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IPPR - Invitation to the launch of Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index - 29 November 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for the launch of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index on 29 November 2022 at 10:00 at the House of Democracy, Windhoek. The CSO Sustainability Index – covers issues facing Namibian civil society across seven dimensions: Legal Environment, Organisational Capacity, Financial Viability, Advocacy, Service Provision, Sectoral Infrastructure, and Public Image.

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Fishrot – A Call For Restorative Justice: Namibian & Global Civil Society Urge Action

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On 12 November 2022, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and Transparency International Iceland issued a joint media release supported by over 20 Namibian civil society organisations (CSOs) and international anti-corruption activists on the Fishrot scandal. The joint media release calls for restorative justice, specifically for:

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NID - Call for Private Sector and Govt Investment in Local NGOs

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AARON BUCKLEY | Namibia is a nation teeming with opportunities. Everywhere  you look, people are hungry for success.

A country built on free market principles, with a people questing for equal economic participation in its development. Namibia has many commonly known successes; it re mains one of the only countries in the world with a robust environmental policy enshrined in its constitution combined with a strong governmental investment that could lead to a direct betterment for all citizens.

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Ministry of Finance - INVITATION to Consultative Meeting with CSOs on the Proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund Draft Bill - 1 November 2022

INVITATION to Consultative Meeting with CSOs on the Proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund Draft Bill

Active civil society organisations (CSOs) are invited to join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) for a consultative meeting with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the proposed Sovereign Wealth Fund Draft Bill. This meeting will take place on Tuesday, 1 November 2022, at 14:30 at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street.

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PUBLIC MEETINGS INVITATION: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Windhoek Municipality and Townlands - 31 October to 10 November 2022

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The Windhoek Municipal Council has commissioned a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the City of Windhoek. The Consultant on behalf of the Municipality is inviting interested and affected parties (IAPs) to public meetings scheduled between 31 October to 10 November 2022 - for sharing the findings in the Baseline Status Quo Report (BSQR) and for providing further input in the identification of important environmental, social and economic issues regarding the Municipality into the SEA process.

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ACTION Namibia Coalition - Call for Input: Draft Namibian Digital Rights Declaration - 21 October 2022

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The draft Namibian Digital Rights Declaration, an initiative of the ACTION Namibia Coalition, presents an opportunity for Namibians to articulate their aspirations on telecommunications and internet governance in Namibia.

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CIVIC +264 - INVITATION to Civil Society Exhibition & Networking Event - 19 & 20 October 2022

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On 19 and 20 October 2022, from 10:00 to 16:30, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) will host a Civil Society Exhibition & Networking Event at the Gateway Conference Centre, Khomasdal in Windhoek.

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LAC - INVITATION Advocacy Advice for Civil Society - 17, 24 & 31 October 2022

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Join the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) on 17, 24 and 31 October 2022 from 14h00 to 17h00 at the House of Democracy for Advocacy Advice for Civil Society. Please RSVP to Celine at 061-223356 or 

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NPC - PUBLIC NOTICE: Review of the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy - 10 to 24 October 2022

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In September, the National Planning Commission (NPC) issued a public notice regarding the review of the 2005 Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations (GRN-CO) Partnership Policy. Civic organisations are invited to participate in regional workshops, scheduled between 10 and 24 October 2022

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IPPR - Invitation to Webinar on Mandatory SIM Card registration and data retention - 31 August 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Global Partners Digital on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 at 10:00 for a Webinar on Mandatory SIM Card registration and data retention under part 6 of the Communications Act of 2009: Unpacking threats to media freedom in Namibia.

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CIVIC +264 Hosts Civil Society Workshop on the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy and Related Matters

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On Monday, 22 August 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted a Workshop on the Government of the Republic of Namibia Civic Organisations Partnership Policy  (GRN-COPP) and related matters. 

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IPPR - Invitation to Integrity Namibia Anti-corruption Webinar - 23 August 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia today, 23 August 2022, at 14:30 for a webinar on how to build effective anti-corruption movements - focussing on experiences from other African countries.

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CIVIC BEAT: Read our First CIVIC +264 Newsletter!

