Civil Society Organisations in Namibia

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1. Access to Information (ACTION) Coalition Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
ACTION was founded in 2012, with a vision to foster a knowledge-based society through access to information. More Info
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2. African Pathfinder Leaders Initiative (APLI)

 Windhoek, Khomas
APLI works to provide relevant and thorough leadership development opportunities for young people that will empower and enable them to be active contributors to socio-economic advancement in their communities. More Info
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3. AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) conducts its work in a multi-dimensional, multi-level and multi-directional operational approach under two programme areas, namely (i) capacity strengthening; and (ii) advocacy. More Info
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4. Arts Performance Centre (APC)

 Tsumeb, Oshikoto
The Arts Performance Centre (APC) is a Tsumeb-based Section 21 / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) established in 2003. APC is the biggest centre built on Tsumeb Municipality premises with 17 huts for music, a repair workshop and an Art gallery. More Info
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 Windhoek, Khomas
The Association for Children with Language, Speech and Hearing Impairments of Namibia (CLaSH) was formed in 1989 as a self-help group for parents. It has since become a well-respected service provider. More Info
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6. Autism Association of Namibia (AAN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Autism Association of Namibia's (ANN) main aim is to provide support and assistance as well as training in the field of autism to parents and professionals. More Info
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7. Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Basic Income Grant campaign, which aims at achieving the introduction of a Basic Income Grant in Namibia, has to date been the biggest civil society project united in fighting poverty. More Info
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8. Beekeeping Association of Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The BEEKEEPING ASSOCIATION OF NAMIBIA acts as the national spokesperson for the beekeeping industry, by representing and promoting it and creating enabling environments for development nationally and globally. More Info
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9. Catholic AIDS Action (CAA) Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Catholic AIDS Action (CAA) Trust has grown to be one of the largest civil society organizations, responding to the HIV and AIDS nationwide. CAA is implementing community-based interventions across the country. More Info
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10. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

 Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is an international not-for-profit organization registered in Namibia, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and the Italy. More Info
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11. Children’s Home Namibia e. V.

 Windhoek, Khomas
The charity raises funds and supports institutions who give needy and disadvantaged children a home. It supports young mothers in need, as well as pupils and students. More Info
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12. ChiNamibia Arts Education for Development

 Windhoek, Khomas Region
We educate, empower and develop children and young people through arts and culture. More Info
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13. Church Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Church Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) is a network of faith-based and community-based projects providing services to orphans and other vulnerable children. More Info
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14. Comrades Association (CA)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Comrades Association (CA) is a youth-led voluntary association that is mandated by a constitution to educate fellow youth with civic knowledge, skills, and to respect of rule of law. CA was established in 2021. More Info
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15. Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) is the umbrella of all major churches in Namibia. More Info
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16. David Kasume Community Development Organisation (DKCDO)

 Windhoek, Khomas
DKCDO is a Namibian Certified WO 217 with a focus on sustainable community development. We offer opportunities for mitigation and development of diversified climate adaptive livelihood in Agriculture initiatives and enterprises for the future. More Info
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17. Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia was established to support research but also to address sustainable development throughout arid lands. More Info
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18. Desk for Social Development - Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (DfSD-ELCRN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
To provide effective and constant empowering assistance to ELCRN’s development and self-reliance projects as well as partnerships. More Info
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19. Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The objective of Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Namibia is to “carry out welfare and development work of any nature and assist the people of Namibia to improve the quality of life in the country. More Info
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20. Development Workshop Namibia (DWN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
DWN is a Namibian Trust with a focus on sustainable urban development. With offices across Namibia, DWN assists local authorities in the delivery of affordable land for housing, urban sanitation and Early Childhood Development (ECD). More Info
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21. Down Syndrome Association of Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN) provides information and support to all people with Down Syndrome in Namibia, and their families and/or caretakers. DSAN was launched in October 2012. More Info
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22. Economic Association of Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Economic Association of Namibia is a Namibian Think Tank that has several objectives, from policy input and development, to public awareness and education, to academic research and mentoring. More Info
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23. Ecumenical Social Services (EcSOS)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Ecumenical Social Services (EcSOS) is a network of social service programmes that work together to empower Christian charities and church (diaconal) communities to render better services to residents of Namibia. More Info
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24. Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Editors’ Forum of Namibia (EFN) is a non-profit, non-governmental voluntary organisation comprising editors and senior journalists of Namibia’s print, broadcasting and online media. The EFN is committed to a programme of action to defend and prom More Info
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25. EduVentures Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
EduVentures was started in 2003 as an educational and data gathering initiative of the National Museum of Namibia (NMN) and the Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura. More Info
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26. Eloolo Permaculture Initiative

