Meet the team

Progress Kashandula

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Kashandula has worked in the biomass industry for more than 12 years
specifically in senior capacity of managing sustainable bush harvesting, production, and biomass utilisation projects. Previous was Operations Manager of the pioneer bush to energy project called Energy for Future at Ohorongo Cement. He has played a vital role in the development and implementation of a capacity building aspect of the Namibian Biomass Industry called Debushing Advisory Service. His background is in Business management, environment and project management with a Master of Leadership and Change Management. He brings a wealth of experience in environmental fieldwork, biomass production and processing. He is the current CEO of Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) and the De-bushing Advisory Service (DAS) a capacity building division of N-BiG.

Klaudia Amutenya

Senior Administrative and Technical Officer

Klaudia Amutenya, holds an MSc in Natural Resource Management. She has over 5 years of extensive knowledge and experience in sustainable community forest resources management, bush control and biomass utilisation, donor fund management and project monitoring and evaluation. Klaudia has an interest in restoration of degraded rangelands in Namibia, creating awareness on different aspects of the biomass sector as well as monitoring and evaluation.

Landuleni Uugulu

Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

Landuleni N Uugulu joined the De-bushing Advisory Service in October 2018. With a background of Agricultural production and management from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Monitoring and Evaluation from IM International, Cape town. Landuleni is passionate about contributing to the efforts to combat climate change through capacity building and monitoring and evaluation systems. Her experience includes facilitation and training in rangeland management, data management, support to M&E systems and crop production.

Epafras Andreas

Technical Officer

Epafras is an animal scientist and a rangeland specialist with professional experience since2015. He specializes in sustainable farming and natural resource management and utilisation. Epafras has extensive field expertise in livestock production, sustainable rangeland management, the restoration and rehabilitation of degraded natural resources (e.g. Bush encroached rangelands), and training of farmers. He holds a Higher Diploma in Natural resource management, BSc in Wildlife Management and Eco-tourism and MSc in Rangeland Resources Management and currently pursuing his PhD in Integrated Environmental science at the University of Namibia.

Alvena Berendt

Reception& Administrative Assistant

Alvena Berendt joined the Namibia Biomass Industry Group in April 2022, with a background in Client Services and Office Administration for 14 years, 6 years of which she spent working in the Environmental and Tourism Industry as a Receptionist and administrator. For the past 7 years, she held the position of Front Office Brand Ambassador at a Law Firm in Windhoek. Her priority is to ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the N-BIG office and that members and clients inquiries are attended to in a professional and efficient manner.

Viktoria Hango

Senior Technical Officer

Viktoria Hango brings alone expertise in project coordination and capacity building, with fourteen years of experience in agriculture and natural resource management. Her areas of expertise are Climate Change Adaptation, rangeland management, Disaster Risk Management, and Natural Resources Management. Viktoria has a strong passion for project management, capacity building, enabling environment and community development. Her educational background is in Natural resource management & Strategic Planning from the University of Namibia.