Mufeti appointed Environmental Commissioner
The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has appointed Mr. Timoteus Mufeti as Environmental Commissioner effective from 19 March 2020.
The appointment is in line with the provisions of the Part V (5) Environmental Management Act of 2007.
Mr Mufeti brings to the Ministry immense knowledge, expertise and experience in environmental and natural resources management. He is an Environment / Natural Resources Scientist with educational knowledge, skills and professional experience in environmental systems (including social components of environment) and natural resources planning & management; Sustainable Development; Environmental Assessments (EAs) and Projects Development, Management, Monitoring and Evaluations in Namibia and in the Region.
He also possesses expertise and professional experience in fields of land use planning and management; coastal zones management; Environmental Management Systems (EMS); Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing.
Mr. Mufeti is a tested Team Leader with proven skills to maintain high quality standards and the Ministry will benefit from his professional standards, experience and knowledge.
He holds a Master Degrees in Science and in Business Administration with a working experience of over twenty-four (24) years in the fields of environmental and natural resources management and conservation as well as projects management.
He started is working career as Forester under the Directorate of Forestry within the Ministry of Environment and Tourism before joining Walvis Bay Municipality as an Environmental Officer. He later become GEF/World Bank funded NACOMA Project Coordinator. In recent years, Mr. Mufeti was an MCA Namibia’s Director responsible for environment and social assessments. Before he re-joined the Ministry, Mufeti was a Deputy Executive Director responsible for Human Settlement Department in the Ministry of Urban & Rural Development. Mr Mufeti also carried out a number of consultancy projects as a private consultant in areas of environmental assessments, waste management and climate change to mention a few.
In view of the above, the Ministry has no doubt that Mr. Mufeti is well placed to ensure the successful implementation of Environmental Management Act and other related Acts as well as sustainable management of Namibia’s natural resources.