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Regain Trust - PRESS RELEASE: Launch of the Amplified Project - 21 May 2021


Regain Trust will be launching a project titled "Amplified: Enhancing the Participation of CSOs in the Life Skills, Education Sector".

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) - 17 May 2021


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:

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Namibian Sun: Civil society, politicians can coexist - Engelbrecht - 14 May 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.

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Opinion Article - Okavango, Oil Drilling, and the Tragedy of Africa - 12 May 2021


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. 

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Invitation - Dialogue: Meeting of the Members of the Civil Society Organisations Initiative for Stolen Assets Recovery in Southern Africa (CSO-ISARSA) - 13 May 2021


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.

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The Kavango Oil and Gas Story: A presentation by Jan Arkert - 13 May 2021


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.

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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). 

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IPPR - The PSEMAS Conundrum: Procurement Tracker Namibia Edition 11


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. 

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World Press Freedom Day 2021: Conference Programme - 29 April - 3 May


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. 

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IPPR - Procurement Tracker Namibia: The PSEMAS conundrum - 5 May 2021


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.

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