Our Staff

NNF is made up of staff members committed to conservation. As a multi-disciplinary team, we bring creative solutions to environmental challenges and opportunities across Namibia.

The NNF has an affirmative action approach to staff employment.





Clinton Hay

Joint Project Lead - Fisheries Management | Projects

Based in Windhoek and Katima Mulilo, Zambezi, email: Clinton.hay@gmail.com  


Andrew Malherbe

CBNRM Manager | Projects

Andrew studied Social Sciences at the University of Cape Town and has worked for the NNF for 4 years. He is based at the coast and focuses his work on providing support to communal conservancies in both Erongo and Southern Kunene regions. Andrew is based…


Clemens Naomab

Albatross Task Force Coordinator | Projects

Clemens studied Environmental Biology and Molecular Physiological Biology at the University of Namibia (2014) . He started working for the NNF in September 2014, based in Walvis Bay. He is  responsible for Advance policy changes in Namibian fishe…


Vasco Samwaka

Field Coordinator Sustainable Agriculture | Projects

Email: vs@nnf.org.na Based in Rundu


Samantha Matjila

Seabird Bycatch Mitigation Instructor | Projects

Samantha studied Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences at the University of Namibia (2011) and did her Masters in Animal Sciences (2015). She started working for the NNF in May 2016, based at the coast as an instructor for the Albatross Task Force (Namibia) proj…


Anne-Laure Hager

Project Developer and Communications | Projects

Anne-Laure has  more than 13 years working experience in Namibia through which she gained a good knowledge of its rural and institutional sectors. She is a strong believer in Namibian Civil Society\'s Role in Namibia\'s Sustainable Development  …


Sarah Yates

Conservation Agriculture Coordinator | Projects

Sarah has a MSc in Ocean & Climate Dynamics. She has a passion for the marine environment and would like to help conserve various species in the Benguela Current. Sarah is based in Windhoek Email: sarah@nnf.org.na


Bertha Ijambo

Environmental Economics (Trainee) | Projects

Bertha Ijambo is studying towards her Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria. She holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Agricultural Economics. She joined the NNF in February 2017 as an Environmental Economics trainee. She …


Veripura Muukua

Marketing and Communications (Trainee) | Projects

Veripura as a marketing and communications trainee assists and supports with NNF’s internal communications and external communications and marketing activities. She holds a B.A (Honours) in Media and Political Studies and a Diploma in Public Relatio…

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