 Windhoek, Khomas
Our vision is for people to live in healthy communities based on resilient food systems. More Info
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27. Epilepsy Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
An organization of and for people with epilepsy in Namibia. Empowering people with epilepsy to take their place in their communities. More Info
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28. FaithValley Christian Center

 Lüderitz, ||Kharas Region
FaithValley Christian Center was established on 14 March 2020 with the aim of reaching the children and youth of the Lüderitz community and creating a better environment for them. More Info
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29. Fridays For Future (FFF) Windhoek

 Windhoek, Khomas
We are the youth-led organisation advocating for fast and effective climate solutions, energy shift towards a sustainable system as well as social-environmental issues. More Info
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30. Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) is the only NGO in the world that concentrates solely on the conservation and management of giraffe in the wild throughout Africa. More Info
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31. Gobabeb - Namib Research Institute

 Walvis Bay, Erongo
Gobabeb is a catalyst for gathering, understanding and sharing knowledge about arid environments, especially the hyperarid Namib Desert. We are committed to skills development of emerging environmental specialists and decision-makers. More Info
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32. Hardap Region Civil Society Organizations Network

 Rehoboth, Hardap
The Hardap Region Civil Society Organizations Network is a network that represents the interests of civil society organizations in the Hardap Region. The network empowers civil society organizations through skills trainings. More Info
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33. Have-a-Heart: Spay and Neuter Project

 Swakopmund, Erongo
Have-a-Heart is partnering with vets in Namibia to provide free sterilisation services and basic medical care to dogs and cats of caring low and no income families, thus eliminating the need for traumatic mass euthanasia or killing. More Info
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34. Home of the Arts (HOTA)

 Rundu, Kavango East
Not-for-profit organization. Established in December 2017. Located in the town of Rundu. HOTA exists to promote and strengthen the development of various forms of arts targeting mostly the youth through a “Learn | Create | Market” philosophy. More Info
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35. Institute for Public Policy Research

 Windhoek, Khomas
The IPPR is independent of government, political parties, commercial interests, trade unions and other interest groups. The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors drawn from different areas of Namibian society. More Info
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36. Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC) works in Namibia and has pioneered one of Africa’s leading models of community-based natural resource management. More Info
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37. Internet Society (ISOC) Namibia Chapter

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Internet Society (ISOC) Namibia promotes and supports the development of the internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives. More Info
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38. IntraHealth Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
IntraHealth Namibia (IHN) is a non-profit organisation that was registered in July 2014, to improve access to quality health service and information for communities and families in need throughout Namibia. More Info
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39. KAYEC

 Windhoek, Khomas
​KAYEC (Registered Trust 205/99) is a Namibian non-profit organisation, opened in 1995 by Founding Father Dr Sam Nujoma, as an initiative of the Anglican and Lutheran Churches. It runs leading nationwide programs to invest in the future of the Youth. More Info
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40. Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) is a vibrant Namibian based research and education institute committed to the overall political and economic independence of all working people in Namibia and beyond. More Info
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41. Legal Assistance Centre

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Legal Assistance Centre is a public interest law firm based in Windhoek.The LAC only takes on public interest cases. More Info
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42. LifeLine ChildLine Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
LifeLine/ChildLine Namibia is a registered Welfare Organisation and NGO whose purpose is ‘safer, healthier, more resilient children, families and communities in Namibia’. More Info
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43. Light for the Children Foundation, W.O. 427

