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.
Recent news around Civil Society Organisations in Namibia
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The meeting of the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Reform (CSO-WGLR) has been re-scheduled to Friday, 18 February 2022.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia on Wednesday, 8 September 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 for the launch of the "Procurement Tracker: Compliance concerns clouds 2020/21" report. The event will also be livestreamed on the IPPR Namibia Facebook page.
INVITATION to a Civil Society briefing meeting on the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and the Baseline Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) hosted by the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264).
Today (1 September 2021) at 15:00, the Namibian Government Information Centre will host a discussion on the Role of Civil Society: Enhancing Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccination. The discussion will be live-streamed on TV channels, radio stations and the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) social media platforms.
The Young Feminists Movement (Y-Fem) Namibia Trust is launching a campaign called Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Setting the Agenda to End Child Marriage in Namibia. Join the Y-Fem Namibia Trust for the campaign launch on Friday, 27 August 2021 from 11:00 to 15:00. The event can be attended in person at the Ministry of Gender Community Hall (next to NamPost) in Opuwo or virtually via Zoom.
This month the 1st Southern African Cohort of the International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) will be tackling digitalization and the realities that many face on the African continent. With the digital divide being the backdrop of most of the continent, it is important to confront the challenges whilst embracing the innovative space that is digitalisation whilst nurturing youth engagement and participation.
Join the Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) Namibia for a Media Conference on the Kavango Basin Oil and Gas Exploration by ReconAfrica on Wednesday, 18 August 2021 at 10:00 at the House of Democracy (Next to Fuerstenhof Hotel).
Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) for a civil society stakeholder event on Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes on Tuesday, 24 August 2021 from 10 am – 12:30 pm. The event will take place at the House of Democracy & ZOOM (A meeting link will be sent beforehand).
The virtual launch of the Namibian Journal of Social Justice will take place today, 3 August 2021, at 15h00.
Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) today, 4 August 2021, at 2:00 PM for a Public Discussion Forum on 'Queer Youth Leading Born-Free Liberation Struggle'.
Join the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and Prof. Dr Gerhard Tötemeyer for the virtual book launch of “Namibia 2021: Where-from and where-to” on Monday, 26 July 2021 from 10h00 AM to 12h00 PM. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion covering Namibia’s democratic development since independence.
Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) on 21 July 2021 at 2 pm for a Public Discussion on Southern Africa's governance challenges.
The Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade (MIT) and SME development has scheduled a national stakeholder engagement meeting to share the objectives of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol on Tuesday, 20 July 2021 from 09:00 until 11:30.
Validating the protection of Women & Girls
Under the draft (Personal) Data Protection Bill
When: 7th July 2021
Time: 10:30 – 12h30
Join the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) today, 7 July 2021 at 14h00 on their virtual Public Discussion on Genocide Reparations, where they place Human Dignity at the heart of the discussion.
Invitation by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) to a civil society stakeholder virtual event on Mainstreaming Human Rights in Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Policymaking Processes. The event will take place on ZOOM (A meeting link will be sent beforehand) on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 from 10 am – 12:30 pm.
A conversation with FLON on 23 June 2021 at 18:00 on COVID-19 vaccines, myths, disinformation and mental health. The event will be live-streamed on the Monica Geingos, The First Lady of Namibia <https://www.facebook.com/FirstLadyOfNamibia> Facebook page.
The International Parliamentary Stipendium (IPS) of the German Bundestag for Southern Africa Alumni would hereby like to invite you to the 2nd Webinar from their IPS Southern Africa Webinar Series taking place on Thursday, 24 June 2021.
UNDP will convene the 2021 Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development from 22 – 24 June. The meeting aims to promote an exchange between Member States, practitioners, UNDP and UN experts, Ministerial-level national counterparts, as well as representatives from think tanks, academia, and civil society, on the current development context in relation to rule of law, security, and human rights and how it has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Namibia / Angola office will have an online panel discussion on the Reciprocity of the German-Namibia Relationship toward shaping a 4th Industrial Revolution. The event will be hosted on Zoom on 17 June 2021 from 16:00 to 18:00. Contact Claudia Gossow, Programme Manager at to register.
UPDATE: Due to the uptrend of COVID-19 cases, the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) has decided to cancel in-person attendance for the upcoming African Youth Summit and hold the summit virtually via Zoom on June 16th, 12:00-15:00.
The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa, Positive Vibes Trust, Namibia Diverse Women's Association and Diversity Alliance of Namibia cordially invite members of civil society organisations, advocating for the human rights of sexual and gender diverse communities in Namibia, to a national engagement to dialogue on the current status of human rights and develop a national response agenda.
The Alliance of Christian Churches in Namibia (ACCN) invites you to join a Strategic Consultation of the Church-Government on COVID19 VACCINES.
COVID-related spending - how accountable has the Namibian government been? Find out how Namibia scored on Monday at 15h00 (Namibian time).
The OECD Development Centre, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, invites you to a virtual workshop with grassroots organisations working on gender equality and women’s rights in Southern Africa on 26 May 2021 at 10:00 am GMT+2 for an interactive policy discussion.
Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) on May 26 at 16h00 as they debunk the myths around vaccinations and Covid-19.
Join the Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) for their upcoming event on Thursday to know more about the situation of Okavango Delta and how that affects Namibians and citizens of the world.
PROGRAMME: The 2021 World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) Global Conference is hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Namibia. It will take place on 29 April - 3 May in Windhoek, Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre. The event will be a physical and digital experience combining virtual and in-presence participation.
Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) next Wednesday - May 5 - for a look at what is happening with the government medical aid tender - the #PSEMAS Conundrum.
The Namibia Institute for Democracy's (NID's) next Public Discussion Forum addresses Social Justice and Equal Rights for All. This is in response to the ongoing movement demanding for equal family rights for members of the LGBTQI community. Please join NID for this discussion, whether you want to learn, voice your opinion or support.
Namibian Human Rights groups report continuing human rights violations by Namibian government - Namibian children separated from family and denied citizenship.