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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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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 ve...
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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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"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 ...
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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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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 Fact Check

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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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