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In June the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) conducted information sharing and networking sessions in Rehoboth and Mariental and hosted a briefing session on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process in Namibia. Read more about CIVIC +264 and its work in our first newsletter by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/civicbeatjune

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Call for Proposals: SADC Challenge Fund for NPOs Supporting Women Economic Development - 12 August 2022

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This Call for Proposals will close on 12 August 2022 at 12:00 AM/midnight (GMT+2, SAST). The competition is open to Non-profit-making organisations (NPOs) registered in SADC Member States.  Support can be provided to NPOs capacitating women enterprises that aim to establish new business activities or expand their existing services and products.

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CSOs Engage the Minister of Finance on Priorities for 2022/23 Mid-Year Budget Review

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On 22 July 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) hosted a consultative meeting with the Minister of Finance, Hon. Iipumbu Shiimi, regarding priorities for 2022/23 Mid-Year Budget Review. 

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CIVIC +264 Engages CSOs & Local Political Office Bearers in the //Kharas Region

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//KHARAS REGION INFORMATION SESSIONS | On 14 & 15 July 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted information sharing and networking sessions in Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz respectively. The sessions provided an opportunity for CIVIC +264 to introduce itself, its website and its FREE services to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) which are active in and around Keetmanshoop and Lüderitz.

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INVITATION: Webinar on 'Finding Pathways to Confronting Our Painful Pasts: Looking at Memory Practices of Genocide Commemoration Globally' - 28 July 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre on Thursday, 28 July 2022, from 10:00 to 12:00 for a webinar on 'Finding Pathways to Confronting Our Painful Pasts: Looking at Memory Practices of Genocide Commemoration Globally'.

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IPPR - INVITATION: Launch of the Briefing Paper on 'Assessing the Public Procurement Act of 2022' - 22 July 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Friday, 22 July 2022, from 09:00 to 10:0 at the House of Democracy for the launch of their briefing paper on 'Assessing the Public Procurement Act of 2022'. The IPPR will be reviewing the recent changes made to the Public Procurement Act and ask what impact it will have on the quality of procurement governance.

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NID & VISET - Strengthening the Informal Sector: To Formalise or Not to Formalise - 21 July 2022

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Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) and the Vendors Initiative for Social & Economic Transformation (VISET) Namibia tomorrow, 21 July 2022, from 10:00 to 12:00 at the House of Democracy for a public discussion forum on 'Strengthening the Informal Sector: To Formalise or Not to Formalise'.

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CIVIC +264 & IPPR host Training for Civil Society on the National Budget Process - with MoF & NPC Staff

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NATIONAL BUDGET | On Wednesday, 6 July 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) hosted a training for civil society on the national budget process - with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and National Planning Commission (NPC) staff.  The training was aimed at enabling civil society activists to better understand the national budget process. 

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CIVIC +264 Hosts Civil Society Briefing Meeting on the African Peer Review Mechanism

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APRM | On Monday, 27 June 2022, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted a briefing session on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) process in Namibia focusing on the role of civil society. According to the APRM’s documents, civil society is supposed to play a pivotal role in the self-assessment process.

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CIVIC +264 Engages CSOs & Local Political Office Bearers in the Hardap Region

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HARDAP REGION INFORMATION SESSIONS | On 20 & 21 June 2022 the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted information sharing and networking sessions in Rehoboth and Mariental respectively. The sessions provided an opportunity for CIVIC +264 to introduce itself, its website and its FREE services to Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) which are active in and around Rehoboth and Mariental.

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HSF & DRFN - Conference invitation: 'The Future of Namibia's Forests - Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential' - 20 July 2022

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Join the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) at their upcoming national conference on “The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential” on 20 July 2022 at 08:30 at the Safari Court Hotel Conference Centre. Attendance is by registration only.

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NAAT - Peaceful Demonstration: Stop Discrimination, Killings and Selling of Body Parts - 29 June 2022

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Join the Namibian Albinism Association Trust (NAAT) for a peaceful demonstration to stop discrimination killings and selling of body parts on 29 June 2022 at 08:00 from Single Quarters (Open Market) to the Katutura Magistrate Court.

