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Bank of Namibia Annual Symposium true Speaker - Dr. Emma Haiyambo
Dr. Emma Haiyambo

Dr. Haiyambo, before joining the Research and Financial Sector Development department served in different capacities at the Bank including the portfolio of Director of Strategic Communications and Financial Sector Development from 2016 - 2022. Before joining the Bank in 2000, she served as Economist for National Accounts at National Planning Commission, Trade Policy Analyst at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Chief Development Planner at the Department of Women Affairs. She has also served the public sector in other capacities, including being Director and Board Chairperson for public entities. Her experience thus ranges from macroeconomic statistics and analysis, economic research, development fi nance, public policy, trade policy, project management, central banking communication, strategic management, and governance. Dr Haiyambo holds a PhD in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch, a MSc degree, and Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Economics (University of London), a Master’s in International Business (Polytechnic of Namibia), a Bachelor of Economics (University of Namibia) and a National Diploma in Public Administration (Technikon Namibia). She also holds several other certifi ed trainings in various leadership and management programmes.

Bank of Namibia Annual Symposium true Speaker - Mr. Anders Cajus Pedersen
Mr. Anders Cajus Pedersen

Mr. Pedersen is an Economist with experience from management consulting, banking and development. In development he has experience from World Bank, UNDP, UNIDO, Sida, Danida, GIZ, USAID (contractor), African Development Bank and a global trade association. Interested in developments and opportunities in (renewable) energy, the climate change field, private sector development, telecoms & business development. Mr Pedersen’s specialties are renewable energy; access to energy, utility reform; project management; private sector development: Africa, fragile states. He has work experience from: UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Eritrea, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Indonesia, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Afghanistan, Uganda, South Africa, Sao Tome & Principe, and Angola.

Bank of Namibia Annual Symposium true Speaker - Dr. Petter Nore
Dr. Petter Nore

Dr. Petter Nore has a broad background in the energy sector from government, business, academia and multilateral organisations. He is today professor at the High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University Business School (Norway) and works as an energy consultant. He was formerly Senior Vice President and President of Hydro Russia, Director of Gas and Strategy in the Norwegian Ministry of Oil and Energy and Chief Energy Analyst in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Nore has also worked as Team Leader for Natural Gas in the World Bank. From 2007 to 2013 he headed the Norwegian development project “Oil for Development” working for Norad. He has published extensively in the fi eld of energy and political economy. His main research interest centres around decarbonisation, hydrogen and geopolitics.

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