Dr Mundia is the Director of Research and Innovation in the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation, Government of the Republic of Namibia. A seasoned executive, academician, entrepreneur and author, he has about 20 years of working experience, about ten years of which is in education, research and training. He lectured, reviewed and developed internationally accredited degree programmes from NQF level 6 to 10, and worked for various industries ranging from consulting, higher education, utility, mining and local authority, making him highly relevant to the transdisciplinary research agenda.
He served as one of the first Council Members of Space Science under the National Commission on Research Science Technology. Dr Mundia is a former Committee Member of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure under the Namibia Statistics Agency, a Land Tribunal Board member under the Ministry of Land Reform, and an Advisory Board Member of the Southern African Innovation Support Programme. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Earth Observations for Sustainable Development Goals (EO4SDG) Initiative under the Group on Earth Observations, an Advisory Board Member of the Multidisciplinary Research Center of the University of Namibia, a Chairperson of the National Research Symposiums (MHETI), a Chairperson of the National Steering Committee on Research Outputs and Journal Accreditations (MHETI), and the Founder and Chairperson of the Zambezi Innovation Foundation.
He is an M.Sc graduate of Management, a PhD holder in Geography, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. Furthermore, Dr Mundia has an M.Sc in Geographical Information Science (GIS) and many other qualifications in GIS, land management and land measuring. He has published several journals, conference papers, and books and managed and facilitated many international projects on land, water, development, earth observation, geographical sciences, climate change, and health sciences, among others.
He is a reviewer of international journal articles and supervises and examines research at Master’s and PhD levels.