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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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Civic Education Training in Khorixas

Mr. Panduleni Nghipandulwa engaging the youth of Khorixas.
On the 29th - 30th of September 2020, NID hosted a civic education workshop for various youth groups in Khorixas. The overall objective of the programme was to educate young people about the Namibian Constitution, our governance process and structures, the different types of elections in Namibia, as well as the role, rights and responsibilities of ...
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The Role of NID in Supporting Namibia's Election Process

Today on Good Morning Namibia, Panduleni Nghipandulwa and Ricardo Goagoseb disussed NID's role in supporting the election process. #NamibiaVotes2020
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Voter Education Training

Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), recently hosted a Voter’s Education Programme for young people in Namibia. The overall objective of the programme was to educate the youth about the election process and the importance of voting, with a particular focus on the upcoming Regional Council and...
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Women's Month Session with Innv8e Pty

The Director of NID, Ms. Naita Hishoono, was recently featured in the Women's Month Session and Newsletter of Innv8e (Pty) Ltd. See the video below.
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Civic Education Programme

NID is currently hosting a Civic Education Programme for secondary school learners in the Khomas Region. The purpose of the intervention is to teach participants about their role, rights and responsibilities as citizens. The programme further aims to provide learners with tools that will enable them to contribute to the social, political and econom...
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The Youth and Church as Democratic Influencers

Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN), hosted a Civic Education workshop for pastors and youth leaders in Otjiwarongo. The overall objective of this workshop was to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to actively pa...
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Civic Education Boot Camp 2020

The Namibia Institute for Democracy in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, hosted the second Civic Education Bootcamp with learners from Dr Lemmer, M & K Gertze and Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School. The intervention was held at Hodygos Training Center in Okahandja of which only 16 participants could attend due to the restrictions imposed by ...
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Effects of COVID-19 on Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Namibia's education system. NID recently hosted another public discussion forum to examine the effects of the state of emergency and lockdown on primary, secondary and tertiary education. Our esteemed speakers for this event were Ms. Seno Namwandi, who is the Director of Intellectual Property at the I...
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Governance in times of COVID-19

NID just hosted another online public discussion forum in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Namibia Commumity Broadcasters Network and College of the Arts. The topic of the discussion was 'Governance in times of COVID-19'. The overall objective of the event was to examine the effects that the pandemic has had on Namibia's governan...
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Human Rights in a State of Emergency

Namibia Institute for Democracy, in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation and Base 106.2 FM, recently hosted an online public discussion forum on 'Human Rights in a State of Emergency'. The purpose of the discussion was to explore the effects of the state of emergency and lockdown on our fundamental rights as citizens. The guest speakers for the...
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NID office closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of the ongoing health crisis caused by the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus we have decided to close our office until the end of next week to ensure the health and well-being of our staff as well as our partners and donors. We are going to continue our work from home, if you need to get in contact with us just send us an email or c...
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Civic Education Boot Camp

NID recently hosted a Civic Education Boot Camp in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The overall objective of the Boot Camp was to deepen school-going learners' knowledge on democracy, the rule of law, good governance, elections in Namibia, as well as advocacy and lobbying. The event, which took place at the Hodygos training center in O...
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Civic Education Workshops in Rehoboth

NID conducted a Civic Education Programme for learners at M&K Gertze and Dr. Lemmer secondary schools in Rehoboth. The main objective was to empower learners who are part of student leadership bodies within their schools. It was interesting to observe that the participants were eager to learn more about their role, rights and responsibilities a...
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Civic Education workshops in full swing!

Civic Education workshop at Jacob Marengo Secondary School
 Just like last year, we are continuing our civic education workshops for school learners in the new year. We are working together with five different schools in Windhoek and are in the process of expanding our programme to the Hardap region, more specifically to Rehoboth.The programme consists of three separate sessions of two hours each in w...
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Attention: Scam emails in circulation!

NID is very sorry to inform you that there are currently emails from fake accounts that use names of our employees in circulation. Do not click on any links or open any documents!Check the "more details" tab in your email programme to make sure the email originated from one of our email-accounts. If you are in doubt, feel free to contact us for ver...
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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 2...
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"Finally, Namibia needs a thermometer for the election fever outbreak among the youth!"