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Hardap CSOs Network - Lend a Hand Donation Drive

Hardap CSOs Network - Lend a Hand Donation Drive

Donate clothes, food and blankets for the less privileged in Rehoboth. Contact the Hardap Region Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Network team - Mrs Jeanne on +264 81 216 2863 or Mrs Maryna on +264 81 318 9859 - for deliveries.

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BIG - International Day of the African Child: Ending Multidimensional Child Poverty in Namibia - 16 June 2022

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As part of observing the International Day of the African Child, the Basic Income Grant Coalition (BIG) of Namibia is hosting a public event themed 'Ending Multidimensional Child Poverty in Namibia'. The FREE event will be held today, 16 June, at the Katutura Multi Purpose Youth Centre, from 14h30 to 16h30.

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IPPR - Strengthening Democracy Conference - 22 June 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for a conference on Strengthening Democracy on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, from 09:00 to 17:00 at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre.

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Ministry of Justice - Invitation to Divorce Bill Consultation - 22 June 2022

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The Minister of Justice has extended an invitation to Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in light of the imminent proposed amendments to the divorce bill law. A targeted stakeholder consultation is scheduled to place on 22 June 2022 from 09:00 to 11:00.

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SOS Children’s Villages Namibia - Call for Expression of Interest: Board Secretary - 17 June 2022

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The SOS Children’s Villages (SV) Namibia is a member association of SOS Children’s Villages International, one of the world’s leading international children’s charities. SOS Children’s Villages Namibia seeks a consultant to provide board secretarial services to SOS CV Namibia (on a retainer basis), as detailed in the full Terms of Reference (ToR) – available on request.

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NEWS - TALK Boundaries to Wildlife Movements in Namibia - 7 June 2022

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Tuesday, 7th June at 19h00: The Namibian Environment & Wildlife Society (NEWS) in cooperation with Namibia Scientific Society invites the public to a public talk by Josephine Amwaalwa: Boundaries to Wildlife Movements in Namibia

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ISOC Namibia - INVITATION: LAUNCH OF SADC REPORT ON UNDERSTANDING ONLINE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE - 7 June 2022 at 08h30

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Join the Internet Society (ISOC) Namibia Chapter and stakeholders on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, at 08h30 for the virtual launch of the SADC Report on Online Gender-Based Violence in Southern Africa in Namibia.

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IPPR - Launch of the Open Budget Survey, Namibia Results - 1 June 2022

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The Open Budget Survey (OBS) is the world’s only comparative, independent, and regular assessment of public participation in budget processes, oversight and budget transparency in 120 countries. Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Wednesday, 1 June 2022, at 10h00 as they present the findings for Namibia for 2021.

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Amani and Mazingira Presidential Award - 22 May 2022

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This afternoon, the National Planning Commission (NPC) notified the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) of the Amani and Mazingira Presidential Award ("the Award"). The DEADLINE for nominations for the Award is 22 May 2022 at 00h00.

"The aim of the AWARD is to promote global efforts to strengthen multilateralism, particularly in the areas of environment protection, sustainable development and peace and security. The Award Winner will receive global publicity and recognition, a state commendation, and monetary gift of USD 20 000 during the award ceremony".

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KAYEC Trust - Entrepreneurship Day - 21 May 2022

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Join the KAYEC Trust on Saturday, 21 May 2022, from 10:00 onwards for their Entrepreneurship Day at the KAYEC Wanaheda Centre (corner of Kampala and City Streets). KAYEC's trainees will showcase their handmade products.

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ACTION Coalition Statement - Namibian Police Should Respect Human Rights - 17 May 2022

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Today, 17 May 2022, the ACTION Coalition issued a press statement expressing its concern about the use of excessive force by the Police in response to the public protest near China Town in Windhoek on Friday, 13 May 2022.

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NOTIFICATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC MEETING INVITATION FOR THE PROPOSED ONGOMBO COPPER PROJECT FOR UNDERGROUND MINING ACTIVITIES - 18 May 2022

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The Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has issued a notice and invitation to stakeholders and potentially affected parties of an environmental assessment and public meeting scheduled for 18 May 2022 at 18:30 at the Namibia Scientific Society. This is regarding the proposed Ongombo Copper Project for underground mining activities within EPL 5772, Khomas Region, Windhoek.

