Maxi Pia Louis
Maxi Pia Louis is the Director of the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organizations (NACSO). Her background is in tourism and conservation; in 1995 she co-founded the Namibia Community Based Tourism Association (NACOBTA) and was its Director for nine years. Maxi joined NACSO in 2005 as the Secretariat Coordinator. Her current activities include coordinating the NACSO’s three main thematic working groups and nine non-profit organizations, as well as researchers and consultants working in communication. She creates linkages with partners and decision-makers including parliamentarians, government ministries and other stakeholders. Maxi’s motto is to leave a legacy where people sustainably manage resources, and where women make a bigger contribution in the conservation industry.