Emilia Eino takesing up her post

23 July 2021 | Mense
Emilia Eino has been in the ICT industry for the past ten years. She first served as a development planner responsible for ICT infrastructure development and later a policy analyst responsible for institutional policy regulation and monitoring in the ICT sector within the ministry of information and communication technology. During her tenure with the government and CRAN, she also served as the chairperson of the Post and Telecommunications Industry Skills Committee (ISC) of the Namibia Training Authority (NTA) responsible for the development of ICT units, standards and qualifications for the ICT sector in Namibia.

Endorsed by the ministry of information and communications technology through the ministry of international relations and cooperation, Eino will now be representing Namibia on the administrative council of the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU), an organ of the African Union, for the period 2021 to 2025.

The headquarters of PAPU are in Arusha, Tanzania. Eino will be working remotely and in direct contact with the Postal Union. She will only be travelling to Arusha and other PAPU member states to attend the council’s meetings.

The role of PAPU

PAPU makes the lives of its member states easier in terms of conveying mail and parcels in the postal value chain and network, ensuring that the process remains smooth in the single postal territory. The Union advocates for a single African postal territory where member states are not required to have bilateral agreements with any of the other member states. The representation of Namibia on the council will therefore build the capacity relating to research and development, policy, regulatory and technical matters.

One of the many benefits of PAPU is access to an adequate digital national addressing system in Africa. This is a sound digital system likely to deliver a wide spectrum of benefits beyond the postal sector and is likely to also have some contribution on social welfare improvement in the country, including services that can be linked to a digital national addressing system, such as ambulance emergency services, firefighting, and police.

Her work at CRAN

In 2017 Eino joined the CRAN family and was responsible for the establishment of the postal department and all its operations. Eino introduced the regulatory framework for the postal sector and the licencing regime for Namibia in line with the Communications Act (No. 8 of 2009). In addition to that, CRAN was able to license Nampost as the designated postal operator.

Eino represented Namibia at various international platforms including designated and specialised committees and taskforces entrusted to deal with regulatory and technical matters emanating from the Universal Postal Union (UPU), an organ of the United Nations, as well as the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the Communications Regulators Association for Southern Africa (CRASA).

Eino has not only built various working relationships within CRAN but also with external stakeholders and other regional postal regulators, that there was no other choice but to have her recommended for the appointment to the PAPU administrative council.



Hengari at the forefront of the youth agenda

3 ure gelede | Skole

Rivaldo Kavanga Hailing from Okakarara in the Otjozondjupa Region, Inna Koviao-Vetarere Hengari (25) is Namibia’s youngest elected parliamentarian. She currently leads the youth agenda...

For the love of reading

3 ure gelede | Onderwys

The Presidential Advisor on Youth Matters and Enterprise Development, Daisry Mathias, joined learners at Fidel Castro Primary School to mark 2021 National Readathon Week. Mathias...

New education act, regulations in final stages

3 ure gelede | Onderwys

Iréne-Mari van der Walt The regulations adjacent to the new education act are in their final stages, according to the education inspector for...

Let’s talk about it

3 ure gelede | Skole

Monique Adams On Thursday, 2 September, the Office of the First Lady and One Economy Foundation facilitated an intergenerational dialogue with young people.This dialogue looked...

Jong skoonheid met 'n hart van goud

3 ure gelede | Skole

Mariselle Stofberg – Vir Chanique (Chani) Rabe wat onlangs as die nuwe Mej. Supranasionaal 2021 aangewys is, is haar passie vir jeug- en gemeenskapsontwikkeling ’n...

Windhoek Hospitality and Culinary College introduces new programme

3 ure gelede | Onderwys

Desiree Gases The Windhoek Hospitality and Culinary College (WHCC) is introducing Namibia Training Authority’s (NTA) level two housekeeping, laundry and front office programme with an...

Following in my father’s footsteps

3 ure gelede | Skole

Amalia Cloete I am currently studying at the International Training College Lingua. I am doing an honours degree in human resource (HR) management, and this...

Pupkewitz Megabuild launches 2022 graduate programme

3 ure gelede | Onderwys

Wetumwene Shikage The Pupkewitz Megabuild Graduate Programme initiative is aimed at supporting newly graduated students to gain work experience, which will serve as an additional...

Rundu in die donker

9 ure gelede | Energie

Inwoners van Rundu is sedert 10:00 vanoggend sonder krag. Volgens NamPower se areabestuurder vir die noordelike streek, mnr. Petrus Immanuel, is dit weens tegniese...