I work at the Bicycling Empowerment Network (BEN) Namibia. Our mission is to empower disadvantaged Namibians through provision of sustainable transport and bicycle-related income generation opportunities. My role is to listen to communities and, together with them, explore solutions to address their needs.
I'm a a 31-year old Brazilian women with eight years experience in social policy, planning and implementation in Brazil, Mozambique and Namibia. I hold an MSc in Social Policy, NGO and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBE in Third Sector from the Institute of Economics, Rio de Janeiro Federal University, Brazil.
In Namibia, I developed partnerships with more than 60 community-based organisations, from partner identification to monitoring and evaluation. I have also coordinated an assessment of the Impact of transport to access health services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Namibia, in partnerships with the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW-Namibia) and the AIDS Law Unit from the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) Namibia.