PDC Team: Shilongo, Israel

Israel Shilongo

President: Namibia Chess Federation (2018 – )

Chess background:

Namibia chess league assistant administrator (2015)

Namibia chess league administrator (2016)

Technical director – namibia chess federation (2017)

President – Namibia Chess Federation (2018 – )

Other skills & educational background:
National diploma in power engineering: Polytechnic of Namibia (2011-2013, completed)

Bachelor of technology in electrical engineering: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa (2014, completed)

Postgraduate diploma in business administration: Namibia Business School, University of Namibia (2019, in progress)

Importance of being a member:
The contributions with regards to approval of funding for all FIDE members is a significant factor and of high value.

The ability to make decisions with regards to resource mobilization for the member countries and to advice on key areas stands out as an importance of being a member of the newly formed Planning and Development Commission.