 Gobabis, Omaheke
Founded in 1999, Light for the Children Foundation serves orphaned and vulnerable children in the Omaheke Region. The organisation equips and enables locals to answer their community's needs. Everyone has a part to play. More Info
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44. Lithon Foundation

 Windhoek, Khomas
To identify and build relationships with Not-for-Profit Organisations, ensure they receive the desired training and mentorship to excel to the next servicing level and create platforms to network with like-minded business, GRN and church leaders. More Info
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45. Living Culture Foundation Namibia (LCFN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Living Culture Foundation Namibia (LCFN) is a non-profit, German-Namibian organization, which focuses on cultural cooperation in rural areas in Namibia. The LCFN helps Namibian communities to establish Living Museums. More Info
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46. Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi*) Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Media and Information Literacy Learning Initiative (MiLLi*) Trust is a non-profit initiative that aims to foster media and information literacy in the youth of Namibia. More Info
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47. MPower Community Trust Namibia

 Walvis Bay, Erongo
MPower Community Trust is a community-based non-profit organisation that advances the health and human rights of LGBTIQ+ and male commercial sex workers in the Erongo, Otjozondjupa and Khomas regions of Namibia. More Info
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48. MSR (Men on the Side of the Road)

 Windhoek, Khomas
We are a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is actively working to connect people to employment opportunities. More Info
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49. Museums Association of Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Museums Association of Namibia will strive to ensure that Museums in Namibia will be inclusive educational resources that make a significant contribution to nation-building and achieving the goals of the Harambee Prosperity Plan and Vision 2030. More Info
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50. Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET)

 Swakopmund, Erongo
The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is a non-profit, Namibian trust established in 2003. More Info
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51. Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) is part of organized agriculture in Namibia serving the interest of its members and partners as a mouthpiece for farmers. More Info
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52. Namibia Animal Rehabilitation Research and Education Centre (NARREC)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Animal Rehabilitation, Research and Education centre (NARREC) is a non-profit organization based on the outskirts of Windhoek, providing relief to rescued animals that have been injured, orphaned or in some way displaced. More Info
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53. Namibia Association of Children with Disabilities (NACD)

 Windhoek, Khomas
NACD wants to fight for the rights of children with disabilities, integrate them in society and realize equal opportunities for all. More Info
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54. Namibia Development Trust (NDT)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Development Trust (NDT) was registered on 21st of March in 1989 under the Trusts Monies Act of 1934, NDT is a non-Governmental Organisation. More Info
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55. Namibia Diverse Women's Association (NDWA)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Namibia Diverse Women's Association (NDWA) works with persons who identify within and beyond their sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sexual characteristics as women, girls and Trans-Diverse persons. More Info
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56. Namibia Economic Society (NES)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Economic Society (NES) overall constitutional objective is to promote greater economic awareness and to enhance economic policy discourse. More Info
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57. Namibia Equal Rights Movement (Equal Namibia)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Equal Rights Movement (Equal Namibia) is a youth-led social movement for equality, championed by grassroots activists and community organizers, and supported by a coalition of civil society organisations. More Info
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58. Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID)

 Windhoek, Khomas Region
Providing capacity-building programmes for local organisations and public institutions. Conducting or facilitating research, surveys and studies on contemporary social and political issues in Namibia. Project design and implementation. More Info
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59. Namibia Media Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
The objective of the NMT is to generally further the principles of press freedom and freedom of expression as well as access to information in Namibia and beyond its borders. More Info
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60. Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Voice of Namibian Farmers, the Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) is a national federation of regional farmers unions. It was established in June 1992 to serve as a mouthpiece for Namibian communal and emerging farmers. More Info
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61. Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) is Namibia's leading, conservation and sustainable development, non-governmental organisation (NGO). More Info
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62. Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibia Red Cross Society is a national humanitarian organization, established by an Act of Parliament, Act 16 of 1991 following Namibia’s independence, as a National Society auxiliary to public authorities. More Info
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63. Namibia Scientific Society

