Sadrag Shihomeka MBA

PhD Candidate

Biographical Note

Sadrag Panduleni Shihomeka has over 13 years’ experience in teaching and consulting in both the private and public sector, including working with the Ministry of Education as Computer Studies teacher and subject Head for Computer Studies; lecturing and facilitating consultancy workshops at the Polytechnic of Namibia in the area of research methodology, project management and undergraduate research supervision; training and facilitating ICT courses with Office of the Prime Minister in Namibia, training and facilitating the Curriculum Development team for the Namibian Police Force, training and facilitating ICT courses for the Namibia Post office (NAMPOST) Employees. He is currently a lecturer for Management Studies, Educational Technologies, IMTE for Adult Educators and Social Change in the Department of Lifelong Learning and Community Education in the Faculty of Education and Coordinator for the ICDL Center at the University of Namibia.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Education, Sadrag was a lecturer for Computer Science (Undergraduate), Information Systems Development and Project Management (Postgraduate) and Educational Technology (Fourth Year Module in the B. Ed program) in the Faculty of Science at the University of Namibia. Sadrag was the lead lecturer for the Global Understanding Communication Program with the East Carolina University in the U.S at the University of Namibia since March 2008-December 2010. He is also the Founding Coordinator for The University of Namibia International Computer Driving Licence unit (UNAM-ICDL and Digital Literacy Unit). On a part-time basis, Sadrag is a part-time lecturer for Research Methodology in the School of Management at the Polytechnic of Namibia and a part-time lecturer for Corporate Business Ethics, Entrepreneurial Studies and leadership, International Business and Management Information Systems at the I.O.L.

Sadrag also lectures Management Information Systems to the first year Master of Business Administration students at MANCOSA and Regent Business School (RBS), South Africa. He was a Tutor and Tutor Marker for Development Studies IGCSE; Economics & Business Studies IGCSE at the following NAMCOL Centers: Concordia College; Jan Jonker Afrikaner High School & the then Yetu Yama Tutorial Center in Windhoek. He is also working as a NAMCOL: Part-time Senior Moderator for Development Studies IGCSE/NSSCO based in Windhoek; Part time Tutor Marker for The Commonwealth Youth Program (CYP), offering tutorial assistance in the following Modules: Mod. 6 Learning Process; Mod 5 Gender & Development, Project planning, monitoring and evaluation and Module 11 Promoting Enterprise & Economic Development. Before his appointment at the University of Namibia, Sadrag was a secondary school teacher and subject Head for Computer Practice & Computer Studies (Grades 8-12) at Khomas High School in Windhoek. Sadrag also taught Computer Practice (Grade 8-10); Business Management (Grade 10) & Economics IGCSE at Wennie du Plessis High School in Gobabis in Omaheke Education Region. He is also the compiler for NAMCOL Computer Studies IGCSE Examination Booklet and a part-time Lecturer for Business Practice (LCCI) & Business Management (ICSA).

His research interests and consulting experiences, include Integrated Media and Technology Education for adult educator; inclusive politics, politics and social media, research methods, citizen engagement, e-governance and ICTs for Sustainable Development.

He holds the following qualifications: M.B.A (HRD and Technology Management) (S.A); B. Ed (Economics, Business Management and Educational Technology) (UNAM); ICDL (S.A).

He is currently a PhD Candidate in Citizen Engagement: Politics, Leisure and Digital Media, in the Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus School of History, Culture, Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands as from the 1st of May 2015 with an expected completion date of May 2018. His research is exploring how (citizens) youth’s use of new digital media to engage in the regional and local governance politics and decision making, enhance active political participation (political activism) and civic engagement for effective public service delivery in Namibia 

The PhD dissertation is working on the assumption that digital engagement of youths in regional and local governance activities using leisure enhances active political participation (political activism) and civic engagement for effective public service delivery in Namibia.