Dr Bertha Mudamburi
Dr Bertha Mudamburi was born in Zimbabwe. She obtained a Diploma in Agriculture in 1985 at Chibero College in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe National Further Education Teachers Certificate at Kwe Kwe Tech College, Zimbabwe in 1987, and a BSc (Honours) in Agricultural Technology and Management, from Silsoe in UK in 1993. In 2001 an MSc in Management of Agricultural Knowledge Systems at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, subsequently a Certificate in Farm Machinery Management at JKUAT in 2002 and finally a PhD in Agricultural Engineering from UNAM in 2017. Her thesis is “ A comparison of the performance of Namibia-specific conservation and conventional tillage technologies as used for pearl millet production in Northern Namibia”From 1985 – 1987, she was an Instructor at Mlezu Agricultural Institute and 1987- 2003 she worked as a Training Officer at the Agricultural Engineering Training Centre in Zimbabwe. From 2003 to 2007, she was Lecturer at Neudamm in Namibia. She also assisted in the DAP programme in the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry. From 2007 to 2009 she was a Project Manager of the DAP Acceleration Programme 2 at Namibian Agronomic Board. She was Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Namibia, Ogongo, from 2009 to 2012. From October 2012 to March 2018 she worked as an Agriculture Advisor at Promotion of Vocational Education and Training in Namibia (ProVET), a joint initiative between GIZ and the NTA, funded by the German Government. Since March 2018 to date she is a lecturer in agricultural engineering at UNAM Ogongo Campus.