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


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.  

Ahead of the main event, there will be a march at 11h30 from the Soweto Market and Central Shops (Groot Winkels) to the UN PLAZA.

The ten (10) Demands on the Manifesto will be presented by 10 speakers selected from various civil society organizations including church and youth formations. United Nations representatives in Namibia will deliver the message from the United Nations Secretary-General and a government representative will also be receiving the Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty.

The manifesto will address critical issues including social protection, land reform, education, health, job creation, climate change and combating corruption.

As part of this weekend’s program to observe International Day for Eradication of Poverty, the Economic and Social Justice Trust under the auspices of the Basic Income Grant Coalition of Namibia will be hosting a concert on Saturday, 16th October 2021 starting 19h00 at Café Prestige (Franco Namibia Cultural Centre, Robert Mugabe Avenue).

The Concert is FREE OF CHARGE. This event under the theme #NoOneLeftBehind Concert’s lineup includes Emily Dangwa, Tapz, Ashwyn Mberi, Diolini, Stanley Mareka, Anne Hambuda, Leonard, Witbeen, Ou Billem, Y van Paul, Golden, Star Keys, Lamek Ndjaha…

These events are being organized and coordinated by the National Youth Council (NYC) of Namibia, Council of Churches in Namibia (CCN) and the Desk for Social Development of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (DfSD-ELCRN) with the support and active involvement of youth organizations, churches, NGOs and broader civil society. After the ceremony on Sunday, the organizations that are coordinating and hosting the event will convene youth leaders, church leaders and activists from civil society organizations to design and roll out a national advocacy plan to put pressure on the government and other stakeholders to implement the Manifesto for the Eradication of Poverty.

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