Source: Rich Africa Consultancy |

Namibia’s International Energy Conference set for 20th – 22nd April 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia to drive investment into an energy mix

Under the theme, ‘The Energy Mix: Positioning for Investment, industrialization and Growth’, this thought leadership event will convene energy stakeholders with investors and international partners

The 4th edition of the Namibia’s International Energy Conference will be held from 20th – 22nd April 2022 in Windhoek, Namibia, organized by Rich Africa Consultancy (RichAfricaCo.com). It is going to be the official meeting place for the energy industry. The two-day flagship event will be held under the patronage…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

SIDA-funded Project to Boost Science, Technology and Innovation Launches in Tanzania

Tanzania is one of six pilot countries taking part in the project, alongside Congo, Ghana, Namibia, Sierra-Leone and Zimbabwe

On 5 July 2021, the project Strengthening STI Systems for Sustainable Development in Africa got underway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The project launched at a multi-stakeholder consultation meeting, attended by about 50 participants representing government ministries and policy-making bodies, research and ethics regulatory bodies, the private sector and local communities. The…

Source: Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Removal of special entry restrictions for arrivals from Southern Africa

The special measures targeted travellers arriving from South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Malawi

The special entry restrictions that were introduced for travellers arriving from 8 countries in Southern Africa at the end of November will be removed. The measures were introduced to limit and delay the spread of the Omicron variant. The Norwegian Government is keeping the strict general entry restrictions that apply…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Namibia |

Community Adherence Groups (CAGs) bring hope to those living with HIV

CAGs are one of the Differentiated Services Delivery models that the MoHSS offers to support their goal of providing patient-centered care

The air was dry, the cloudless sky blue, and the road dusty in the quiet sleepy town of Outjo. With the sun shining mercilessly, hot air blew through the community hall’s windows and wide-open doors on the side and back of the hall.  In this hall situated in Damara location…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

UNAIDS Board Closes After Making Bold Decisions on Societal Enablers and Ending HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination as a Pivotal Part of Ending Inequalities and AIDS

The PCB representative of the nongovernmental organization delegation addressed the Board on the key importance of scaling up work on societal enablers in the HIV response

The 49th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), which commenced on 7 December 2021, closed on 10 December. In her opening remarks to the meeting, the UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima, thanked the Honourable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, Minister of Health of Namibia for Namibia’s leadership as PCB chair and reflected on…

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The Ministry of Health and Social Services in Namibia held its Health Sector Performance review

Based on the findings of the review, a national policy dialogue will examine the key strategic issues identified

The Ministry of Health and Social Services in Namibia in collaboration with its development partners led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is conducting a Health Sector performance review that will cover the period 2009 to date. Building on the last review in 2008, the overall objective of this review…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Workshop: Development of the Policy Framework on Namibian research outputs and Journal Accreditation

An Interim National Steering Committee was established by MHETI to provide expert advice and drive the development of the policy on Namibian Research outputs and Journal Accreditation

About 30 stakeholders from academia, government and NGOs attended the first consultation workshop on the development of the policy framework on Namibian Research outputs and Journal Accreditation from 27-28 October 2021 in Otjiwarongo. The consultation jointly organized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation (MHETI) and National Commission on…

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Source: U.S. Embassy in Namibia |

Statement by Chargé d’Affaires Jess Long on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

More than one in three women experience such violence during their lifetimes, and even more sadly, it is often at the hands of someone they love

In recognition of November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I want to send a clear message and support all the other voices who are saying the same thing:  violence against women and girls must end now. Globally, more than one in three women…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

Launch of Namibia’s Revised National Science, Technology And Innovation Policy

The revised policy was officially launched on 15 October, in the presence of the Minister of Higher education, technology and innovation (MHETI) and high-level officials, including from UNESCO and the UN.

The Ministry of Higher Education, Technology and Innovation (MHETI), in collaboration with national STI stakeholders, launched a consultative process that led to the revised and updated National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (NSTIP) 2020-2030. The revised policy was officially launched on 15 October, in the presence of the Minister of…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Polio Surveillance in Namibia

Namibia has 414 disease Surveillance Sites and of these 66 are categorized as high priority sites requiring weekly visits, 83 are medium, requiring bi-monthly visit and 265 are classified as low priority requiring a monthly visit

Namibia was certified polio free since October 2008 and had continued routine and national immunization campaigns to maintain its polio free status. However, the country remains at high risk for vaccine derived polio viruses due to low detection of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases in the bordering regions which is used…