Eldine Chilembo Glees

Country representing





  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Bachelors Diploma

Current organisation

SonatideMarine ltd

Current role

Maritime Professional

Skills and Expertise


Areas of interest

Sustainable Development
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about


The struggles for women’s rights have been long running. We have made so many breakthroughs in the recent years and will continue to hope for more progress. The United Nations SDGs are an example of that hope. They focus on the vision that so many women continue to fight for. I believe that empowering women is all about giving them a chance to rise up to excellence. I want to encourage more women to take up that challenge and step up to greatness. I am actively involved in women in maritime associations where I promote networking opportunities for women. I am also a Global Youth Ambassodor for AWAS - A World At School and an Ashoka changemakers scholar. As a Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni, I have committed to giving back to my community, the valuable lesson, insight and skills I acquired from the Young African leaders initiative. I do this though partnership with local organisations and women group, by reaching out to social media through various blogs and by encouraging dialogue around difficult issues and topics. An example is my recent post in support of a #ChooseDignity campaign against sexual harassment. http://smartwomanug.tumblr.com/post/141028014919/it-happened-to-me-too