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 programs in Namibia. Funded by a variety of donors, these programs 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 organizations from government, civil society and the private sector who assist in program implementation, the NID has managed to keep its staff component small, leading to a savings of cost which can be utilized for program implementation instead. Such partnerships have also ensured that program objectives have been generally exceeded.
The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) has, since its inception, received funding for specific programs from the following institutions:
The aim of NID’s 3 month internship program is to grant students at Namibian and international tertiary institutions the opportunity to acquire practical experience in an organization conducting a range of socio-economic research and civic education programs, and to gain in-depth practical knowledge of the democratic governance process.