African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Namibia
In February 2022, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) published the Namibia Review Report: Key Highlights - "Namibia is to be commended for its full implementation of the APRM good governance programme. From 2017-2018, Namibia completed plans for operationalising APRM, and by November 2019, all APRM national structures were established, including the APRM National Secretariat led by its CEO and the Focal Point for APRM in Namibia, Ambassador Lineekela Mboti, as well as the Namibia APRM National Governing Council (NGC) consisting of eminent citizens representing civil society, government, and the private sector to oversee good governance reports and their implementation in Namibia." - APRM Continental Secretariat
TARGETED REVIEW ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NAMIBIA
Youth Unemployment has been identified as one of the serious development challenges facing Namibia and the African Continent. On November 17, 2021, the Targeted Review on Youth Unemployment was officially launched by His Excellency Dr Nangolo Mbumba, Vice-President of the Republic of Namibia.
Namibia completed the Targeted Review on Youth Unemployment in 2019 supported by the APRM Continental Secretariat. The Targeted Review Report was peer-reviewed by the African Peer Review Forum of Heads of State and Government on February 8th, 2020, in Addis Ababa.
The report provides a summary of the key highlights of the findings of the Targeted Review on Youth Unemployment in Namibia. The objective of the Targeted Review was to identify key issues on “Youth Unemployment” as a way to provide Namibia with a short, independent, credible and legitimate analysis of, and solutions to youth unemployment.
- the TARGETED REVIEW REPORT ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA by clicking here: https://www.aprm-au.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Namibia-des-TARGETED-REVIEW-REPORT.pdf
- the TARGETED REVIEW ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NAMIBIA (KEY HIGHLIGHTS) by clicking here: https://www.civic264.org.na/images/pdf/Key-Highlights-NAMIBIA-TR-on-Youth-UnemploymentDigital-WORD-FILE-ENG.-22.10.20F1.pdf
The African Peer Review Mechanism in collaboration with GIZ and the Institute for Global Dialogue based at the Univesity of South Africa (UNISA) are launching a Virtual Training Programme on South-South Cooperation (SSC) and the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and SDGs on the Continent.
The APRM invites applications from Postgraduate Students, AU Experts, Civil Servants, Youth and Civil Society Organizations,
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Application for Course to be completed before the 30th of October 2021.
Link to Apply: https://forms.office.com/r/JgRRUFTgyj
Namibia recently joined the African Peer Review Mechanism, a process by which African countries agree to be evaluated by their neighbours with the goal of improving governance on the continent.
Link to access the publication Namibia and the APRM (IPPR, 2017) – Committing to Improved Governance: https://ippr.org.na/publication/namibia-african-peer-review-mechanism/
In January 2017, Namibia became the 36th African Union (AU) member state to voluntarily accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). The APRM’s rules require that civil society is meaningfully involved in each country’s review process. Together with the government and the private sector, the country’s civil society sought to diagnose governance strengths and weaknesses, and develop appropriate and applicable remedies. This submission is a result of a collaborative process between Namibian civil society groups over the course of 2018.
Link to access the publication Call for Action – A Civil Society Submission – Namibia (SAIIA & IPPR, 2019): https://ippr.org.na/publication/the-aprm-process-in-namibia-a-call-for-action/