Namibia / January 1995 - December 1996
Forestry Development Advisor at the Directorate of Forestry, within the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Namibia.
Project Manager of the Institutional Strengthening of the Namibian Forestry Sector Project, phase II, which was supported by the Finnish government. Main duties included the drafting of regional forestry development strategies and supporting the preparation of the Namibian Forestry Strategic Development Programme (which started in 1997).
Secondary duties included being the bilateral advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, which meant being responsible for overall coordination of other on-going projects supported by the Finnish government in Namibia. Such as the National Forest Inventory Project; Forest Wildfire Management Project; and Forestry Training and Extension Project.