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INVITATION TO KEY STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS: Hyphen Green Hydrogen Export Project - Windhoek, Lüderitz, Aus, Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund - 16 to 20 May 2022

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The Southern African Institute for Environmental Assessment (SAIEA) has issued a reminder of the upcoming workshops listed below. Please take note that the venue for the workshop in Aus has been changed.

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Bank of Namibia - Launch of the Welwitschia Sovereign Wealth Fund - 12 May 2022

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The Bank of Namibia with the Ministry of Finance will officially launch the Welwitschia Sovereign Wealth Fund today, 12 May 2022 at 10:00. Watch the launch LIVE on the Bank of Namibia's Facebook page <https://www.facebook.com/BankofNamibia>.

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Finnish Embassy - Fund for Local Cooperation: Call for Proposals 2022-2024 is open - 16 May 2022

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The Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek is an instrument for funding non-profit projects in Namibia. The call for proposals for project implementation in 2022-2024 is now open. Proposals must be submitted by 16:15 (GMT/UTC+2) on May 16, 2022.

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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives - Call for Proposals - 6 May 2022

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The 2022 call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in Namibia, South Africa, Lesotho, Madagascar and Mauritius is now open. Interested organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest by 6 May 2022 at 17:00 SAST. The expression of interest can be submitted online using the following web form: https://forms.gle/hMqxhCcapn6zTx586.

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IPPR - Invitation to the Launch of the Briefing Paper on Namibia's Tourism Industry - 5 May 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Thursday, 5 May 2022, at the House of Democracy for the launch of their briefing paper on Namibia's Tourism Industry: Post-Covid Bounce Back, Gradual Recovery of Transformation

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Press Release by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Administration - 26 April 2022

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On 26 April 2022, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) issued a press release stating that they have been receiving continuous complaints suggesting corruption, fraud and misconduct by officials, possible beneficiaries and other parties in relation to land acquisition, allotment and procurement.

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Spark Fund - Call for Applications from Youth-led and Youth-focused Groups and Organisations - 30 April 2022

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The Spark Fund has an open call for applications from youth-led and youth-focused groups and organisations from Namibia, Lesotho and Zimbabwe that are working to create transformational change and improve the lives of young people and their communities. Applications close on 30 April 2022.

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U.S. Embassy - Webinar on Frameworks for Climate Change Adaptation - 27 April 2022

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Join the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 from 15:30 to 17:00 for a webinar on Frameworks for Climate Change Adaptation. 

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Save the Okavango Delta Peaceful Protest for Earth Day - 22 April 2022

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Today, 22 April 2022, at 12:00, there will be a peaceful protest from Zoo Park to the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism to save the Okavango Delta.

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Music In Africa Foundation - Sound Connects Fund: 2nd Call For Applications - 15 April 2022

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The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF), in partnership with Goethe-Institut, invites organisations operating in Southern Africa’s creative and cultural industries to apply for grants within the Sound Connects Fund (SCF). The second call for applications is now open and will close on 15 April 2022

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U.S. Embassy - Climate Change Small Grant Opportunity - 12 May

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The U.S. Embassy has flagged a few details about upcoming Climate Change Small Grants from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). The deadline for southern Africa submissions is 12 May.

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Regain Trust - Invitation to Regional Consultative Meetings with Youth Led & Youth Serving Organisations from the Erongo, Omusati, Oshana and Khomas Regions - 20 to 26 April 2022

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INVITATION to Regional Consultative Meetings with youth-led and youth-serving organizations to promote partnerships and collaborations in efforts to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The meetings will be conducted by Regain Trust between 20 to 26 April 2022 in the Khomas, Erongo, Omusati and Oshana Regions.

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Ministry of Finance releases Citizen's Guide to the National Budget FY2022/23

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) recently released their latest Citizen's Guide to the National Budget FY2022/23 booklet. The 31-page booklet is available in softcopy on their website and as a hardcopy insert in today's, 8 April 2022, Namibian newspaper.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: "Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystems-based adaptation approach in Namibia" (SAP006-EbA Project) Small Grants Facility

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The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) currently has an open Call for Proposals;  approved for funding by the Green Climate Fund entitled “Building resilience of communities living in landscapes threatened under climate change through an ecosystem-based adaptation approach’’ (SAP006-EbA Project). The EIF is the accredited entity for the project. Deadline for applications: 13 May 2022 at 17h00.

