Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp 2015
Taati and Friends (African Dolls Business) scoops the 1st prize of the Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Namibia Pitching competition, 2nd prize Josef Van Der Westhuizen (Remnant couture) and 3rd prize Alistair Aspara (Renewable energy).
Namibia YALI Fellows on the Road
Namibia 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders determined to increase applications for 2016 cohort through Townhall meetings across the country.
MWF Feature on NBC-TV Talk Show
2015 Mandela Washington Fellow Onesmus Shoombe highlighted his experience as a persistent MWF applicant (in 2014 and 2015) who was successfully selected on his second try.
Namibian YALI Fellows interviewed by local Radio Station
Three of five YALI Namibia Fellows who recently returned from the United States after taking part in a six-week leadership programme appeared on Radio Energy to talk about their experience and meeting President Barack Obama
2015 Mandela Washington Fellows Town Hall
Namibia 2014/2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship shared their experiences with prospective 2016 YALI applicants at a Town Hall at the American Cultural Center.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton visited Oshaango Clinic near Eenhana Wednesday, August 12, 2015 to honor the hard work of the three nurses working to cover an area with 7,000 Namibians. The clinic currently caters for 774 patients on anti-retroviral medication to treat HIV. The U.S. government supports the efforts of Oshaango Clinic through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR).
U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton extended an invitation to Eenhana area youth to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network begun by U.S. President Barack Obama to help connect young African leaders and ultimately, to empower them to increase economic opportunity, accountability, and equality across the African continent. Ambassador Daughton discussed the benefits of YALI, exchange programs and small grants funding opportunities during a dialogue hosted by the TATE Institute of Technology in Eenhana on Tuesday, August 11.
U.S. Government Hosts Training for Magistrates Nationwide
The U.S. Embassy in Windhoek has hosted training for Namibian Magistrates from all the fourteen regions of the country this week entitled "Judicial Professionalism and Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement." U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton and visiting U.S. Judges recognized participating Namibian magistrates in a brief closing and certificate ceremony at the NamPower Convention Centre in Windhoek. Training has been designed to give technical assistance to strengthen Namibia’s justice sector infrastructure, assist with case management skills development, and emphasize a team approached to fighting crime. The training has been sponsored by the U.S. government as part of a collaboration between Namibia's judiciary, the U.S. Office of the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) and the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property section (CCIPS).
The U.S. Government, in partnership with Namibia’s Ministry of Finance and Namibia’s Customs & Excise, launched a powerful new tool to increase and facilitate cross-border trade. The "Namibia Trade Information Portal" is a web-based platform that provides an authoritative "one-stop shop" of readily accessible trade, customs and compliance information. It is designed to significantly reduce the time and effort required for local and international traders to access current information and documentation required for doing business. The portal is the culmination of many years of collaboration between government of Namibia agencies and ministries and the U.S. government, working through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Southern Africa Trade Hub Project.
U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton met with administrators of The International University of Management (IUM) to explore opportunities for continued educational cooperation between the United States and Namibia. IUM Founder Dr. David Richard Namwandi welcomed Ambassador Daughton and his team.
"We share the same ambition to help develop a skilled workforce that can meet Namibia’s economic and social development needs," said Ambassador Daughton.
"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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