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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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Civic Education Boot Camp 2021

The NID Civic Education Boot Camp aims to provide school-going learners with an in-depth understanding of democracy, human rights, the rule of law, good governance and leadership. A combination of 20 learners from Hage Geingob, Immanuel Shifidi, Khomastura and Jacob Marengo Secondary schools were selected to participate in this event, which took pl...
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NID Donates 100 Home Solar Systems

NID, in partnership with ExxonMobil, recently donated 100 home solar systems to the children of the Kunene region.This forms part of an initiative called 'Learning at Home with Nali', which aims to help create a conducive home learning environment for school-going learners. The official handover ceremony was initiated by the Mayor of the Opuwo Town...
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NID Meets the Oshana Regional Council

NID Programme Manager of Civic Education, Mr. Panduleni Nghipandulwa, pictured with the Oshana Regional Councilor, Honorable Andreas Uutoni.
NID Programme Manager for Civic Education, Mr. Panduleni Nghipandulwa, pictured with the Oshana Regional Councilor, Honorable Andreas Uutoni.  
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Capacity-Building Training for Constituency Development Committees in the Omusati and Oshana Regions

Honorable Councilor of the Ongwediva Constituency, Honorable Andreas Uutoni addressing the participants.
Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) recently hosted a capacity-building training for members of the Ongwediva Constituency Development Committee (CDC). This event was hosted in partnership with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and the University of Namibia (UNAM). The overall objective of this initiative was to provide CDC members...
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Happy International Women's Day

On the 8th of March 2021, NID hosted an event in celebration of International Women's Day. The annual Women's Day Breakfast, which was hosted in Windhoek, was funded by the European Union (EU) and Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF).  
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Empowering the Okahao and Onesi Constituency Development Committees

NID conducted a capacity-building training for the Okahao and Onesi Constituency Development Committees. This intervention aimed to capacitate the participants, by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute effectively to the development of their communities. This event, which was facilitated by Mr. Panduleni Nghipandulwa, wa...
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81 observers, 9 regions, 22 constituencies and 2 national elections

During the recent Presidential and National Assembly Elections in November 81 election observers trained by NID monitored the voting process on the ground. They were deployed in nine of Namibia's regions: Kharas, Khomas, Erongo, Ohangwena , Omaheke, Omusati, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, and finally Zambezi. In those nine regions they covered a total of ...
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Public Discussion Forum - The Youth as Agents of Social Change

PDF at Katutura Community Arts Centre
Yesterday afternoon NID, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the College of the Arts organized a public discussion forum at the Katutura Community Arts Centre. This time the exciting topic was "The youth as democratic influencers and agents of change". We were lucky to have two excellent guest speakers, Pius Ikwambi and Joseph Nehemia. Around 30 young ...
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Semiar on Principles of Financial Management

Group Shot: Seminar on Princicples of Financial Management
Last week we hosted another seminar as part of our Civil Society Support Program. The five-day workshop on Principles of Financial Management was facilitated by Dr. Erisher Woyo and generously supported by our partners at the US Embassy Namibia. The aim of the workshop was to provide a practical approach to Financial Management for non-financial st...
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Election observer workshop for the media

Group shot media election observers
Last Saturday NID together with the British High Commission hosted the third out ouf four sessions of an election observer workshop for the media. The next session will be held on the 2nd of November! The 27 participants will observe the elections from a media perspective. Their responsibilities include the publication of pre-election, Election Day...
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