The WFSA at its annual general meeting in Nuremberg, Germany, on March 10, 2011, presented its prestigious Shooting Ambassador Award to two important representatives of Namibia: Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, MP, Minister of Environment and Tourism and Marina Lamprecht, Game Farmer and Trophy Hunting Operator.
The Honourable Nandi-Ndaitwah has been a Member of Parliament of the Republic of Namibia since 1990 and is currently Minister of Environment and Tourism. She has a Master’s in Diplomatic Studies from Keele University in the United Kingdom. Further educated in International Relations and Public Administration and Management, she has wide experience in world-level conference work, such as being Rapporteur General of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in China in 1995. She has acted as primary negotiator for her African cohort and served as a delegation leader to levels as high as the United Nations.
The Honourable Nandi-Ndaitwah served as a Minister of Women’s Affairs and Child Welfare from 2000 to 2005, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting from 2005 to 2008. As President of the Namibian National Women’s Organization she worked with the Law Reform Commission on national legislation. She initiated the discussion in the UN Security Council on women and peace that led to the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
Marina Lamprecht, and her husband and son, Professional Hunters Joof and Jofie Lamprecht, own and personally run the safari company Hunters Namibia Safaris, which is based on the family’s private wildlife property in the Camelthorn Kalahari, near Windhoek.
Marina Lamprecht is currently serving a third two-year term on the Executive Committee of the Namibia Professional Hunting Association (NAPHA), and she chaired NAPHA’s Education Committee for ten years. She has served on the boards of the Khomas Regional Education Forum and the Namibian National Advisory Council on Education. She currently also serves on the Namibian Tourism Board's Marketing Committee and as Trustee of the LSI Foundation.
Initiator of the prestigious WHS Scholarship Programme, she continues to mentor the recipients.
She is also a founding member of the Hunters Namibia Safaris Education Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of education at marginalized rural schools throughout Namibia by providing books and other essential equipment. Marina Lamprecht annually presents seminars on hunting in Namibia at the Safari Club International Convention, and regularly addresses workshops on trophy hunting as a lucrative form of land utilization. She holds a degree in political science.
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