As part of our election observer programme we also trained over 30 media observers. They were tasked with monitoring the whole election process (pre-, election day and past-election period) from a media perspective and creating content for traditional as well as social media.This is an essay written by one of our media observers, Lucia Mulundileni,...
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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 p...
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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 sta...
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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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The continuation of NID's Civic Education Program

Workshop at Khomastura Highschool
Yesterday we continued our civic education program and conducted the second of a total of three sessions at the Khomastura Highschool in Khomasdal, Windhoek. The focus of this second visit was to educate the learners about the structure of the political system of Namibia after they have learned about the constitution and their rights as citizens on...
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Voters apathy

Voters apathy remains a growing concern amongst young people in Namibia. Statistics from the Electoral Commission of Namibia indicate that in the 2014 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, the youth vote constituted 45% of the votes cast. This is despite the fact that the youth constitutes 65% of Namibia's registered voters. Namibia Institu...
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Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organisations

NID recently conducted a Civil Society Support Program (CSSP) for local non-governmental organisations. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) often lack the institutional capacity to play a meaningful role in the development of Namibia's economy. This hampers CSOs' ability to meaningfully interact with various stakeholders and successfully i...
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i-Vote Namibia

Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Namibia Media Holdings (NMH) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), are hosting an I-Vote Namibia Campaign. The overall objective of the campaign is to provide the public with important information regarding the elections, as well as to encourage young people to participate in the upcoming elections.

The I-Vote Namibia Campaign will continue running throughout October and November 2019.

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Namibia Institute for Democracy visited Khorab Secondary School in Otavi to conduct a Civic Education Programme

Workshop at Khorab Secondary School

On the 5th of September 2019, Namibia Institute for Democracy visited Khorab Secondary School in Otavi to conduct a Civic Education Programme. The overall objective of the intervention was to teach learners about their role, rights and responsibilities as citizens. The programme further aimed to educate the youth about Namibia's governance process and structures.

The initiative was well received by learners and teachers!

 

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Namibia Institute for Democracy recently conducted a civic education training at Otjikondo Primary School

The learners were taught about democracy, the Namibian Constitution, three branches of government and human rights through fun, practical group activities. The workshop, which took place on the 3rd and 4th of September 2019, was attended by students in Grades 5, 6 and 7.

 

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NID on the NBC Talk of the Nation Panel

Namibia Institute for Democracy was recently invited to be part of a panel discussion on NBC Talk of the Nation. 

As we gear towards the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly Elections, ECN and its stakeholders are conducting one of the most important pre-election events, voter's education. In every election, voter and civic education are necessary to ensure that all constituents, including first time voters, understand their rights, the political system, the contestants, as well as where and how to vote. 

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Civic Education for Learners Boot-Camp 2019

Namibia Institute for Democracy, in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, recently conducted a Civic Education Boot Camp at Rock Lodge Training Center. The main objective of the boot camp was to provide the learners with an in-depth understanding of Namibia’s governance process and structures, to teach the pupils how to think critically and i...
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NID at United Nations Convention against Corruption and the Implementation

First Secretary to the Namibian Embassy in Ethiopia, AvShalom Nghifititeko (left) , The Executive Director of the Namibia Insititute for Democracy, Naita Hishoono (Middle) and Alex Zambwa from the Ministry of Justice in Namibia.(Right))
The Namibia Insitute for Democracy was present at the convention against Corruption and the Implementation Review Mechanism hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC) and United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) Civil Society(CSO) which was held on the 8th -12th of April 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.In the photo a...
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Women's Breakfast

The Namibia Institute for Democracy hosted a Women's Breakfast on Thursday 7 March, 2019. It was held at the Lemon Tree Restaurant, Eros in honour of International Women's Day under the theme “Women, Democracy and Elections".The event was filled with 50 aspiring women from diverse backgrounds and sectors. The Speakers included Honourable Councillor...
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The First Lady of Namibia with NID at Kasi Vibe.

 The Namibia Institute for democracy was present at the Kasi Vibe festival which is held quarterly every year. The festival gives a platform to entrepreneurship, innovation, youth empowerment, brand building and connecting different people from all walks of life to showcase ideas and business.NID used this platform to reach the younger generat...
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Press Release for the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia.

The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) launched the 3rd edition of the Guide to Civil Society in Namibia. The much anticipated launch was held Wednesday morning 13th February 2019 at the House of Democracy. It had members of Civil Society and the donor community excited for the newly revised ve...
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Civic Education workshop for Pastors, Teachers and Youth Leaders

Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN), hosted a Civic Education workshop for pastors, teachers and youth leaders. The overall objective of this workshop was to equip participants with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to actively involve...
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Same Same but different (SSBD)

Same Same but different (SSBD)  is an initiative that brings together sixteen (16) young Germans and Namibians in a space where they can deal with the image of themselves and others;  other cultures,  discuss prejudices and discover commonalities. This particular group of Germans and Namibians will experience cultural differences&nbs...
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International Day of Peace

Namibia Institute for Democracy joined other African Delegates at the International Day of Peace Celebrations hosted in China this year. The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on the 21st of September. Established in 1981 by a United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to com...
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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 a...
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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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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 a...
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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 Or...
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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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