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Applications for the African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) are open till 22 April 2022

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Applications for the African Civic Engagement Academy (ACEA) 2022 are open till 22 April. Supported by the US Department of State, ACEA is a free online training program and networking opportunity for selected mid-career civil society and public leaders across sub-Saharan Africa.

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IntraHealth Namibia INVITATION - World Health Day: Share Fair - 8 April 2022

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Namibia will join the rest of the world in commemorating World Health Day, whereby IntraHealth Namibia in collaboration with Key Populations (KP)-led Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and key stakeholders, will reflect on KP’s access to good health, specifically increasing access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services for sustainability.

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WLC Invitation: Launch of the 'Reducing Family Violence in San Communities' Project - 7 April 2022

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Join the Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) on Thursday, 7 April 2022 for the launch of their project on 'Reducing Family Violence in San Communities' by H.E. Leena Viljanen, Ambassador of Finland to Namibia. The launch will take place at the Bellhaus Atelier & Galerie, 18 Bell Street, Windhoek from 11:30 to 13:00.

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EAN hosts Housing Symposium on Affordable Housing in Namibia

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On 30 March 2022, the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) hosted a Housing Symposium themed "Towards an Affordable Housing Ecosystem in Namibia". The EAN is a Think Tank conducting research and providing public policy advisory services. 

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

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On 31 March 2022, the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare (MGEPESW) officially launched the Social Protection Policy 2021-2030The 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.

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Nambia Housing Action Group (NHAG) & Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN): Annual Report 2020/2021

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The Nambia Housing Action Group (NHAG) & Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) recently released their annual report for 2020/2021. Until June 2021 SDFN/NHAG have built an overall of 6,865 brick houses, each of them with its own toilet and water connection.

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INVITATION - Launch of the IPPR Procurement Tracker Bulletin on the 'largest tender in Namibian history' - 5 April 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for the launch of the Procurement Tracker Bulletin on the 'largest tender in Namibian history' on Tuesday, 5 April 2022 from 10:30 to 11:30. The launch will take place physically at the House of Democracy and virtually via Zoom.

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Invitation - Premiere of "The Forests of Desert Land: Stories from Namibia" - 6 April 2022

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Join the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT), the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and TH!NK Namibia for the premiere of The Forests of Desert Land: Stories from Namibia on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00.

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Virtual Panel on Human Rights Violations, Transnational Corporations and a Scandal in the Fishing Industry - 31 March 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia, FIAN International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) for a virtual panel on Human Rights Violations, Transnational Corporations and a Scandal in the Fishing Industry during the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council - on Thursday, 31 March 2022 from 12:00 to 13:00.

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Ministry of Justice - Public Consultation Meeting to Discuss the Sale of Primary Homes in Execution of Judgement - 25 March 2022

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The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) invites the public and stakeholders to a consultation meeting to discuss the sale of primary homes in execution of judgement. The consultation will take place tomorrow, Friday, 25 March 2022, from 09:00 to 12:00 and the venue will be emailed to you by the MoJ, once you have confirmed your participation. PLEASE RSVP today, 24 March 2022 by sending an email to  or phone Ms Shilumbu at 061-2805128 / 5338.

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Whistleblower Protection Workshop: Namibia - 24 March 2022

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Join the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) for a Whistleblower Protection Workshop on 24 March 2022 from 09:00 to 10:00 at the House of Democracy.

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IPPR - WEBINAR: Cybercrime laws and the state of the internet in Africa - 29 March 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and Global Partners Digital on Tuesday, 29 March 2022, from 10:00 to 12:00 for a webinar on Cybercrime laws and the state of the internet in Africa. To confirm participation in this event, kindly send an email to Ndeshi Fikameni at  - a ZOOM link will be emailed to all remote participants.

