Japanese delegation assesses impact of health sector assistance in Kavango East


A delegation comprising Japanese Ambassador Hisao Nishimaki, UN Resident Coordinator Hopolang Phororo, and UNICEF Country Representative Sam Ocran visited the Rundu Intermediary Hospital in the Kavango East Region recently.
The visit was part of an impact assessment of Japanese assistance to the Kavango East health sector.
The Kavango East Region's population of close to 220,000 is served by 31 health facilities, 28 health centres and clinics, two district hospitals, and the Rundu Intermediate Referral Hospital. 

Carbon Markets Framework for Namibia validation


In close collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism played a crucial role in facilitating the preparation and adoption of the national framework.

The main objective of this framework is to enable Namibia's active participation in the international carbon market. It outlines the necessary processes for developing and implementing carbon market activities within the country.

Youth urged to explore talents and create employment for themselves


The Deputy Minister of Sport, Youth, and National Services, Emma Kantema-Goamas, has called on the youth to explore their talents and create employment for themselves.

Kantema-Gaomas made the call at the launch of the Make-a-thon Challenge, funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Namibia.

The four-day challenge aims to showcase young Namibians' talents by creating pieces that capture the essence of Namibia's awe-inspiring beauty and rich cultural heritage.

UNDP, FAO want rural communities to adopt new farming techniques


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) want rural communities to adopt new farming techniques to improve food security.

The UN agencies are hosting a two-week trainers' session for agriculture scientists who will conduct farmer field schools, meant to empower rural communities.

Twenty-five agriculture technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform gathered at Rundu to attend the training program.

Madzara highlights the need for updated and timely national statistics


The United Nations Development Programme Deputy Resident Representative, Anne Madzara, has highlighted the need for updated and timely national statistics.

Madzara says this will enable policymakers to make informed and evidence-based decisions, which in the long run will support sustainable livelihoods.

Madzara made these remarks at the launch of the Namibia National Statistics System Standard by the Namibia Statistics Agency.

The standard will enable the agency to disseminate data and statistics.

MIT in collaboration with UNDP engages Zambezi Region business community


The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, in collaboration with the Namibia Trade Forum and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), recently held an engagement with the business community in the Zambezi Region.

The engagement involved sensitizing business owners on the opportunities and benefits presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement and sharing information on them.