 Windhoek, Khomas
The https://www.namscience.com/ was founded in 1925 as a non-governmental, non-profit member’s organisation. More Info
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64. Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations (NACSO)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations (NACSO) is an association comprising 8 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and the University of Namibia. More Info
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65. Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the broader environment sector. More Info
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66. Namibian Child Rights Network (NCRN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibian Child Rights Network’s (NCRN) envisions a country where all children enjoy their rights as defined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of Children. More Info
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67. Namibian Education Coalition for Civil Society Organisations (NECCSO)

The Namibian Education Coalition for Civil Society Organisations (NECCSO) is a network of civil society stakeholders in education or which have a keen interest in educational matters. More Info
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68. Namibian Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibian Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) is a membership-based, non-profit organisation. NEWS is open to anyone with an interest in our environment. More Info
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69. Namibian National Association of the Deaf (NNAD)

 Windhoek, Khomas
A welfare organisation registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Service WO:84, (1991) is an ordinary member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) that has a consultive seat on the UN. More Info
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70. Namibian Partnership Solutions (NPS)

Namibian Partnership Solutions (NPS) is a non-governmental organization which specializes in creating sustainable solutions to the most challenging situations. More Info
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71. Namibian Rural Women Assembly (NRWA)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Namibian Rural Women's Assembly (NRWA) was founded in 2010 and is a group of 28 women who are dedicated to empowering and improving living conditions for rural women across Namibia. More Info
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72. National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFPDN) was established in 1991 to advocate for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Namibia and has executed many projects over the past two decades. More Info
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73. National Youth Climate Action Network of Namibia (Youth4CAN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Youth-led climate change network with representation from all 14 regions of Namibia. The mandate of the National Youth Climate Action Network is to promote radical youth-led climate actions towards sustainable development and a climate-resilient Namibia. More Info
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74. National Youth Sports Development Platform (NYSDP)

 Nkurenkuru, Kavango West
The National Youth Sports Development Platform (NYSDP) is non-governmental grassroots sports development organization that uses sport as a vehicle to advocate for social and personal change, thus contributing to a healthy living community. More Info
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75. Nutrition and Food Security Alliance of Namibia (NAFSAN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Nutrition and Food Security Alliance of Namibia (NAFSAN) was established on 18 October 2019, as a national platform that brings together civil society, academia, the private sector and committed individuals. More Info
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76. Okahandja Samaritans Network (OSN)

 Okahandja, Otjozondjupa
The Okahandja Samaritans Network (OSN) is a community-based, non-profit making organisation established in 2001 and registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. We are serving the community of Okahandja and surrounding areas. More Info
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77. Omaheke Innovation Village (The O-Space)

 Gobabis, Omaheke
The Omaheke Innovation Village, trading as The O-Space, is an established NGO operating since late 2020 but officially launched in June 2021 via support of the Omaheke Region Office of the Governor. More Info
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78. Omake Charity Organization

 Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa
The Omake Charity Organization is founded on the principle of philanthropy by a group of young, dynamic professionals who share in compassion for the impoverished. More Info
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79. Ombetja Yehinga Organisation Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
The organisation aims at using the arts—both visual and performing—to create awareness and mitigate the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other social problems such as domestic violence, rape, and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs... More Info
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80. Out-Right Namibia (ORN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Out-Right Namibia (ORN) is the leading Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTI) human rights organisation in Namibia established by member mandate that aims to be a united movement of sexual and gender diverse people. More Info
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81. Philippi Trust Namibia (PTN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Philippi Trust Namibia is a chapter of the Philippi Trust, an organisation founded in the UK. Established in 1996, the Namibian chapter was registered as a charity in 1999. More Info
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82. Physically Active Youth (PAY) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Physically Active Youth (PAY) Namibia programme is a community-based strategy to help support and facilitate the healthy development of youth in risk context in low-income neighbourhoods in Namibia. More Info
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83. Positive Vibes (PV) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
Positive Vibes (PV) is an organisation working primarily in Africa, expanding into The Middle East & South-East Asia. We are connected to global partners and international movements More Info
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84. Project HOPE Namibia (PHN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Project HOPE Namibia (PHN) is a welfare organisation implementing programs in Namibia since 2002. The organisation is currently operating in nine of fourteen regions of Namibia. More Info
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85. Radical Emancipation And Leadership Development Club (REAL DC)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Radical Emancipation And Leadership Development Club (REAL DC) unites grassroots youth to tackle social issues, fostering creative, sustainable community development. Current focus: Men, child neglect, and GBV. More Info
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86. ReachOut Namibia Charity Foundation (RONA)

