Search the NaDEET Website
Dark Sky Reserve
NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Learning and Living

for a Sustainable Future!

Meet our Team

Viktoria Keding is the Director and co-founder of NaDEET. Viktoria has spearheaded all aspects of NaDEET including management, teaching and the development of programmes, activities and educational materials. Of German parents, Viktoria was raised in the United States and completed her university degree in Environmental Studies at Bowdoin College and obtained her MSc in Sustainable Development from University of London. Viktoria serves on the Namibia National ESD Task Force and is member of the UNESCO ESD Expert-Net. Viktoria has been recognised and awarded for her contributions to ESD with several awards including the 2018 Common Good Award from her alma mater.

Andreas Keding is the Technical Director. He oversees a wide range of operational and technical aspects including design & construction, sustainable technology solutions, HR and IT. Growing up in South Africa, Germany and then Namibia he studied Natural Resource Management at the Polytechnic of Namibia. He worked in guiding at Okonjima, home of the AfriCat Foundation where radio tracking of cheetah and leopard was part of his daily work. As a co-founder of NaDEET, he designed and built NaDEET Centre in 2003. He then worked for the NamibRand Nature Reserve in land management for five years before returning full time to NaDEET in 2009.


Priscilla Kuzeeko is the NaDEET Financial & Administrative Officer. She is responsible for managing the bookkeeping and regular finances as well as the NaDEET Centre bookings, food and stationary orders and general office management. 



 Alisa Volkmann is the Environmental Education Programme Developer. She has a BSc in Conservation Ecology, a diploma in both Sustainable Development and Education. Passionate about Namibia’s unique biodiversity, she is one of the key educators for the Teach for ESD programme and Intern for ESD.

Jonah Ndeuludila is the Operations Manager at NaDEET Centre. He began as an intern and then fully joined the NaDEET team in 2019. After playing a significant role on the technical team to develop our sustainable garden and NaDEET base modernisation project, he took up his new management role. 

Damaris Braune is the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluations (PME) Officer & Urban Sustainability Centre Manager. Originally from the United States she has called Namibia home since 2012. With a background in international development in the Namibian education sector and has a B.A.- University in Vermont. 

Pandu Haindongo is the Senior Environmental Educator at the NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre in Swakopmund and for adult programmes. In his capacity he is responsible for the environmental education programmes and activities at the centre. He is a lead educator for the Teach for ESD programme.


Christa d'Alton is in the role of NaDEET Centre Relief Manager after having spent a year at the Urban Centre. She has a Master's Degree in Natural Resource Management. Passionate about nature and having a sense of adventure she has worked in many aspects of the conservation field. 

Tuwilika Shihepo is our Environmental Educator at the Urban Sustainability Centre. She has interned with us in 2018 as a student and again for several months in 2022. With a Honours Degree in Nature Conservation, Tuli teaches all of the school programmes in Swakopmund and supports the Teach for ESD programme.


Betty Indongo is an Environmental Educator at the Urban Sustainability Centre. She originally joined the team in July 2022. With an Honours Degree in Lifelong Learning and Community Development and a drive for making a difference, Betty is a strong member of the education team. She also supports the Teach for ESD programme.

Elizabeth Namulo is an Environmental Educator at NaDEET Centre. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Nature Conservation, she began at NaDEET through the Intern for ESD programme. Today she teaches all all age groups at the Centre and supports the Teach for ESD programme.


Festus Awene is an Environmental Educator at NaDEET Centre. With a degree in Biology, he began at NaDEET through the Intern for ESD programme. Festus is passionate about conservation of wildlife and nature which he enthusiastically shares with participants. he is also supporting the Teach for ESD programme.

Lulu Bitz is a Kitchen Educator at NaDEET Centre since 2023. She is enthusiastic about cooking and has many years of experience in the tourism industry. 

Helena Moses is a Garden & Kitchen Supervisor at NaDEET Centre and brings fun to her work! She is excited about working with participants and sharing her passion for cooking. She is the backbone for running the food garden.


Elmarie Naris is our NaDEET Centre Assistant and Housekeeper. Elmarie does a wide variety of activities from assisting at the Centre with groups, giving tours to visitors and assisting in the garden.


Angela Tshelakgosi is a Kitchen Assistant and Housekeeper. She enjoys being at the Centre with groups and helping out where needed.

Daniel Shifika is the General Handyman.  He is responsible for maintenance at NaDEET Centre and NaDEET Base infrastructure.


Mike Katambo is our General Caretaker and Gardener. He has honed his skills in composting since at NaDEET and successfully keeps things growing in the desert environment.




Head Office
Libertina Amathila Ave 41, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 (0)81 367 5310 Email:

Postal address
PO Box 8702, Swakopmund, Namibia

NaDEET Centre - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Maltahöhe
Tel: +264 (0)81-1257681

Trust Certificate No : T168/2003

Sitemap| Contact | Facebook Logo Instagram Logo LinkedIn Logo