Teopolina Namandje – Public Management, Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas

Teopolina Namandje has over eight years’ experience in the development field, focusing on trade and road infrastructure.

Currently, Teopolina is a Senior Transport Economist at Roads Authority, Namibia.  Some of her roles include assisting in budget formulation and analysis as well as conducting economic evaluations and cost implication of road projects.   Teopolina previously worked for the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a junior economist.  Within this role, she was tasked as the head of the regional office in Omaheke Region, which was one of the biggest highlights of her leadership journey.

Teopolina has a Master’s degree In Development Finance from the Stellenbosch University.  She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Economics from Polytechnic of Namibia.  Teopolina is a member of the International Road Federation (IRF) Young Professional Programme, a platform for the next generation of leaders in the road sector to propose initiatives, share ideas, as well as contribute to the mandate of IRF.  She advocates for youth empowerment and participation in development projects.  Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, she looks forward to continue contributing to development and implementation of policies for a sustainable future in Namibia.