Job Amupanda

Mayor of Windhoek

Dr. Job Amupanda is the Mayor of the City of Windhoek, Namibia. He took office in December 2020 after local authorities’ elections were held in November that year.
He is an accomplished academician and community activist. He holds a PhD in Political Studies from the University of Namibia, an MA and BA Hons in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch, a BA Hons in History from the University of South Africa, and a BA in Political Studies and History from the University of Namibia. He is a senior lecturer of Political Science and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Science at the University of Namibia. He has issued several peer-reviewed academic journals published in Africa and Europe.
From 2012 to 2014, he served as Spokesperson for the SWAPO Party Youth League, a member of its National Executive and Central Committees respectively. In 2014, he resigned from the SWAPO Party to focus his work on community activism and formed the Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement, in which he currently serves as Chief Activist. As Mayor, he focuses on strategic priorities: affordable housing, economic recovery, sustainable development, and international relations and cooperation.

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