Namibia Institute of Democracy


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Namibia Institute for Democracy

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), founded in 1991, implements civic education, civil society development, socio-political survey and research and anti-corruption programs in Namibia. Current programs include a domestic civil society election observation program, political party training, civic and voter education, anti-corruption and study circle programs.

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ConstituencyWeek smallOfficial launch of Constituency Week in all 14 regions


Today marked the official launch of Constituency Week, a pilot project that aims to bring closer the elected to those who have voted for them. The official National Launch in the Khomas Region was conducted by Hon. Margaret Mensah-Williams, Chairperson of the National Council and H.E. Mrs. Jana Hybaskova, Head of the Delegation of the EU in Namibia. 

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NID NIPAM MOU 2 smallNID and NIPAM sign partnership agreement


The objective of the partnership is to increase informed interaction between elected leaders and government institutions on the local and regional levels, civil society groups and the public on issues regarding public policy and rural development, in order to ensure poverty reduction through meaningful “bottom-up” decentralization.

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Political Party Training NIDApply now for NID's & HSF's Political Party Capacity Building Program


From February to October 2016, NID will implement a Political Party Capacity Building Program that addresses members of all Namibian Political Parties. The aim of the program is to enhance leadership abilities through developing the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behavior of individuals.

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Spot the difference'Spot the difference' now available for free download


Namibia is a representative democracy. Therefore, it is in the public’s interest to know the views, policies and implementation strategies of political parties contesting in the Regional Council and Local Authority Elections dated for 27th November 2015. Our publication 'Spot the difference' provides an overview of the different political parties by asking them 50 different questions that cover various sectors ranging from national governance, regional and local governance, socio-economic development, education, health, youth, gender, environment and human rights and can be downloaded now!

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DRFN Public Dialogue 02NID introduces EU-Project at DRFN Public Dialogue


NID's Executive Director Naita Hishoono presented the project "Strengthening the Interaction between Civil Society and Regional and Local Authorities through Development Committees" in Windhoek. The event was organised by the Desert Research Foundation (DRFF) in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Commission Namibia (ACC). 

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EU Opuwo Development Committees NIDEU and NID meet Regional and Local Authorities


Her Excellency Mrs. Jana Hybaskova (Ambassador-designate of the European Union to the Republic of Namibia) and Namibia Institute for Democracy went to Kunene Region to meet with Regional and Local Authoritoes and Development Committees in Opuwo.

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House of Democracy Namibia smallHouse of Democracy celebrates anniversary


The House of Democracy, which houses NID and three other partners of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), opened its doors for more than a 100 guest to celebrate its first anniversary in Windhoek.

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In-FranceNID in France


The reason for NID Executive Director Naita Hishoonos visit to France is to get a better view on democracy, civic education as well as NGOs and Governance. The place where the pictures were taken at was the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEDI), Centre d'Analyse, de prevision et de Strategie (CAPS0) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

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Study-Regional-and-Local-Government-Development-CommitteeNID BOOK LAUNCH

16.03.2015 / NICE RESTAURANT / 11:30

Presentation of achievements concerning the Project "Interaction between civil society and regional and local governments in Namibia" and Launching of the book "Study on the Status, Role and Performance of Regional and Local Government Development Committees in selected Regions in Namibia"

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International Womens Leadership Program (IVLP) International Womens Leadership Program


NID Executive Director Naita Hishoono is currently on a three week International Womens Leadership Program (IVLP) in the USA. Together with eleven other African women Ms. Hishoono recived an invitation by the US-State Department to be empowered as a Woman as Political Leaders.

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Election Observers 2014PROJECTS IN 2014


In 2014, Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) in collaboration with the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) and the Ministry of Regional and Local Government Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) worked on several projects.

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