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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 programmes in Namibia. Current programmes include a domestic civil society election observation programme, political party training, civic and voter education, anti-corruption and study circle programmes.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

NID in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia held a public discussion focusing on remedies for anti-corruption measures in Namibia. The panelists included IPPR Namibia Executive Director Graham Hopwood, Associate Professor from NUST Prof Johannes Coetzee and AR activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma who provided the audience with vast examples...

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Beyond-Towards a future practice of remembrance

NID Executive Director Naita Hishoono participated in a conference organised by the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, in Germany. Participants included various academics and civil society actors who interrogated the crucial questions and culture around memory culture regarding anti-semitism, colonialism, racism, social justice and the skewe...

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NID in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia took learners from various secondary schools in Windhoek to participate in a civic education bootcamp.

The goal of this bootcamp was to provide the learners with knowledge, skills and the tools they need to participate in the development of their communities. Topics included Ethics, Good Governance, Leadership and Mental Health.  

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Today's public discussion in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia focused on the present labour laws and what has changed since Namibia's independence.Our panelists Dr Marvin Awarab, Mr Herbert Jauch and Ms Zenzi Awases shed light on gender inequality in the work place, the importance of trade unions and citizens knowing their right...

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STRENGTHENING GERMAN-NAMIBIAN RELATIONS...

In an attempt to reach an understanding about the colonial injustice NID Executive Director Ms Naita Hishoono, Ms Rakkel Andreas, Mr Uazuvara Ewald Kapombo Katjivena, Dr Kristin Platt, Prof Henning Melber, Mr Uwe Timm met and discussed the power relations between the two countries (Namibia & Germany) and solutions on how to move forward.The rep...

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REFLECTIONS OF A 32 YEAR OLD LABOUR LANDSCAPE: ARE WE STILL EXPLOITATIVE?

JOIN US AS WE UNPACK ORGANISATIONAL CULTURES AND THE EFFECTS THEREOF ON THE LIVES OF NAMIBIAN WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES  

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NID's Executive Director Naita Hishoono participated in a discussion at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin, on the book launch named "Colonial Past- Postcolonial Future?

Rethinking German-Namibian Relationships". The booked was edited by Dr. Kristin Platt and Prof. Henning Melber with contributions by Namibia and Germany politicians as well as Namibian authors. Hishoono contributed a chapter named "A Place under the Sun".

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Regional and local authorities play an important role in promoting economic development and providing citizens with basic services such as access to water, electricity, affordable housing, sanitation, public transport, quality education and healthcare services.

Last week the Namibia Institute for Democracy and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia hosted a capacity-building training for the Omaheke regional and local authority councillors. The overall objective of this training was to provide Councillors with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to effectively serve and provide services to their communiti...

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Various groups from civil society organisations met with the visiting reviewers from France, Uganda, and the UNODC at the Anti Corruption Commission of Namibia to discuss UNCAC implementation in Namibia.

It was a good discussion covering a range of issues including the independence of the ACC, deficiencies in the ACC Act, whistleblowing, procurement, weaknesses in the judicial system, the lack of resources for civic education, the lack of transparency on party political finance and the declaration of assets/conflict of interest.

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The nationwide Kurt-Böhme Speaker Competition took place at DHPS in August, where young speakers from different Namibian schools proved their talents

The ninth and eleventh graders made it to the jury - consisting of Dr. Andreas Götze ( Hitradio Namibia ), Naita Hishoono ( German Embassy Windhoek ), Erika von Wietersheim (journalist and author) and Jasko Rust ( Namibia Institute for Democracy ) - anything but easy. Congratulations to our eloquent DHPS students Maike Metzger (grade 11) and Gabrie...

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Spot the Difference 3rd Edition

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Spot The Difference 3rd Edition Launched!

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Namibia Fact Check

Namibia Fact Check is an initiative that aims to verify public statements and media reports. Claims will be fact checked for accuracy using credible data and information.

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Millenium Development Goals (SDG) goals assist not only NID, but most GRN-institutions, businesses and NGOs to make the world a fairer place to live in.

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