Peter Katjavivi

Professor Dr. Peter H. Katjavivi is a Government Chief Whip in the Namibian National Assembly (since 2010). He was politically active within the Namibian liberation struggle and was SWAPO Representative for the UK and Western Europe (1968-76) and SWAPO Secretary for Information and Publicity (1976-9). He did his Master’s degree at Warwick University (UK) and his DPhil at St Antony’s College Oxford, researching and writing about nationalism in Namibia. He was a Member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Namibian Constitution in 1989 and the National Assembly inaugurated in March 1990. He was founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia (1992-2003). He was Namibian ambassador to Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and the European Union (2003-6); ambassador to Germany (2006-8); and Director General of the National Planning Commission (2008-10).