Sasscal, UNAM Collaborate on green hydrogen implementation process

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Stakeholders in the implementation process of Green Hydrogen, Sasscal and the University of Namibia shared with nbc-news the role they play in the implementation process of green hydrogen projects.

Sasscal plays a role in fund sourcing and continuous training, whereas UNAM plays a pivotal role in the research of green hydrogen projects.

Africa needs to manufacture vaccines locally

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There is a need for Africa to locally manufacture vaccines and fill immunisation gaps.

Currently, Africa imports 99 percent of its vaccines.

Moreover, more than 90 percent of medicines and medical devices are imported.

This situation has proven to be a challenge in Namibia and other nations during pandemics such as COVID-19, monkeypox, and Ebola.

This is concerning and raises questions about the preparedness for future pandemics, emphasising the importance of partnerships and collaboration.

Police Inspector General urges cadet constables to embrace professionalism

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Police Inspector General Joseph Shikongo has urged 818 cadet constables who are undergoing training at the Ruben Danger Ashipala Training Centre to be professional when they are deployed to various stations.

The cadets will graduate on May 3rd.

Emphasising the values of professionalism and selflessness, Lieutenant General Shikongo called upon the cadets to serve all Namibians and foreigners impartially, transcending ethnic and political boundaries.

President Mbumba calls for educational exchanges with Finland

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President Nangolo Mbumba has advocated for educational exchanges and training between Namibia and Finland, particularly in the new oil and gas industries. 

His comments came during a meeting with a parliamentary delegation from Finland at the State House.

The Finnish parliamentarians are visiting Namibia for a series of meetings with their local counterparts to discuss various issues affecting the two countries.

Merck Foundation grants scholarships to train Namibian doctors

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The Merck Foundation of Germany has provided scholarships to train 68 local medical doctors in Namibia.

During the Merck Foundation Annual Summit in Windhoek, members of Namibia's Alumni Association expressed their gratitude.

With advances in technology and the emergence of new diseases, medical practitioners need to continue upskilling, especially in developing countries. 

Hence, the Merck Foundation's philanthropic arm, Merch KGAA, Germany, which aims to improve the health and well-being of people, offered scholarships to medical professionals.

Blue Sea Fishing Company fishermen to receive personal finance skills training

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The Secretary General of the Mining, Metal, Maritime, and Construction Union, Joseph ||Garoeb, says that fishermen employed by Blue Sea Fishing Company on the Estai Vessel will receive training on personal finance skills and financial wellness to equip them to better manage their finances as their salaries increase.

This was highlighted by ||Garoeb during the two-year wages and conditions signing agreement between the company and the union at Walvis Bay.

NANSO launches Access to Higher and Vocational Education Campaign

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Namibia National Students Organisation (NANSO) has officially launched the "Access to Higher and Vocational Education Campaign," aiming to revolutionise student funding through political discourse. 

The campaign underscores a commitment to affordable, accessible, equitable, and quality higher education. Help desks will be established in all higher learning institutions nationwide to assist students and trainees with their concerns and inquiries.

NSCO 2023 opens opportunity to offenders

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A brighter future awaits four offenders who are incarcerated at the Windhoek Correctional Facility after they competed and bagged two silver medals at a recent 3rd National Skills Competition (NSCO) at Ongwediva.

The performance and sportsmanship displayed by the offenders left a mark on the Deputy Executive Director in the Ministry of Higher Education, Training, and Innovation, Dr. Raimo Naanda, who, in his personal capacity, sourced sponsorships to enable them to further their abilities once they are released.

All systems go for upcoming National Skills Competition

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Despite encountering a few challenges, such as the short supply of materials and equipment in the northern regions, the steering committee of the third National Skills Competition is optimistic that all will be set for the competition on Tuesday.

Speaking to nbc News, the chairperson of the committee, Tobias Nambala, says the procurement of some materials in the northern regions has been a challenge.

He said some of the equipment was damaged during the transportation process from Windhoek.

Police, Media trained to coexist

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The Namibian Police, in conjunction with UNESCO, concluded a training of trainers workshop titled 'Project on Training Security Forces in Promoting Freedom of Expression and the Safety of Journalists'.

Over 54 participants were trained at the Israel Patrick Iyambo Police College in the capital.

Among the training's main aims were to improve the working relationship between media and law enforcement agencies and reinforce citizen trust in the police force.