Marginalized San Community Youth Trained
U.S. Ambassador Daughton recognized 20 San students representing the //Ana-jeh San Trust for participating in a five-week Art and Social Justice English Language Training Program during a graduation ceremony at the American Cultural Center.
Honeybee Production Project
Ambassador and Ms. Daughton’s visit to Peace Corps Volunteer Scott Richmond’s honeybee production project, Katima Mulilo. Pictured upper right, PCV Scott Richmond. Pictured lower left, PCV Sarah Rosen.
U.S. Ambassador visits U.S.-supported projects in Zambezi and Kavango
U.S.Ambassador Thomas Daughton visited U.S. Government supported projects in the Zambezi and Kavango East region.
U.S. Congressional Delegation to Visit Namibia
His Excellency President and Namibian leadership welcome the U.S. visiting delegation to a State Dinner at State HouseALSO: Story
5 week English training series for San students
The series is a platform to advance education and English Language skills of a target young audience, strengthen relationships with the San community for future programming and exchanges, and to give members of the marginalized San community a voice for their creative social justice messaging.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between our two militaries in combating HIV/AIDs. Through collaborative efforts of the U.S. and Namibian militaries, much has been achieved in the areas of infrastructure development, policy formulation, specialized training and more.
Combating HIV/AIDS is a priority for the United States. The President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, commonly referred to as PEPFAR, is a United States initiative started in 2003 to address the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and help save the lives of those suffering from the disease, primarily in Africa. The United States Department of Defense receives PEPFAR funding to conduct its own HIV/AIDS prevention programs. Those funds are what allowed us, through our implementing partner I-TECH, to work with you in combating HIV/AIDS within the Namibian Defense Forces.
The Minister of Rural and Urban Development, Sophia Shaningwa, together with the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the United States Embassy, John Kowalski, handed over certificates to five newly trained Namibian rescue instructors and 132 other emergency response personnel, in Windhoek on 18 April 2016. The RESPOND training program, which was funded with US$700,000 by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) was implemented by Rescue South Africa and trained a total of 316 Namibians in emergency response management.
"All of you are heros and your contribution will be evident as you train others to respond to disaster, to save lives and to enable Namibia to continue to prosper," highlighted the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy, John Kowalski in his remarks. He further thanked the Namibian government and her response staff for their unwavering dedication to the RESPOND initiative, which forms part of a US$23 million Disaster Risk Reduction Program supported by the United States government.
Also in attendance at the event was the First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy, Ms. Kaoru Yokotani, and the Chief of the Emergency Management Division, Raymond Kapia. The ceremony took place at the Windhoek Fire Department headquarters and was witnessed by approximately 100 people, most of whom belonged to the Namibian capital's emergency response units.
The U.S. Forest Service through the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID's) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) launched a one-week Incident Command System training to the Windhoek Fire Department and representatives of relevant ministries in the Namibian capital, on 11 April 2016.
The event was attended by Windhoek mayor Muesee Kazapua, who thanked the United States government for its continued support to Namibia in the field of disaster management.
Three Namibian young leaders received a personal surprise Tuesday, March 22 when U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton approached them at various locations around Windhoek to inform them that they have been selected from among 425 Namibian applicants to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States. Others received a personal phone call from Ambassador Daughton live from the studio of Radio Energy.
Reactions ranged from speechlessness to screams of joy and gratitude for the opportunity. Ambassador Daughton said to the Fellows about the program, “President Obama said recently that the Mandela Washington Fellowship is one of his proudest accomplishments.”
A delegation of U.S. elected representatives led by Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona visits Namibia February 19 – 20, 2016 as part of a four-country fact-finding mission in the region to better understand wildlife conservation and regional security issues in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. The delegation will meet with representatives of the government of Namibia, civil society organizations working in wildlife conservation, and partners collaborating in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
"Elections are vitally important, but make no mistake: elections cannot be the only moment for citizens to shape their future. People must be able to engage with their government and with their fellow citizens in political discussion and debate not just on Election Day, but every day."-Secretary Kerry discusses the opportunity and the challenges for democracy in Africa in the latest Dipnote blog.
Climate change is one of our most urgent, complex, and far-reaching challenges. It also presents opportunities to strengthen U.S. and global security and promote economic growth.
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