now a pillar of Namibian social history. At the forefront of Namibia’s higher educational development, he was the founding Vice Chancellor of The University of Namibia opening it to all Namibians. He was next appointed Namibia’s Ambassador to Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and other states.
Back in Namibia, he became Director General of the National Planning Commission, returning to Parliament in 2010 and is currently Speaker of the National Assembly. For 60 years he has served on the boards and committees of countless international bodies and associations. Prioritising education and development, they include UNESCO, the World Bank and many Commonwealth responsibilities. His lifelong commitment has been to achieve social justice by strengthening civil society, good governance, democracy and consensus between diverse groups, in Namibia and across Africa.