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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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Guide to Civil Society in Namibia 3rd Edition

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) in collaboration with the Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF) will be publishing the "Guide to Civil Society in Namibia 3rd Edition"  The Guide is compiled to provide an overview of the mandate and activities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Namibia, together with their contact details ...
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President Hage G. Geingob meets with NID

President Hage G. Geingob recently met with leaders from Civil Society to network, provide feedback and discuss preparations for the 38th SADC Leadership Summit. The State House visit for Non-Governmental Organizations was facilitated by the Namibian Office of the President. Since taking over the SADC Chairmanship in August 2018, President Geingob ...
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Same Same But Different

The Namibia Institute for Democracy, in collaboration with Free Your Mind and Welwitschia e.V., has launched the Same Same But Different initiative. The programme sees eight Namibian and eight German youth engage in a dynamic space in which their understanding of humanity, society and each other will be tested to the limits. The aim of the project ...
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The Belt & Road Initiative

The Namibia Institute for Democracy, Hanns Seidel Foundation and Institute for Public Policy Research met with representatives from the China Centre for Contemporary World Studies at the House of Democracy on the 30th of July 2018. The aim of this meeting was to establish how Namibian Think Tanks can collaborate with Chinese Think Tanks on the One ...
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Political Party Training

In view of the National and Presidential elections scheduled for November 2019 in Namibia, the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) has embarked on a political party strengthening programme which, in a non-partisan manner, assists party officials in preparing their campaigns and managing their media profiles, as well as providing information relat...
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The Civic Education Programme

The Namibia Institute for Democracy was granted permission by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education to conduct a Civic Education Programme in Schools between the dates 28 May to 25 June 2018. The Civic Education Programme aimed to identify how familiar learners are with the Governance Process and also help them understand their roles...
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NID 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. The partnership ...
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'Spot the difference' now available for free download

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) aims to increase public participation in Namibia’s democratic institutions in order to deepen the institutionalisation of democracy. The NID’s voter education campaign was launched under the theme “I-Vote Namibia”. The campaign is a reminder to the people of Namibia that voting is conducted in the interest ...
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NID introduces EU-Project at DRFN Public Dialogue

On the 10th of November 2015, NID participated in a public dialogue on the topic of “Promoting Integrity and Accountability through the Application of the Integrity Management Toolbox”. The event was organised by the Desert Research Foundation (DRFF) in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Commission Namibia (ACC) and funded by the Embassy of Fin...
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EU-Ambassador and NID meet Regional & Local Authorities in Kunene Region

In the context of the EU-funded project „Strengthening the interaction between Civil Society and Regional and Local Authorities in Namibia“, NID organised a meeting between Her Excellency Mrs. Jana Hybaskova (Ambassador-designate of the European Union to the Republic of Namibia), EU Programme Manager Lucia Lacalle and the Regional & Local Autho...
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House of Democracy celebrates anniversary

On the 25. of June, more than 100 guests from government, civil society, state-owned enterprises, private entities, youth and the general public came together to celebrate the first anniversary of the House of Democracy in Windheok. The House of Democracy opened its doors in 2014; ever since then, it provides a home for different Non-Governmental O...
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