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André H. Apollus MILE 17

MILE 17, André H. Apollus

MILE 17

Namibia

André Apollus has over 15 years' work experience in trade policy. Prior to joining the MILE programme, he was stationed at the Embassy of Namibia in Brussels for 13 years as that country’s Agricultural Attaché.  In this position he was responsible for advancing Namibia’s trade interests in the context of bilateral trade agreements as part of Namibia’s negotiating team within the context of the SADC EPA – EU Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. André’s other responsibilities included representing Namibia during meetings and conferences at the WTO in the area of SPS and Agriculture, and at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) addressing food security and agricultural development matters.

Fisheries trade and management policy and natural resource management policy also formed part of his work activities, particularly within the relationship between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union.

His interests for future research include agricultural trade, fisheries subsidies and investments in the context of sustainable development and trade growth. André considers the MILE an important platform and learning opportunity towards furthering these research interests, as well as for personal and professional growth