Jacob Nyambe Programme Coordinator: Trade and Regional Integration:
Jacob joined the Trust from the Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit (NEPRU).
He has extensive experience in regional integration and trade, public finance, micro-econometrics, rural and urban livelihoods, development finance and agricultural policy.
He was the Senior Researcher responsible for producing NEPRUs Quarterly Economic Review.
has led many projects including the Public Finance Management Review for the Ministry of Finance in Namibia, administered the survey tool for the World Economic Forum for the 2010/2011
is the first author of the Railway sub sector project done for the University of Mauritius
and another project on small-scale mining in Namibia for Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis
He was a member of the Macroeconomic Working Group and the Ministry of Labour Reference Group that spearheaded the establishment of Namibia Productivity Centre.
Prior to this, he worked in South Africa as a Researcher at the Centre for Microfinance in Pretoria and he also consulted for two companies in Pretoria.
Jacob originates from Namibia; he holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Pretoria and he is pursuing further studies.
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Christabel Phiri Programme Coordinator: Capacity Development Programme:
Christabel joined the Trust from the Third World Network (TWN) where she was a Programmes Officer in the Political Economy Unit.
She previously worked at the Civil Society Trade Network of Zambia.
is experienced in facilitating policy dialogue between policymakers and civil society organizations, monitoring international trade negotiations, and coordinating advocacy campaigns.
In addition, she
brings policy-relevant research management skills, fundraising experience, and a wide network of civil society contacts.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
She is from Zambia but joins the Trust from TWN's Africa team in Accra, Ghana.