The Women's Leadership Centre (WLC) will share videos on the Niger Delta and provide some background to the developments in Kavango East Region so far.
Recent news around Civil Society Organisations in Namibia
The Namibia Equal Rights Movement (NERM) calls on freedom fighters to join them in a march of love against hate and discrimination. They will gather at Johann Albrecht Street - SWAPO Party School - on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 16H00.
Joint statement by concerned Namibian human rights defenders and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) condemning the harmful and homophobic statement issued by the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) on 19 May 2021.
It is against the backdrop of the Namibia Equal Rights Movement's (NERM) pursuit of justice before the law, that they invite members of the public and media to welcome Paula and Maya to their homeland - the Republic of Namibia - FRIDAY, May 21st, 2021 at the Hosea Kutako International Airport at 5:30 PM. This may be a celebration of our fundamental human right to “Found A Family” [Article 14].
Regain Trust will be launching a project titled "Amplified: Enhancing the Participation of CSOs in the Life Skills, Education Sector".
17 May 2021 marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT). IDAHOBIT was created in 2004 to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex people and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, and sex characteristics. Here's what some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have to say on IDAHOBIT 2021:
Namibian Sun: Civil Society Information Centre [Namibia (CIVIC +264)] coordinator Carola Engelbrecht says civil society still has a role to play when it comes to fostering a participatory democracy culture in Namibia.
According to an article by Nnimmo Bassey on Common Dreams, it is not too late for the governments of Namibia and Botswana to halt the race for an asset that is bound to get stranded as the world shifts away from fossil fuels. The quest for profit in a predatory economic system has made it possible for humans to willfully ignore extractivist crimes unfolding in broad daylight.
The Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) was set up by some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) that attended the UNODC workshop on Fast-tracking UNCAC Implementation held in Livingstone, Zambia from the 13th to the 18th of October 2019. A virtual Dialogue: Meeting of the Members of the Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) on May 13, 2021.
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is inviting members of the public and interested and affected strategic stakeholders to share their views and inputs during the consultation and engagement meetings and thereby contribute to the drafting of the second National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan (2021-2025).
This Procurement Tracker bulletin looks at the delays in the awarding of the contract for the government medical aid scheme and whether the danger of ‘state capture’ is an issue. This bulletin also reports on the controversy around the Defence Ministry allocation of a contract for hand sanitisers and the proposed amendments to the Public Procurement Act.
Information as a Public Good: World Press Freedom Day 2021 - International Conference 29 April-3 May.
His Excellency, Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address at Parliament (National Assembly Chamber) on Thursday, 15 April 2021, at 14:30.
Namibia Scientific Society in collaboration with the University of Namibia, the University of Turku, Finland and the MindsInAction invite you to an online presentation and panel discussion:
Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Education and Agriculture in Namibia on Tuesday, 13th April at 19h00.
In this discussion, the Cynetion Team will be covering two of Facebook's biggest data leaks of personal data in as many years. The most recent one being revealed on 4 April 2021.
During the discussion, the Cynetion Team will cover what has been leaked, how does that impact on our lives and what next steps are available.
A conversation between Fishrot whistle-blower Johannes Stefansson and political analyst and fact-checker Frederico Links on fishing quota allocations and whether the current system can be trusted!
Blended Virtual Closing Public Dialogue: Combating Gender Based Violence and Learners Pregnancies - 22 April 2021.
Invitation to a Half-Day Workshop on “State of Human Rights in Namibia with a focus on Socio-Economic Rights” as part of the 2021 United Nations Human Rights Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process for Namibia:
Should Namibia consider fracking? The exploration of oil in the Kavango by Recon Africa has revealed many problems in Namibia's Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system and how we address major development issues.
This is a golden opportunity for Civil Society. Please note the details of the engagement of Government with Civil Society (the NGO Sector):
Media Release from the Chairperson of the Wages Commission, Dr Marius Kudumo and the gazetted terms of reference of the Wages Commission.
On 24 February 2021, the United Nations in Namibia officially launched the Namibia National Human Development Report 2019. Read/Download the full report by clicking here.
The Gender Research & Advocacy Project (GR&AP) of the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC) recently published their 2020 Annual Report. Read/Download their full annual report by clicking here
The Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) and the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN) recently published their July 2019 - June 2020 Annual Report. Read/Download their full annual report by clicking here.
On January 21, 2021, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) released the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Claims of Ancestral Land Rights and Restitution to the public.
On December 1, 2020, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) launched the latest Civil Society Sustainability Report for Namibia. How is civil society performing - what are the success stories and what are the constraints? Find out below.