About Milton Louw

Milton Louw is a Namibian born socio-political entrepreneur, writer and consumer activist. As an entrepreneur he has pioneered the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in managing various national projects, including most recently the General Registration of Voters for the Electoral Commission of Namibia.

His publications, email newsletters and more recently his blogs are read by entrepreneurs, politicians and consumers. In his personal capacity, he is the Volunteer Director of the Namibia Consumer Protection Group and the columnist for “Consumer Court” in the New Era publication.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

NATIONALITY: NAMIBIAN
AGE:           44
DATE OF BIRTH: 28 DECEMBER 1969
PLACE OF BIRTH: WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
DEPENDANTS: SIX
DRIVERS LICENCE:  CODE 8

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION

Email: miltonlouw@gmail.com 
Google Profile: http://www.google.com/profiles/miltonlouw
Twitter: @miltonlouw
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/milton.louw
Blog: http://www.milton-louw.blogspot.com/
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/miltonlouw 
EMPLOYMENT
Electoral Commission of Namibia
May 2013 – Present
Windhoek, Namibia
IT PROJECT COORDINATOR
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) GENERAL REGISTRATION OF VOTERS
B) ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES
C) VOTERS DATABASES OF THE ECN

Polytechnic of Namibia
March 2010 – December 2012
Windhoek, Namibia
PART-TIME LECTURER
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) TRAINING MS OFFICE
B) TRAINING MS PROJECT
C) A+ TRAINING

GijimaAst - (Three Months Contract)
July 2009 – October 2009
Windhoek, Namibia
TRAINING MANAGER MICROSOFT CPLS
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) TRAINING OF NAMIBIANS IN MICROSOFT PRODUCTS
B) TRAINING OF STAFF IN HP, SAP AND MICROSOFT

Information and Communication Technology Alliance of Namibia
May 2006 – December 2008
Windhoek, Namibia
SECRETARY TO THE BOARD (PART-TIME POSITION)
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) BOARD MEETINGS
B) MEMBERSHIP MARKETING
C) DAY-TO-DAY RUNNING OF THE OFFICE

Institute of Information Technology
March 2006 – December 2008
Windhoek, Namibia
LECTURER FOR CAMBRIDGE
RESPONSIBLE FOR INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:
A) BUSINESS ORGANISATION
B) EFFECTIVE BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
C) MARKETING
D) HUMAN RESOURCES
E) FINANCE

Creditreform Düsseldorf Frormann KG
July 2002 – August 2003
Düsseldorf, Germany
MANAGEMENT TRAINEE
STUDYING AND ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING:
A) CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT;
B) CREATION OF A BUSINESS PLAN (ENGLISH AND GERMAN VERSIONS);
C) MARKETING SERVICES;
D) BUSINESS REPORTING; AND
E) DEBT COLLECTION.

NamBizDot.Com
July 2000 – Present
Windhoek, Namibia
OWNER
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) COMPANY DATABASE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
B) MANAGEMENT OF COMPANY WEBSITE
C) ELECTRONIC COMMERCE CONSULTANCIES
D) WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM COMPETITIVENESS SURVEY
E) SME SURVEY 2004/2005 (WITH NEPRU)

Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
June 1999 - June 2000
Windhoek, Namibia
CONSULTANT: CHAMBER DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
A) MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT;
B) ESTABLISHMENT OF BUSINESS COUNCILS;
C) ENSURING BLACK BUSINESS PARTICIPATION; AND
D) TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS.

Hani A.Z. Yamani Investments
1997 - 1999
Windhoek, Namibia
MANAGING DIRECTOR
RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW AND EXISTING PROJECTS IN THE FIELDS OF:
A) TOURISM
B) AIR TRANSPORT (PASSENGER AND AIR CARGO AS WELL AS AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT)
C) ENERGY; AND
D) INVESTMENT AND PROCUREMENT.
HIGHLIGHT: BEING CHOSEN AS AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE NAMIBIA NATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

Offshore Development Company
1996 - 1997
Windhoek, Namibia
MANAGER
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EPZ PROMOTION PROGRAMME; REGULATION OF THE EPZ REGIME; AND DEVELOPMENT OF INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR INVESTMENT IN INFRASTRUCTURE.
HIGHLIGHT: DEVELOPED AN ACTION PLAN FOR 1997/98 THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

1994 - 1996
UNIDO Investment Promotion Service in France
Paris, France
NAMIBIAN DELEGATE
CREATION AND PROMOTION OF PROJECTS OF NAMIBIAN ENTREPRENEURS TO POTENTIAL FRENCH COMPANIES.
HIGHLIGHT: ESTABLISHED TIES BETWEEN THE NAMIBIAN AND FRENCH FISHING INDUSTRIES THAT HAS LED TO NUMEROUS JOINT VENTURES.

1991 - 1994
Namibia National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Windhoek, Namibia
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION
EDITOR OF THE NAMIBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT, INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A COMPUTER NETWORK AS WELL AS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYOUT AND CONTENT OF THE NAMIBIA BUSINESS JOURNAL. 
HIGHLIGHT: ACTING SECRETARY-GENERAL DURING THREE MONTHS OF 1993.

