Okavango facts

Angola, Botswana and Namibia have all ratified the UN framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and the SADC Revised Protocol on Shared Watercourses; Namibia and Botswana have both ratified the RAMSAR treaty.

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Mr Michael Otsub

Namibian member of Biodiversity Task Force; Chief Forester, South Regions, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry.

Mr. Michael Otsub was born on 4 April 1966 at Omaruru town in the Erongo Region of Namibia.

Michael studied for his National Agriculture Diploma at the University of Namibia graduating in 1994. He went on to further his studies at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra where in 2000 he earned a B.Sc Hons. in Forestry. Michael also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) form Maastricht Business School in the Netherlands which gained in 2004 and a Management Development Programme Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa which he earned in 2012.

He is currently carrying out research for a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Integrated Land Management with the Polytechnic of Namibia/Namibia’s University of Science and Technology. He will submit his final thesis in June 2015.

‘the second phase of OKACOM’s geopolitically mature work is especially important as it addresses the livelihoods of riparian communities to holistically conserve Cubango-Okavango river basin ecosystems in perpetuity’.

Michael is employed as Chief Forester (Professional) for South Regions (Hardap, //Karas, Omaheke and Khomas) by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) of the government of Namibia.

Michael has served OKACOM on the Biodiversity Task Force (BTF) since 2011.

He is married with four children, the eldest of whom is a University graduate with a family of three.

Michael’s three other children are aged four, eight and fifteen. In his spare time Michael enjoys soccer, socializing, bird watching, walking, TV watching, farming, hunting, fishing and takes regular game drives.


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