Basilia Shivute

Basilia Shivute

2023 Fellow, Namibia

Basilia is dedicated to driving change and rewriting the narrative for effective African conservation leadership as an African woman leader.

Her humble upbringing instilled a strong sense of community while learning and practising a subsistence lifestyle in a small rural village north of Etosha National Park in northern Namibia.

Basilia has 17 years of hands-on experience in various fields, including community-based natural resource management, sustainable tourism, local economic development, environmental awareness and education, project design, monitoring, and evaluation. She has supplemented her practical knowledge and experiences with two master’s degrees: an MSc. in Biodiversity Management and Research from the University of Namibia and an MBA from the African Leadership University in Africa.

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