Barbara Gowaseb, Bank of Namibia

Fletcher School Tufts IBGC CEME Gates Foundation Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion Residency Fellows 2013 Barbara Gowaseb Bank of Namibia

My policy idea: My policy idea is accelerating Namibia's readiness for a cash light society, so that we can facilitate financial inclusion. 


Why I came to the Leadership Program: My assistant governor was part of the first cohort and he spoke very highly of the program. My curious mind took the better of me and...I applied and got in. 


What I have learned that has been very helpful: A lot of the aspects we have dealt with and the policy memo itself...really help frame one's thinking and put in on paper. 


On the program's uniqueness: The program is rather all-inclusive, and provides a train of events that are all related to each other, rather than just course that only deals with negotiation [for example]. 


Position:

Director of Payments and Settlement Systems, Bank of Namibia


Country of Origin:

Namibia