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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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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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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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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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