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EU Call for Proposals for CSOs in Namibia - Strengthening Civil Society as independent actors of good governance and development in their own right

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The EU has a new Call for Proposals for CSOs in Namibia. Organisations can apply alone or in/as a coalition of CSOs. There will be an Information Session on 18 March 2022, to be organised by the EU Delegation.

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LAC on the Domestic Violence Amendment Bill

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The Combating of Domestic Violence Amendment Bill was introduced in Parliament on 24 February 2022, and despite the intense lobbying that has already taken place, it fails to address the exclusion of same-sex couples from the coverage of the law.

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NID - 'A CALL TO ACTION' public discussion forum on '1.6 MILLION NAMIBIANS LIVING IN POVERTY' - 24 February 2022

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Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) on Thursday, 24 February 2022 at 15:00 for A CALL TO ACTION! public discussion forum on 1.6 MILLION NAMIBIANS LIVING IN POVERTY.  The public discussion will take place at the Katutura Community Arts Centre. For more information / to RSVP kindly email  or call +264 81 826 2090.

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IPPR - INVITATION: Launch of the CSOs Forum on mainstreaming human rights in cybercrime law and policy-making - 24 February 2022

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and Global Partners Digital for the launch of the CSOs Forum on mainstreaming human rights in cybercrime law and policy-making. The launch will take place online via Zoom and at the House of Democracy on Thursday, 24 February 2022 at 10:00. To confirm your participation for this event, kindly send an email to Ndeshi Fikameni at .

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RESCHEDULED to 18 February 2022 | Meeting of the CSO Working Group on Land Reform (CSO-WGLR)

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The meeting of the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Reform (CSO-WGLR) has been re-scheduled to Friday, 18 February 2022. 

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APRM - Nambia Review Report: Key Highlights

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In February 2022, the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Continental Secretariat published the Namibia Review Report: Key Highlights. The Report commends Namibia for its full implementation in the APRM good governance programme.

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DfSD-ELCRN - Invitation to a Dialogue on the State of Human Rights in Namibia - 9 February 2022

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The Desk for Social Development - Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (DfSD-ELCRN) will commemorate Constitution Day on 9 February 2022 with “Dialogue on the State of Human Rights in Namibia” from 10h00 to 13h00 through Zoom Virtual Platform. Special reference to the recommendations finalised and adopted by the Human Rights Council in September 2021. 

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LAC - Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP): 2021 Annual Update and Publications Catalogue

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The Legal Assistance Centre's (LAC's) Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) team recently shared an illustrated overview of their 2021 activities, along with an updated GR&AP Publications Catalogue.

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WATCH: SEE Namibia for a Better Namibia by Joseph Ndondi

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Joseph Ndondi is the founder and current executive director of Social Enabled Education (SEE) Namibia, through the organisation he aims to actively encourage Africans to be involved in political decision making and hold leaders accountable.

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TH!NK NAMIBIA - Invitation: Launch of Educational Material - 8 February 2022

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On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, TH!NK Namibia's ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project will be launching their Educational Material. The Launch will take place at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek at 11:00.

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WATCH: NID's Programme Director, Panduleni Nghipandulwa, Comments on the latest Namibian Poverty Statistics by the World Bank

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On 18 January 2022, in an NBC Good Morning Namibia interview, the Namibia Institute for Democracy's (NID) Programme Director, Mr Panduleni Nghipandulwa, commented on the World Bank report that cited Namibia as one of the most unequal countries in the world. According to the World Bank report, 1.6 million Namibians live in poverty.

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IPPR - Civil Society Sustainability Index – Namibia: Civil Society Shows Resilience Amid COVID Tumult

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This short paper was prepared by the IPPR for the CSO Sustainability Index (2020) – covering issues facing Namibian civil society across seven dimensions: Legal Environment, Organisational Capacity, Financial Viability, Advocacy, Service Provision, Sectoral Infrastructure, and Public Image. The report is based on the comments and scores of a panel of civil society experts combined with desk research.

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Youth Opportunities Global Ambassador Program 2022 - 2 December 2021

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Applications are now open for the Youth Opportunities Global Ambassador Program 2022! The Global Ambassador Program is one of the most engaging programs of Youth Opportunities. It has engaged youth from more than 130 countries in the world with its first-ever appearance in 2018. Application Deadline: December 2, 2021.

