Maggie Nangolo (Namibia)

Master of International Customs Law and Administration (MICLA) – September 2013

Current Job Position: Senior Customs and Excise Officer, International Relations Section, Directorate of Customs, Ministry of Finance Namibia.

I am currently in charge of Namibia Customs and Excise Capacity Building Programme with the University of Canberra/Centre for Customs and Excise Studies (CCES) and in collaboration with Charles Sturt University (CSU), This programme was initiated upon my returning home from studies in Australia, as such Namibia managed to enrol 35 staff members in the CSU: Bachelor of Border Management and the Graduate Certificate in Customs Administration. Both are on line. I am very happy to be given this opportunity to work, expose the knowledge and experience I gained from CCES to this big group of Namibia Customs Staff. Dear fellow alumni let’s encourage our countries to do the same because this will unquestionably build the capacity of our customs organizations.

Studying with CCES was a very important journey for my life and for the government of Namibia; because today I can proudly say that I am able to advise my administration on international issues and matters pertaining to Customs in particular. Furthermore, the experience gained at CCES will contribute to the up-lifting of the capacity building and development of Namibia Customs and Excise.

My request to all former and current CCES alumni is that they should continue to network and exchange information with each other, because this will keep us connected through consultation and ongoing interaction.