Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) Policies

Government of the Republic of Namibia - Civic Organisations Partnership Policy (GRN-COPP) - December 2005 

The overall goal of the GRN-COPP framework is to create a working partnership for the entire country, its citizens and their civic organizations, and for the Government. Thus, the policy reflects those provisions of Vision 2030 that foresee COs [Civic Organisations] working in close partnership with Government, utilising their capacities fully in their advocacy for the people, and in the promotion of national development.

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National Youth Policy III

Namibia’s third National Youth policy was launched on 21 July 2021 by the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service. Themed ‘Mainstreaming Youth Development into the National Agenda’, the policy provides a framework to mainstream youth issues. Similarly, guiding the entire government, as it intensifies its work for the youth across the four thematic pillars of, Health & Social Welfare, Education & Skills Training, Economic Empowerment & Inclusion, and Civic & Political Participation.

The ministry said the policy covers the period 2020 to 2030, allowing ten years for implementation, cross-cutting with multiple stakeholders.


Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW): Social Protection Policy 2021-2030

The Social Protection Policy is anchored on Article 95 of Namibia’s Constitution, which compels the Government to actively promote equal opportunity and the well-being of all citizens. Namibia’s long-term policy framework, Vision 2030, aims to create a high-income, industrialised, politically stable, harmonious and successful society with income equity and equitable opportunity.

It specifies that individuals who are disadvantaged should be provided with social security that ensures a decent quality of life. Furthermore, the Policy is compliant with international, regional and national legal and regulatory frameworks – all of which emphasise the need to strengthen social protection systems to better respond to the risks and vulnerabilities that all people face throughout their life cycle, thereby
increasing their contribution to societal and national development.

The Social Protection Policy was developed based on consultations with Offices, Ministries and Agencies (OMAs) responsible for social protection at national and regional level. It establishes a comprehensive framework for the provision of efficient, effective and equitable social protection in Namibia, thereby contributing to poverty and inequality reduction.

The specific objectives of the Policy are increase coverage and access to social protection services for all Namibians; improve coordination and integration mechanisms to strengthen and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of social protection interventions; enhance the institutional framework for the delivery of social protection; improve government’s ability to respond to sudden/severe shocks that may affect many households simultaneously and food security, and improve monitoring and evaluation of social protection.

Click here to read/download the Social Protection Policy 2021-2030:

National Environmental Education and National Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development Policy 2019

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC) outline that Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) issues must be entrenched in the sectoral and sub-sectoral strategies of all stakeholders and at all institutional levels. To achieve this, a strong culture of networking is recommended in the implementation of this EE and ESD policy as it will promote participation, information sharing, exchanging of views and ideas, and developing the necessary skills among all sectors.

Click here to read/download the National Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development Policy 2019

National Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development: Strategy & Action Plan (2022-2026)

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT), under the auspices of the Namibian Environmental Education Network (NEEN), developed the Environmental Education (EE)/Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Policy together with support and input from a wide-variety of stakeholders. The policy went through numerous validation stages over several years since the early 1990s. The policy is co-signed by Honorable Shifeta, MEFT and Honorable Acting Minister Anjamba, Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MoEAC), as the key ministries for implementation.

The policy was approved in 2019 and officially launched in July 2020. A National ESD Task Force consisting of representatives from various institutions such as government ministries, tertiary institutions, non-governmental organisations and international partners was established to drive the implementation of the policy.

Click here to read/download the National Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development: Strategy & Action Plan (2022-2026)

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