CERTIFICATION
2009
Master Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)
SUBJECTS:
MS WORD 2007
MS EXCEL 2007
MS POWERPOINT 2007
MS OUTLOOK 2007
TRANSCRIPT ID () - ACCESS CODE (MILTONLOUW)
HTTPS://MCP.MICROSOFT.COM/AUTHENTICATE/VALIDATEMCP.ASPX

2007
2007
Advanced ICDL
SUBJECTS:
MS WORD 2003
MS POWERPOINT 2003
International Computer Drivers Licence

FORMAL EDUCATION
2007
University of Cambridge
Correspondence
ADVANCED CAMBRIDGE DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


COMPUTER LITERACY
INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER DRIVERS LICENCE IN MS OFFICE
ADVANCED ICDL IN WORD PROCESSING AND PRESENTATION SOFTWARE
LECTURER AT POLYTECHNIC OF NAMIBIA
LANGUAGES
ENGLISH AND AFRIKAANS ARE VERY GOOD.
FRENCH IS RUDIMENTARY, LEARNT DURING MY TWO YEARS IN PARIS, FRANCE
GERMAN READING AND UNDERSTANDING IS GOOD, WITH WRITTEN GERMAN RUDIMENTARY.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
FUTURE NAMIBIA
WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 2009
Future Namibia explores the Namibian socio-political environment and focuses on legislative and technological instruments to address these issues. 
Download link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65499685/Future-Namibia

LIBRARIES, TELECENTRES, CYBERCAFES AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO ICT: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, 2009
Public venues are vital to information access across the globe, yet few formal studies exist of the complex ways people in developing countries use information technologies in public access places.

Libraries, Telecentres, Cybercafes and Public Access to ICT: International Comparisons presents groundbreaking research on the new challenges and opportunities faced by public libraries, community telecentres, and cybercafés that offer public access to computers and other information and communication technologies. Written in plain language, the book presents an in-depth analysis of the spaces that serve underserved populations, bridge “digital divides,” and further social and economic development objectives, including employability. With examples and experiences from around the world, this book sheds light on a surprising and understudied facet of the digital revolution at a time when effective digital inclusion strategies are needed more than ever.
Download link: http://www.irma-international.org/viewtitle/55853/ 

CABINET BRIEFING PAPER: “ICT FOR POVERTY REDUCTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”.
WINDHOEK NAMIBIA. 2007
Cabinet briefing paper edited and compiled by Milton Louw, Secretary of the ICT Alliance of Namibia.

SMALL BUSINESS IMPACT. ASSESSMENT 2003. NEPRU RESEARCH REPORT NO. 26
NAMIBIA ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH UNIT, 2003
Small Businesses (SMEs) in Namibia continue to make their mark on the
economy, showing strong growth in 2003. This survey shows that the small
business sector is a key sector in alleviating poverty and generating economic
growth. Compared with 2002, SMEs have grown strongly - increasing their
contribution to GDP, investing much more heavily than they might be
expected to and substantially increasing their contribution to employment
Download Link: http://www.nepru.org.na/wp-content/publications/reports/nrr026.pdf

THE ECA/IDRC PAN-AFRICAN INITIATIVE ON E-COMMERCE
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA, 1999
The Mission will develop policy and strategy advice for African Governments with regard to the steps necessary for the stimulation of an active and early African participation in the emerging field of electronic commerce (e-Commerce)
o In particular, the mission will investigate and report on:
o National E-commerce Vision and Strategy
o National Regulatory Policy ;
o Accelerating Private Investment in E-commerce
o Targeted Support for SMEs and Special Target Groups
o Creating an E-commerce Labour Pool
o Domestic and pan-African E-commerce Research Capacity
Download link: http://www.uneca.org/codi/Documents/PDF/doc30en.pdf 



REFERENCES
HON. ANDIMBA TOIVO YA TOIVO
RETIRED POLITICIAN, FOUNDER OF SWAPO, ROBBEN ISLAND DETAINEE
TEL: (+264 61) 400558 FAX: (+264 61) 400559
CELLULAR: (+264) 81 1243829
EMAIL: ANDIMBATOIVO@GMAIL.COM 
Andimba ya Toivo wrote the foreword to my book, Future Namibia”, a socio-political research and policy advocacy publication.

HON. THEO-BEN GURIRAB
SPEAKER, NAMIBIAN PARLIAMENT
WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
TEL: (+264 61) 2889111 FAX: (+264 61) 231626


MR. MATHEW SHIKONGO
EX-MAYOR, CITY OF WINDHOEK
BOX 59
WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA
TEL: (+264 61) 290 2200 FAX: (+264 61) 290 2091
MATHEWSHIKONGO@YAHOO.COM 

DR. JOHN PAUL ISAAK
CEO
ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF NAMIBIA
TEL: + 264 61 376200

EMAIL: PISAAK@ECN.NA


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