Vision & Mission
The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), founded in 1991, implements a range of civic education, civil society development, socio-political survey and research and anti-corruption programmes in Namibia. Funded by a variety of donors, these programmes all aim to strengthen civil society and the public’s capacity to interact with government at all levels in an informed manner, to strengthen democratic institutions, and to provide opportunities for the exchange of public opinion and the support of public debate.
Who are we
The NID is governed by a Board of Directors composed of representatives of different political backgrounds as well as civil society and the private sector. Through partnerships and coalitions with other institutions and organisations from government, civil society and the private sector who assist in programme implementation, the NID has managed to keep its staff component small, leading to a savings of cost which can be utilised for programme implementation instead. Such partnerships have also ensured that programme objectives have been generally exceeded.
The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) has, since its inception, received funding for specific programmes from the following institutions:
The aim of NID’s 3 month internship programme is to grant students at Namibian and international tertiary institutions the opportunity to acquire practical experience in an organisation conducting a range of socio-economic research and civic education programmes, and to gain in-depth practical knowledge of the democratic governance process.