Caillin Basson is a recent graduate of the University of Namibia Law School, where she completed her honors degree. She has always been drawn to working in politics, as she is a proud Namibian who plans to continue efforts to grow the still developing country of Namibia. Having worked for several years in the film industry, where she has helped to promote tourism from foreign countries to her home country, she plans to take that knowledge and utilize her law degree to one day work in foreign affairs and help further grow the nation she knows and loves.
Meet The Fellows
Elsie Sidy has over five years' experience in youth empowerment and rendering services to less fortunate children. Currently, Elsie is mentoring and teaching community children that are out of school. Elsie holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Cuttington University. Driven by her passion to educate and empower youth, she hopes that in the future, her country and all of Africa will be filled with more literate and empowered youth and as well as secured orphans.
Emmanuel Chisalu has three years of community development sector experience and two years of experience in the public sector specifically focusing on Value for Money Audits. Currently, Emmanuel is a Performance and Environmental Auditor at the Supreme Audit Institution of Zambia, Office of the Auditor General. He focuses on promoting accountability, good governance, and transparency by conducting performance and environmental audits so as to assist those charged with governance and oversight responsibilities improve institutional performance and governance of public resources.
Eulalia Awora has over five years' experience in the community development sector, specifically focusing on literacy. She currently is the Project Director for the Center for Adult Learning and Alternative Education, a project of the Jitihada Kenya community- based organization. Here, she focuses on designing, initiating, and implementing alternative learning programs in a bid to bridge literacy gaps in Kisumu, Kenya. Eulalia is driven by the strong belief that sustainability can be achieved.
Fillemon Shikomba has over three years? experience in the education sector. He focuses on helping orphans at rural schools, providing education to special needs students, and gathering funds to buy solar panels to help electrify rural schools. Currently, Fillemon works for the SWAPO Youth League at the district level and is a volunteer at the Namibia Red Cross Society. He is also currently establishing his own NGO. Fillemon holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Tambov State University of Russia.
Francine Ndong is a strategy consultant working at Dalberg, an international advisory firm focused on development. She has worked on several projects for governments, foundations, and NGOs to develop inclusive growth strategies and conduct data-driven analysis. Francine holds a master's degree in Business, Administration, and Finance. Her daily tasks include coordinating and managing a project that aims to create a space in which women become financially empowered and included, both as recipients of funding and as investors.
Gerson Mario is a lawyer with four years of experience. He served as legal adviser on technology matters for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Angola. Currently, Gerson is a special contributor providing legal support to UniNet, the institution managing the Angola Domain Name System (DNS.AO), and the representative body of the government at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Gerson served as main Speaker, advocating technological independence to safeguard the sovereignty of Angola.