New Employees to Malawi and Namibia
Two new employees at ICEIDA are now starting in Malawi and Namibia. One is a doctor who will provide specialist consultation in Monkey Bay in Malawi and the other is a project manager for social projects in Namibia.
Guðbrandur Þorkelsson, doctor at a health service centre in Grafarvogur, will get the role in Malawi to provide various kinds of consultation regarding the development and management of the hospital in Monkey Bay that is situated at a bay bearing the same name in southern part of the country. A hospital was built there for Icelandic development funds a few years ago and health professional from Iceland have worked on the development of the health care services in the district for the past years.
Davíð Bjarnason, anthropologist, takes over the position of a project manager for social projects for ICEIDA in Namibia. Many different kinds of social projects are carried out in the country for Icelandic funds, such as a project to improve the educational conditions for deaf children, water and grazing management project among the Himba-people and support to the development of a kindergarten for the San-people is in the pipelines. Davíð is familiar with Namibia as his Master’s Thesis in resource and environmental studies dealt with integration of social development and resource management in Namibia’s rural areas and was based on a field research in Kunene-district. Last year, Davíð earned his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Iceland.