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Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs

Louisa Nakanuku-Diggs is the founder of Nakanuku Media & Communications, a Namibian company, specializing in the description, investigation and communication of environmental issues to targeted audiences. Ms. Nakanuku-Diggs is a PhD candidate admitted to the School of Communications and Journalism at Carlton University, Canada. She holds an MSc in Biological Photography and imaging, an innovative environmental communications field degree from the University of Nottingham, an MSc in Resource Conservation Biology from the University of Witwatersrand and a BSc in Marine Biology. Apart from the tertiary experience, Ms. Nakanuku technical experience and management includes design and facilitation of new internal and external communications strategies of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in her capacity as head of the Environmental Education and Information Service Unit.


Ms. Nakanuku-Diggs develops various environmental information products and dissemination mechanisms, and organizes and participates in national, regional and international meetings, since 1998. Her portfolio ranges from work done for government ministries, development organizations and the private sector, most of which involved targeted training and awareness materials on environmental matters. She has won several prices for communicating environmental issues to Namibians. Some of her achievements include, remodelling standards for the state of the environment reporting process, reviving the Ministry newsletter in 2004, and serving as its editor until 2006, and designing a well received international travelling photographic exhibition on Namibia’s progress towards the Millennium Development Goals in 2006.


Ms Nakanuku-Diggs is currently a Steering Committee member of the World Conservation Union’s Commission on Education and Communication. The network aims to drive change for sustainability.