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IPPR - INVITATION to the Launch of the Report on Civil Society Sustainability in Namibia - 30 November 2021

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Join the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for the launch of the new report on Civil Society Sustainability in Namibia. The launch will take place on Tuesday, 30 November 2021,  from 10h00 to 11h00 at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West.

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Commonwealth Foundation - Grants call 2021-2022 - 30 November 2021

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The Commonwealth Foundation works to bring the voice of civil society into all aspects of governance, supporting civil society engagement in shaping the policies and decisions that affect people’s lives. The Foundation’s Strategic Plan 2021-2026 is strongly linked to the Commonwealth Charter and its values and aspirations, and it identifies three thematic areas of focus. 

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APRM - TARGETED REVIEW ON YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NAMIBIA

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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.

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Regional Civil Society Forum 2021: Southern Africa - 24 November 2021

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What:     Southern Africa Civil Society Regional Forum

Who:      The African Development Bank’s Civil Society and Community Engagement Division

When:    Wednesday, 24 November 2021; 09H00 – 12H30 SAT

Where:   Virtual

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INVITATION to the 2021 NamIGF 2021 (4th IGF Conference) - 22-23 November 2021

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INVITATION to the 2021 NamIGF 2021 (4th IGF Conference)

by the Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF) Working Group under the theme "Internet United" derived from the global IGF theme. The NamIGF will take place over two-and-a-half days.

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IPPR - Public Enterprise Governance Rankings: NamPower, MTC & NamPost named best performers

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The second edition of the IPPR Public Enterprise Governance Rankings are based on an assessment of 20 commercial state-owned enterprises (as categorised by the Ministry of Public Enterprises) and use information that has been made available to the general public.

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UNDP - Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - 16-18 November 2021

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites you to attend a VIRTUAL Regional Symposium on Effective Governance and Digital Transformation for Building Back Better and Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will be held on 15 - 17 November 2021 (09:00 PM – 00:00 AM, New York GMT-5). 

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Office of the Auditor-General - External Stakeholder Survey - 30 November 2021

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The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) is conducting an External Stakeholder Survey. They are welcoming responses from all groups in society including Civil Organizations.  The deadline for completing the survey has been extended to 30 November 2021.

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ESJT - Activist School Seminar: "Consumer Protection | Consumer Rights | Know Your Rights" - 30 October 2021

ESJT - Activist School Seminar: "Consumer Protection | Consumer Rights | Know Your Rights" - 30 October 2021

Join the Economic & Social Justice Trust (ESJT) Namibia on 30 October 2021 from 08h30 to 14h00 for an Activist School Seminar on Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Know Your Rights. The booking deadline is 11 October.

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Invitation to the EAN Annual Conference - 27 October 2021

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Join the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) for their Annual Conference under the theme of Leveraging the Services Industry for Economic Growth to be held on the 27th of October 2021  at the Safari Hotel from 08:00 am to 17:00pm. The event will also be live-streamed on the EAN Facebook page.

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Launch of the "Civil Society Organizations Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty in Namibia" - 17 October 2021

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The highlight of the day will be the launch of the “Civil Society Organizations Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty in Namibia”. The main event will be held on Sunday, 17 October 2021 at the UNITED NATIONS PLAZA in Katutura, Windhoek from 12h00 to 15h00.  

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ESJT - #NoOneLeftBehindConcert: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People! - 16 October 2021

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Join the Economic and Social Justice Trust (ESJT) for their #NoOneLeftBehindConcert: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting All People! on Saturday, 16 October 2021 from 19:00 to 21:30 at Café Prestige, Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre​ (FNCC).

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APRM Virtual Training on the South-South and Triangular Cooperation on Agenda 2063 and SDGs - 30 October 2021

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APRM TRAINING ON SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION: To Accelerate the Implementation of Agenda 2063 and SDGs

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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.

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ESJT - Activist School Seminar: "Consumer Protection | Consumer Rights | Know Your Rights" - 30 October 2021

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Join the Economic & Social Justice Trust (ESJT) Namibia on 30 October 2021 from 08h30 to 14h00 for an Activist School Seminar on Consumer Protection Consumer Rights Know Your Rights. The booking deadline is 11 October.