 Tsumeb, Oshikoto
ReachOut Namibian Charity Foundation works to provide material and non-material support to underprivileged children countrywide, and aims to empower and improve their lives. We ultimately want to make every child smile. More Info
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87. Regain Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
Regain Trust is a registered non-profit trust that implements activities to promote gender equality, empower women and girls and address key development challenges such as GBV and Sexual and Reproductive Health Issues. More Info
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88. RURAL PEOPLES ' INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT IN NAMIBIA (RISE - NAMIBIA)

 Windhoek, Khomas
RISE Namibia is an indigenous NGO. It is a community development process facilitator, a catalyst, that works with households and CBOs, building capacity to enable people to take charge of their own destiny/improve livelihoods & to build resilience. More Info
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89. Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia

 Brandberg, Kunene
The Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) Namibia was founded in 1982 with the mandate to monitor and conduct research on the desert-dwelling rhinos in the Kunene region. More Info
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90. Scouts of Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Scouts of Namibia is a youth organisation dedicated to developing leaders through educational experiences. We empower young people with essential life skills, character development, and a sense of responsibility. More Info
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91. Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), supported by Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) Trust

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) is a community-based network of housing saving schemes, aiming to improve the living conditions of urban and rural poor. SDFN is an affiliate of Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI). More Info
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92. Sister Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
Sister Namibia has been amplifying women’s voices since 1989. From a focus on inclusion in a democratic post-colonial society back then, to a focus on responding to our realities on the ground now. More Info
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93. Social Enabled Education (SEE) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
Soctal Enabled Education, previously known as IamVotingNamibia, is a youth led civic organisation that focuses on civic education, voters education and involvement of the youth in democratic processes. More Info
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94. Society for Family Health (SFH)

 Windhoek, Khomas
The Society for Family Health (SFH) is a registered trust operating in Namibia since 1997 as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). More Info
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95. SOS Children's Villages Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
SOS Namibia's mission is to build families for children in need, SOS Namibia helps children shape their own futures, and SOS Namibia shares in the development of children's communities. More Info
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96. Tangeni Shilongo Namibia

 Swakopmund, Erongo
The German-Namibian NGO “Tangeni Shilongo Namibia” has the vision of providing as many children and young persons in Namibia as possible, regardless of the financial situation of the family, with a realistic and fair opportunity for good education. More Info
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97. TOV Orphans and Vulnerable Children Organisation

 Windhoek, Khomas
Tov is a Community Based Organisation in Tsumeb, Namibia, which is providing physical, emotional and educational support to orphans. More Info
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98. Vendors Initiative for Social & Economic Transformation (VISET) Namibia

 Windhoek, Khomas
VISET Namibia is a registered non-partisan membership-based NGO established as a regional chapter to promote the participation of vendors in economic, policy and legislative processes for the sustainability of livelihoods. More Info
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99. White Ribbon Campaign Namibia (WRCN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Founded in 2005, the White Ribbon Campaign Namibia (WRCN) is an NGO focused on engaging men & boys to campaign, speak out & take action to end violence against women & girls (VAWG). More Info
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100. Women For Bees Namibia (WFBN)

 Windhoek, Khomas
Women For Bees Namibia (WFBN) is an active women empowerment and training group to promote & initiate programs for fundraising, practical beekeeping and skills training, creating awareness, youth engagement, cultural development & sustainability. More Info

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