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CIVIC BEAT - CIVIC +264 wishes you the best for the festive season and a joyous new year!

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Dear Esteemed Stakeholder, the Civil Society Inofrmation Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) wishes you the best for the festive season and a joyous new year! Kindly take note that the CIVIC +264 office will be closed from 22 December 2023 to 5 January 2024. We will re-open again on 8 January 2024. We wish you a happy and healthy holiday.

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INVITATION to Publication Launch - Channels for Change: A Guide to Setting Up Civil Society Organisations in Namibia - 30 October 2023

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Dear Partner / Stakeholder,

You are invited to attend our upcoming publication launch Channels for Change: A Guide to Setting Up Civil Society Organisations in Namibia written by Dianne Hubbard for the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264).

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Inclusion in the 4th Edition of the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia - 26 October 2023

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Dear Civil Society Colleague, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) is preparing the 4th Edition of the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia: An Overview of the Mandate and Activities of Civil Society Organisations in Namibia. We are looking forward to the possibility of featuring your organisation. The Guide aims to introduce stakeholders to dedicated non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs), highlighting their mandates, activities, contact details and the sectors in which they operate.

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READ | CIVIC BEAT Newsletter: May to July 2023 Highlights & Events

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Dear Civil Society Colleagues and Esteemed Stakeholders,

We are thrilled to present the latest edition of CIVIC BEAT, our electronic newsletter covering the period from May to July 2023. Stay informed and engaged by accessing the newsletter through this convenient link: https://www.civic264.org.na/component/acym/archive/74-civic-beat-may-to-july-2023-newsletter?

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CIVIC +264 Hosts Information Sharing and Networking Session with CSOs and Local Political Office Bearers in Rundu

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On 25 July 2023, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) active in and around Rundu were brought together for an Information Sharing and Networking Session organised by the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF). The event took place at the Kavango River Lodge and aimed to foster collaboration, information-sharing, and networking among CSOs while introducing them to the services provided by CIVIC +264.

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CIVIC +264 Hosts Information-Sharing and Networking Session in Otjiwarongo

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KALEB NGHISHIDIVALI, OTJI FM | CIVIC +264 hosted an information-sharing and networking event for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Otjiwarongo yesterday [20 June 2023], with the help of the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF). The gathering allowed local CSOs to engage while also allowing CIVIC +264 to exchange information on the most recent events affecting CSOs on a national level.

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CIVIC +264 Engages CSOs in the Khomas Region & Welcomes a New Coordinator

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On 31 May 2023, the Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) hosted an information sharing and networking session for civil society organisations (CSOs) in Windhoek with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF). The event aimed to provide an opportunity for local CSOs to interact and for CIVIC +264 to share information on the latest developments impacting CSOs at a national level. The event also served as an opportunity to introduce CIVIC +264 and its new coordinator, Mrs Melanie Markus, who takes over from Ms Carola Engelbrecht. 

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Namibian civil society engages Rainer Baake & James Mnyupe on Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Opportunity

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On Wednesday, 5 April 2023, Namibian civil society representatives engaged the Special Envoy for German- Namibian climate & energy relations, Mr Rainer Baake, and the Namibian Presidential Economic Advisor, Mr James Mnyupe on Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Opportunity.

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CIVIC +264 Wishes you a Merry Christmas & a Joyous New Year

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The Civil Society Information Centre Namibia (CIVIC +264) wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year. The CIVIC +264 office will close on 19 December 2022 and reopen on 9 January 2023.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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INVITATION - Civil Society briefing meeting on the APRM and the Baseline CSAR - 3 September 2021

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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).

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