Delegation of the European Union to Namibia

About the EU Delegation to Namibia

12/05/2016 - 15:13
About us - structure and organisation

The Delegation was established at independence of the country in 1990, under the Third Lomé Convention - one in a series of treaties which defined the relationship between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, of which Namibia is a member. The Lomé Conventions, were succeeded by the Cotonou Agreement, signed in Cotonou, Benin in 2000. The partnership between the ACP and the European Union (formally known as the European Community) concerns political, economic and trade relations and aims at assisting in the development of the ACP countries.

The Delegation is in particular responsible for the co-ordination and monitoring of the development cooperation programmes financed by the European Commission – either through the EU budget or the European Development Fund (EDF). It works closely with Government Agencies (and intergovernmental agencies such as the SACU secretariat) to implement projects and strategies in the framework of the Lomé and Cotonou Agreements. The Delegation represents the European Commission in all matters, informing on all activities of the Commission and keeping its headquarters in Brussels abreast of significant local developments. It works closely with the EU member states in Namibia, and in particular, the country representing the EU Presidency. It also co-operates and co-ordinates activities with representatives of non-EU member states and multilateral organisations.

The Delegation, however, does not deal with consular matters.

These are handled by the member states' embassies.

H.E. Ms Sinikka Antila

EU Ambassador to Namibia

 

Ambassador

H.E. Ms Sinikka Antila

Personal Assistant to the HOD
Vera Kotrschal

email: delegation-namibia@eeas.europa.eu

 

Cooperation Section

Head of Cooperation

Achim Schaffert

email: Achim.SCHAFFERT@eeas.europa.eu

Programme Manager

Silke Hofs

email: Silke.HOFS@eeas.europa.eu

Programme Manager

Sonia Godinho

email: Sonia.GODINHO@eeas.europa.eu

Programme Manager

Vacant

Programme Manager

Giancarlo Monteforte

email: Giancarlo.MONTEFORTE@eeas.europa.eu

 

Finance & Contracts

Head of Section

Radoslaw Rokita

email: delegation-namibia@eeas.europa.eu

Deputy Head of Section

Elisabetta Arzillo

email: delegation-namibia@eeas.europa.eu

 

Administration Section

Head of Section

Christian Nyhuis

email: delegation-namibia@eeas.europa.eu

 

Politics, Press & Information Section

Head of Section & Human Rights Focal Point & EU liaison Officer on Human Rights Defenders

Claudia Fischer

email: Claudia.FISCHER@eeas.europa.eu

Press & Information Officer

Susan-Marie Lewis

email: Susan-marie.LEWIS@eeas.europa.eu

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