Namibia: A Canadian’s
                  Perspective


                     Michael Paskevicius



Namibia: A Canadian Pers...
Who am I?
• Graduated from the School of Information
  Technology Management at Ryerson
  University in August 2005
• Appl...
Coming to Namibia
•   Foreign Affairs Information
•   Internet
•   Namibians in Canada
•   Commonwealth of Learning Traini...
Welcome to Namibia
• Initial thoughts
     – Desert
       Landscape
     – Dry air, high
       altitude

• Getting settl...
Security
• Gated Communities and
  Residences




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polyte...
The Pace of Life
1. Walking speed - the speed with which
   pedestrians in downtown areas walk a
   distance of 60 feet;
2...
Inequalities
• Vast differences between the rich and the
  poor




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MI...
Connectivity
•   Internet
•   Cellular
•   Post
•   Banking




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MIS Of...
Rural vs. City Life




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
People




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
Nature




Namibia: A Canadian Perspective
Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
Parallels
• Population Density
      Worldwide Rank     Country/Region      Population     Area (km²)    Density (Pop per ...
In Closing
• Thank you for your
  attention!
• Point of reference
• Enjoy your time here!




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A Canadians Perspective on Namibia

  1. 1. Namibia: A Canadian’s Perspective Michael Paskevicius Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  2. 2. Who am I? • Graduated from the School of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University in August 2005 • Applied for the Young Professionals Attachment Program under Foreign Affairs Canada • Commonwealth of Learning Intern Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  3. 3. Coming to Namibia • Foreign Affairs Information • Internet • Namibians in Canada • Commonwealth of Learning Training Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  4. 4. Welcome to Namibia • Initial thoughts – Desert Landscape – Dry air, high altitude • Getting settled Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  5. 5. Security • Gated Communities and Residences Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  6. 6. The Pace of Life 1. Walking speed - the speed with which pedestrians in downtown areas walk a distance of 60 feet; 2. Work speed-how quickly postal clerks complete a standard request to purchase a stamp 3. The accuracy of public clocks Robert Levine, The Pace Of Life In 31 Countries, 1997 Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  7. 7. Inequalities • Vast differences between the rich and the poor Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  8. 8. Connectivity • Internet • Cellular • Post • Banking Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  9. 9. Rural vs. City Life Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  10. 10. People Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  11. 11. Nature Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  12. 12. Parallels • Population Density Worldwide Rank Country/Region Population Area (km²) Density (Pop per km²) 219th Canada 32,268,240 9,970,610 3.2 225th Namibia 2,031,252 824,292 2.5 • Respect and Love for Nature • Peaceful Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia
  13. 13. In Closing • Thank you for your attention! • Point of reference • Enjoy your time here! Namibia: A Canadian Perspective Michael Paskevicius MIS Officer – Polytechnic of Namibia

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