Yokany Oliveira

Yokany Oliveira is a Student Assistant at the Johannes Gutenberg University’s Institute of Geography. She is enrolled as a Masters student in Human Geography with a subset focus in geographies of globalisation, media and culture. She obtained a Bachelor in Journalism and Media Technology from the Namibia University of Science and Technology (2021). She was also the founding secretary of the university's Media and Communications Society (2018). She is a multimedia journalist and communications specialist by profession. In her bachelor years she worked as a student journalist for the My Zone youth newspaper during the 2018 Namibia Tourism Expo, under the Namibia Media Holdings (NMH). She went onto working at the Free Press of Namibia, also known as The Namibian (2018 – 2020), and has worked with the Namibia Media Trust (NMT). Yokany is part of JournAfrica!’s Young African Journalists Accelerator Program (YAJAP) network and was a former contributor to Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s Climate Justice Central (CJC) project. As a student assistant at the chair of Human Geography, she enjoys the different critical perspectives from the other team members as she continues to cultivate her knowledge and skills in academia.


Oliveira, Y. (2022) Food Sovereignty Project Gives Hope to Drought-hit Namibia, Climate Justice Central https://www.climatejusticecentral.org/posts/food-sovereignty-project-in-namibia-threatened-by-drought-and-salinisation

Oliveira, Y. & Ufumeli, T. (2022) Visiting Africa’s First Green School, Climate Justice Central https://www.climatejusticecentral.org/posts/visiting-africas-first-certified-green-school