WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We’re looking for world-class Namibians. People who make a difference. People with a vision and the commitment to turn it into reality. People who don’t comprise and remain true to who they are. We need your help to find these people and to celebrate their achievements. Here’s to world-class!CATEGORIES
We have seven categories: Education, Business, Community, Sports, Health, Science & Technology, Conservation and The Arts.
HOW DO YOU GET INVOLVED?
Make a nomination every month until April 2014 and you could be rewarded with N$ 2 500 and a spot on our judging panel. The judging panel will select three monthly nominees that will be competing for the prestigious Ambassadors Awards.Voting for category Ambassadors will open in May 2014.
See HOW TO NOMINATE & VOTE tab for details.
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
THE PEOPLE’S QUESTION
This year we‘ve introduced the People’s Question. You can ask the nominees questions and find out about their journey on facebook.com/windhoekbeer and at youtube.com/user/windhoekbeer
Thank you for helping Windhoek Lager discover these World-Class Namibians.
Winners will be announced on Facebook.
This year’s Windhoek Lager Ambassador Search is over. See the 2013 Ambassadors on facebook.com/windhoekbeer and in the press.Thank you for helping us recognise extraordinary Namibians.
Michaela Clayton is a human rights lawyer who has been working on HIV/ AIDS and human rights issues in Namibia since 1989.
She is founder and Director of the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA), a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS and TB in Southern Africa.Gazza is one of Namibia’s leading musicians. Born Lazarus Shiimi in Oshakati in Northern Namibia, he is known as the King of Kwaito in Namibia. His music is a mix of dance hall, ragga, hip-hop and kwaito.
His lyrics, about township life, reflect the intricacies of Namibian life and strike a familiar chord with Namibians from all walks of life.Esme Kisting is the executive director the King’s Daughter Organization – an NGO dedicated to fighting human trafficking and helping woman forced into prostitution.
The organization was founded in 2006 with the assistance of the Council of Churches. Her efforts were recognised by the U.S. Department of State when she was presented the TIP Hero award in 2011.Edith came to Windhoek in 1990 as a domestic worker and lived with seven of her children in an overcrowded room. Fairly soon she joined a newly formed community group, People Square, which was part of the Saamstaan Housing Association. Since then she has worked to improve land access and housing for the poor under the umbrella of the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia.
The Federation has helped more than 4 000 poor households secure land and more than 2 000 build new homes. Her efforts were recognised by UN-Habitat who added her to the Scroll of Honour in 2011.Manjo Smith, chairman of the Namibian Organic Association (NOA),
Has become the first Namibian to be elected to the world board of the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM).
The IFOAM is a grassroots and democratic organisation that unites 750 member organisations in 116 countries. IFOAM actively participates in international agricultural and environmental negotiations with the United Nations and multilateral institutions to further the interests of the organic agricultural movement worldwide and is uniquely recognised for taking on this important role.
Every month a member of the public who has made a nomination will be part of the judging panel. They will get the chance to help us find world-class Namibians and win N$2500.Lesley Tjiueza is a well-known sports presenter and writer. After starting his career as a freelancer at New Era in 2001, he graduated from the University of East London with a degree in Media.
Since then he has served as the Sports Chief at OneAfrica, where he presented the popular weekly football show Offside, while continuing to write for major publications. After a move to NBC, he was chosen to represent Namibia as a commentator at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Kirsty Watermeyer is a talk show host, actress and model. She hosts a weekly talk show, Tupopyeni, on NBC television as well as being a newscaster on Radiowave Namibia. She has recently branched out into film with a starring role in one of Namibia Film Commission’s short films for 2012.
Before entering the broadcast industry she was on the executive committee of Paragon Investment Holdings as the Group Operations Manager for the corporation and worked as a consultant for Infinite Solutions Namibia.Mihe Gaomab is the Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Namibian Competition Commission. With a formal background in economics, he has worked abroad advising the Southern African Customs Union on special projects around regional integration in industry, agriculture and competition regulation.
Back home he has been involved in the formulation of policy at the Namibia Economic Policy Research Unit, the Bank of Namibia and at the Central Bank - where he served as a special assistant to the Governor. He is also the founding president of the Namibia Economic Society and serves on a number of boards.Ginger Mauney is a world-class documentarian, photographer and published author. She has produced wildlife documentaries aired on National Geographic, PBS (US) and Channel 4 (UK) amongst others. Her photographs have been featured in various magazines including Africa Environment, Geo and Wildlife. Mauney co-authored a best-selling dual memoir.
While continuing to pursue film projects and volunteering time to outreach efforts for Men on the Side of the Road, Mauney is currently based in Windhoek and working on several tourism projects.Cornelius Weyulu is the registrar and CEO of the Health Professions Council of Namibia. In 1992 he started his career as a nurse at the Lutheran Medical Mission, going on to get qualifications in nursing science.
From there he became the public relations officer and senior health administrator at the Ministry of Health and Social Services. In addition to his medical work, he has presented the NBC programme Our Health and is the vice-chairperson of the Mount Sinai Centre.
- Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to participate.
- Participants must be Namibian or permanent residents in Namibia.
- Only entries that comply with the qualifying criteria will be accepted.
- The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- Monthly nominees will be required to provide a photo and be interviewed for publication in line with the mechanics of the programme.
- Winners will also have to be prepared to align themselves with the Windhoek Lager brand and cannot shy away from being seen/associated with the brand.
- Monthly nominees will be required to attend the final gala event in June 2014.
- No remuneration or royalty fees will be paid for participation in this programme.
- This programme is not open to employees or contractors of Namibia Breweries Limited or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organization or running of the programme, or their direct families.
- Participants will be required to sign a document thereby signifying their acceptance of the conditions imposed.