Freda Mwalyana Sampati- Tawana is a senior Culture Officer at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education Arts and Culture in Windhoek, Namibia. Her experience with safeguarding ICH began in 2010. She was appointed as a National Coordinator for ICH in 2011 and is a member of the National ICH secretariat since then. She has participated in the fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth and tenth sessions of the intergovernmental committee meetings. She serves as Namibia`s focal point person for Southern Africa ICH Cooperation Platform since 2014 and was trained as a global facilitator for the 2003 convention in Algeria in July 2019.
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