Harsen Nyambe

Harsen Nyambe

Head of Division (Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management), Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture African Union Commission

Nyambe, is Head of Division at the African Union Commission that is responsible for Environment, Climate Change, Water, Biodiversity, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry, Land Management, Meteorology and Wildlife. He has 23 years of professional experience, of which 14 years of his career has been in international organisations covering the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a Senior Programme Manager responsible for Natural Resources, the Commonwealth Secretariat as Head of Climate Change and the African Union Commission.

Prior to that, he served as a Deputy Director in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry of Namibia. He was also once a Head of the National Remote Sensing Centre in the Government of the Republic of Namibia. Furthermore, he taught Environmental Impact Assessment and Ecology at the University of Namibia. His passion lies in fostering sustainable development through effective management of natural resources and the environment.


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