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MICT holds cybersecurity awareness workshop

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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) held a training workshop on cybersecurity awareness to equip media practitioners with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the digital landscape securely.

The training , titled "Provisional Agenda on Cybersecurity," underscored the importance of understanding and mitigating cyber threats that are increasingly prevalent in today's interconnected world.

The initiative is not just about protecting organisational data but also empowering individuals to safeguard their personal information online.

Deadline for SIM card registration will not be extended further

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The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelenga, says the policy, mandating SIM card registration, was adopted to mitigate security concerns, address crime, and enable the application of digital services.

In 2022, Namibia recorded more than 2.7 million cyberattacks.

This is one of the reasons why the Namibian government complied with an international framework that mandates Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registration.

MICT to develop National Digital Strategy 

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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) is developing a National Digital Strategy to unlock various opportunities and fast-track Namibia's digital transformation.

The strategy will guide the nation in leveraging digital technologies for sustainable development, economic growth, and social progress.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology Emma Theofelus says the ministry remains steadfast in its commitment to drive Namibia's digitalization agenda in alignment with the strategic plan.

Youth urged to explore untapped opportunities

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The Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Technology says Namibian youth need to explore opportunities that are not mainstreamed.

Emma Theofelus was speaking at NANSO's youth engagement on international opportunities held in Windhoek.

The country, Theofelus says, is faced with an oversupply of particular professions, which in some instances has led to a high number of unemployed graduates.

Theofelus further says that scholarships in the green hydrogen project are some of the opportunities to pursue.

MICT launches National Symbols campaign

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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology launched its National Symbols Campaign at Rundu.

The campaign aims to create awareness about the protocols and significance of the country's national symbols, which are often not respected by some.

The launch of the national symbols campaign started off with a march from the Governor's Office.

During the campaign, the Police Force gave a demonstration on how to properly hoist and handle the Namibian and AU flags.

Media Officers urged to focus on positive stories

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The Executive Director of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), Dr. Audrin Mathe, is urging Information and Media Officers working for the Ministry to focus on the positive stories about development in Namibia.

The ED was speaking at a refresher workshop for Information and Media Officers about revamping government publications to bring information closer to the people.

Dr. Mathe says the job of MICT writers is to paint a positive picture of what is happening in the country.

MICT takes part in e-Governance conference

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The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) is taking part in the e-Governance conference in Tallinn, Estonia.

The conference, which focuses on digital innovation and its role in driving social change and transformation, brings together decision-makers, policy implementers, and donors to discuss the future of digital governance.

In an interview with nbc News, Shoki Kandjimi, a Senior Public Relations Officer at MICT, highlighted Namibia's objectives for attending the conference.

Government communication officers move to full implementation as gatekeepers

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Following the recent signing of the Access to Information Act by President Hage Geingob, government communication officers are convening a week-long meeting towards moving to full implementation, as gatekeepers of their respective ministries and institutions.

The workshop was officially opened by Information and Communication Technology Minister, Peya Mushelenga.

Dr Mushelenga noted that the Access to Information Act is an achievement signifying Government's commitment to democracy and transparency in management and information dissemination.