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NSI launches five year integrated strategic business plan

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The Namibian Standards Institution (NSI) has reaffirmed its commitment to protect consumers and the environment by strengthening and developing the country's national quality infrastructure in accordance with international best practices.

The Head of Metrology at NSI, Simasiku Matali, said this at the NSI 15-year celebration and launch of their five-year integrated strategic business plan, which coincided with the commemoration of World Metrology Day in Windhoek.

NCHE launches National Graduate Survey

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The Namibia Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has officially launched its National Graduate Survey, targeting graduates from various institutions of higher learning. 

The survey will evaluate the impact of higher education on graduates' career trajectories and employment status.

The survey will engage with and obtain feedback from graduates regarding the study programmes, study provisions, and conditions they experienced, as well as their employability and mobility post-graduation.

Global Fund, MoHSS launch Grand Cycle 7

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The Global Fund and the Ministry of Health and Social Services have launched Grand Cycle 7 for the next three years.

With this support, Namibia aims to end HIV/AIDS as a public health threat by 2026, attain HIV epidemic control by 2028, decrease the burden of TB, and achieve zero indigenous malaria cases by 2027.

Since 2004, the Global Fund has disbursed over US$391 million, equivalent to more than N$7 billion.

It has recently approved a three-year Grant Cycle 7 valued at over N$672 million and an additional N$297 million for the COVID-19 Response Mechanism.

Shaper Climate Project launched

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The Global Shapers Community Windhoek, in collaboration with the Climate Reality Project, has launched a Shaper Climate Project.

The project aims to implement sustainable climate projects such as recycling and building trees.

The project provides an opportunity for high school learners to come up with fresh ideas on renewable energy, waste reduction, and climate and gender justice.

Gerold Dreyer of the Curator Organisation of the Global Shapers Windhoek Hub says the project aims at capacitating learners on climate issues and how to protect the environment.

BoN and NamRA launch Trade Verification System

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The Bank of Namibia, in partnership with the Namibia Revenue Agency, has embarked on a journey to digitalise Namibia's trading system while protecting revenue flow in the country.

Namibia's launch of the Trade Verification System (TVS) demonstrates the country's commitment to strengthening its financial systems and ensuring a transparent and legitimate trade environment.

The system is designed to streamline international trade procedures and combat illicit financial flows.

Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters launched in Windhoek

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A group of young people have launched the Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters to advocate for the right to sign language interpretation and accessibility to information.

The Namibian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (NASLI) is registered with the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

The association is aimed at developing and implementing policies and guidelines for sign language interpreters, providing information to interpreters, providing interpretation services for the deaf community, and providing training in this regard.

Channels for Change Guide launched

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Setting up a civil society organisation has been made easier with the launch of Channels for Change, "A Guide to Setting Up Civil Society Organisations in Namibia."

The guide aims to explain different ways of setting up civil society organisations, highlight some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type of structure, and discuss issues that are relevant to civil society organisations.

The guide was launched by CIVIC +264, a civil society organisation that was set up to promote the sharing of information with and among civil society organisations.

Productivity week launched

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A nation's wealth is not measured solely by the abundance of material possessions but rather by the collective effort of its people to create, innovate, and contribute to the betterment of society.

Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma, shared these sentiments at the launch of this year's Annual Productivity Awareness Campaign Week.

NCS launches community outreach programme

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The Namibia Correctional Services held a community outreach event at Rehoboth on Saturday.

The event was meant to sensitise the community about escalating drug use and crime in Rehoboth and the importance of community outreach programmes in rehabilitating offenders.

The community outreach programme was aimed at facilitating and instilling behavioural change in offenders from the Hardap Region.

Inmates are thus empowered while paying their debts to society.

Tsumeb Copper Festival launched

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A total of over N$600,000 was raised in pledges at the launch of this year's Copper Festival in Tsumeb.

The festival is slated for the 1st to the 4th of November.

Since its inception 20 years ago, the Copper Festival has developed to become a premier marketing event on the town's social and economic calendar.

Different corporate companies and the business fraternity at Tsumeb came together to pledge to support the event.