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Namibia warned of risks in the oil, gas, and green hydrogen sectors

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Namibia has been warned against the inherent risks associated with developments in the oil and gas sector and the emergence of the green hydrogen sector and to remain vigilant.

The risks associated with the emerging opportunities, among others, are illicit financial flows, money laundering, corruption, and terrorism financing.

The Governor of the Bank of Namibia, Johannes !Gawaxab, sounded the warning at the launch of the Financial Intelligence Centre Annual Report.

Kunene Governor advocates for inclusion of school dropouts in green hydrogen projects

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Kunene Governor Marius Sheya says green hydrogen opportunities offered to young people in the region have not been responsive to the needs of school drop-outs.

Sheya is advocating for their inclusion in future projects.

Sheya is leading a delegation, which includes members of the Kunene Regional Council and local authorities.

The group is on a benchmarking visit to green hydrogen projects in the Erongo Region.

Eduaction key to preparing learners for green hydrogen opportunities

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Education is the key to accessing opportunities for development presented by both the Namibian government and through the country's natural resources.

This was said by Swapo Party member Verna Sinimbo at Sifuha Village in the Zambezi Region.

Addressing community members at Sinufa village as the political leader assigned to the Kabbe North district in the Zambezi Region, Sinimbo underlined the importance of education in preparing children to take advantage of opportunities in the fields, especially green hydrogen, and the oil and gas industry in Namibia.

Namibia plans to manufacture a dual-fuel green hydrogen train

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Namibia is working with its neighbours to provide a new gateway for modern trade and low-carbon industrial opportunities, placing Namibia and the region as frontrunners in the global green hydrogen economy.

Namibia plans to manufacture a dual-fuel green hydrogen train connecting 1,100 kilometres of rail to service 300 million Africans, not just the three million at home.

The Green Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe, who was speaking at Walvis Bay, says the rail connection will need a coordinated, integrated strategic business plan from Trans-Namib and Namport.

Namibia, Belgium's first green hydrogen fuel station inaugurated

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Namibia and Belgium have made history by inaugurating the first green hydrogen fuel station and production plant near Walvis Bay.

President Nangolo Mbumba and the King of Belgium lauded the Cleanergy Solutions initiative, which has positioned Namibia as a frontrunner in the global green hydrogen economy.

Cleanergy Solutions Namibia is a joint venture between local companies Ohlthaver and List Group and Belgian CMB Tech.

Six months ago, when the late President Hage Geingob visited the site, there was slight progress.

Namibia and Belgium Inaugurate first green hydrogen fuel station

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Namibia and Belgium have made history by inaugurating the first green hydrogen fuel station and production plant near Walvis Bay.

President Nangolo Mbumba and the King of the Belgians lauded the Cleanergy Solutions initiative, which has positioned Namibia as a frontrunner in the global green hydrogen economy.

Cleanergy Solutions Namibia is a joint venture between local company Ohlthaver and List Group and Belgian CMB Tech.

Six months ago, when the late President Hage Geingob visited the site, there was slight progress.

NUST satellite campus at Luderitz to become Green Hydrogen research hub

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The Namibia University of Technology and Science (NUST) satellite campus at Luderitz is set to become the green hydrogen research hub. 

Professor Samuel John, Green Hydrogen Research Coordinator for NUST, said this in an interview with nbc News.

Professor John says planning in partnership with the RheinMain University of Applied Science in Germany has already started to transform the NUST satellite campus into a green hydrogen research hub. 

Environmental projects require a more sustainable grant investment model - EIF

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) says there is a need to unlock a grant investment model that can sustain environmental projects for communities beyond their funding cycle. 

Benedict Libanda said this during an information-sharing session at the Government Information Centre.

Libanda says at least 35% to 40% of the environmentally sustainable projects for communities funded by the EIF face sustainability challenges. 

Luderitz prepares for emerging industries

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Luderitz Town Council is racing to upgrade the ageing electricity, water, sewerage, and transport infrastructure in preparation for the expected green hydrogen, oil, and gas industries. 

This is among the myriad of developments revealed during President Nangolo Mbumba's visit to the town.

The upgrading of the infrastructure is against the realisation that the ageing facilities are putting a strain on the services of the town, coupled with population growth.