03 February 2023: Hon. Emma Kantema-Gaomas, Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service inaugurated the Taskforce Committee on the Implementation of the recommendations in the APRM Targeted Review Report on Youth Unemployment in the Republic of Namibia.
Recent news around Civil Society Organisations in Namibia
The Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF) has issued a public call for nominations for new working group members. More information is available the flyer below. Nominations can be submitted latest by 10 February 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia for the launch of the Civil Society Organisation Sustainability Index on 29 November 2022 at 10:00 at the House of Democracy, Windhoek. The CSO Sustainability Index – covers issues facing Namibian civil society across seven dimensions: Legal Environment, Organisational Capacity, Financial Viability, Advocacy, Service Provision, Sectoral Infrastructure, and Public Image.
On 12 November 2022, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) Namibia and Transparency International Iceland issued a joint media release supported by over 20 Namibian civil society organisations (CSOs) and international anti-corruption activists on the Fishrot scandal. The joint media release calls for restorative justice, specifically for:
AARON BUCKLEY | Namibia is a nation teeming with opportunities. Everywhere you look, people are hungry for success.
A country built on free market principles, with a people questing for equal economic participation in its development. Namibia has many commonly known successes; it re mains one of the only countries in the world with a robust environmental policy enshrined in its constitution combined with a strong governmental investment that could lead to a direct betterment for all citizens.
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.
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.
The draft Namibian Digital Rights Declaration, an initiative of the ACTION Namibia Coalition, presents an opportunity for Namibians to articulate their aspirations on telecommunications and internet governance in Namibia.
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.