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 Organisations in Namibia. Currently, it houses four partners of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF): The Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID), the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the Insight Namibia Magazine and the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN), whose staff also participated in the celebration.
Naita Hishoono, Director of NID, welcomed the guests with a speech and encouraged them to network with the House Partners at the House of Democracy. Presenter for the evening was Nangula Shejavali from IPPR, who moderated throughout the event.
The anniversary also served to introduce Nicole Bogott as the new head of the country office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Namibia. She was introduced by the Head of the Africa desk from Hanns Seidel Foundation Munich, Mr. Klaus Liepert.