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FES Namibia - Invitation to a Book Launch: Perspectives on Namibia's Social Protection 2017 - 2020 - 8 October 2021

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On behalf of their partners, FES Namibia cordially invites you to attend the launch of their publication titled “Perspectives on Namibia’s Social Protection 2017- 2020”, taking place on the 14th October 2021 @18h00 at FES Offices, 95 John Meinert Street. Please confirm your attendance with Ms. Cheryl Kahambea by the 7th October 2021, on 061 417 500 or   - Please note that attendance is strictly by confirmation.

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SEE Namibia - Call for Volunteers - 15 November 2021

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Have you always wanted to become a volunteer and work with young people to create positive social change within the community? Be part of the Social Enabled Education (SEE) Namibia team. Please note that the due date for volunteer registration is on the 15th of November 2021 - https://seenamibia.org/joinus. For more details, see the infographic below.

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IPPR - "Keep Your Eyes on the Money: Public fiscal management oversight in Namibia" Research Report Launch - 5 October 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, from 10:30 to 12:00 for the launch of a research report - "Keep Your Eyes on the Money: Public fiscal management oversight in Namibia". The event will take place at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West. The event will also be live-streamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.

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Namibia Journal of Social Justice: Call for papers, Volume 2, June 2022

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The submission deadline for abstracts has been extended to 31 October 2021. Namibians are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of inequality and discrimination. The most obvious of these are inequalities based on income and wealth distribution. While the Gini coefficient shows a reduction in Namibia’s levels of inequality since independence, the country still has one of the highest levels of inequality in the world.

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IPPR - "Regional Government in Namibia: Is Decentralisation a Reality?" Briefing Paper Launch - 30 September 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) tomorrow, 30 September 2021, from 10:00 to 11:00 for the launch of a briefing paper - Regional Government in Namibia: Is Decentralisation a Reality?. The event will take place at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West and it will also be live-streamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.

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Call for Projects “UNESCO-Aschberg programme for artists and cultural professionals”

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At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably weakened the creative sector and greatly disrupted the production and distribution of cultural goods and services, UNESCO is giving a new impetus to the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals to support States and key actors in their efforts to promote the status of the artist and the diversity of cultural expressions.

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IPPR - Dialogue on Dangers: SADC Cybercrime Laws and Human Rights - 28 September 2021

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Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 from 09h00 to 13h00 for a Dialogue on Dangers: SADC Cybercrime Laws and Human Rights. This is a hybrid event - with the possibility of online attendance via Zoom or physically at the House of Democracy, 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street, Windhoek West.

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WEBINAR - Decriminalising Abortion in Namibia: A Regional Discussion on Available Comparative Strategies - 22 September 2021

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Join the Women’s Legal Centre and the Voices for Choice and Rights Coalition for a roundtable regional discussion on decriminalisation of abortion in Namibia. The webinar will take place on 22 September 2021 at 13:00 to 15:00 via Microsoft Teams.  

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2021 IMF Youth Fellowship - 24 September 2021

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About the Program The 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for young participants to become part of the global effort to build forward better and join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the crisis. Participants in the program will experience firsthand the IMF virtual Annual Meetings and participate in virtual training led by IMF experts. Selected fellows will get the opportunity to participate in a 2-day virtual workshop to meet with IMF management and senior staff and discuss current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, digital economy and climate change. Application Criteria Applicants should: Be between 20 and 32 years of ageHave demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:Social activism and/or engaging with...

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UNDP - CALL FOR VIDEOS: Helping civil society to be heard by world leaders ahead of COP26

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The UNDP is excited to share the following UNDP call for video messages from civil society partners in the run-up to COP26. Feminist, women’s rights, and youth-led organisations are encouraged to submit video messages.

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Invitation: Civil society consultation on mid-year budget review - 10 September 2021

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The Minister of Finance, Hon. Iipumbu Shiimi has asked to meet with civil society on Friday, 10 September 2021, at 14h30 to discuss ideas for the mid-year budget review due in October. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and the Civil Society Information Centre (CIVIC +264) would hereby like to invite you to attend this online consultation with the Minister of Finance.

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