Mbunza Traditional Authority leaders attend GBV workshop

Traditional leaders from the Mbunza Traditional Authority gathered for a one-day workshop on gender-based violence (GBV) at Kapako in Kavango West.

The workshop looked at how certain cultures and traditions fuel GBV while finding solutions on how to end harmful practices.

Various speakers at the event highlighted how certain cultures and traditions may perpetuate GBV.

nbc-WVTC workshop observation

The main objective of the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre (WVTC) is to produce a crop of young artisans properly skilled for the market.

This was said by the manager of WVTC during a meeting with the nbc Newsroom team, which has been holding a series of meetings with institutions of higher learning and research institutions.

The nbc is conducting the meetings to broaden its base of resource persons and experts in various fields and enrich its programmes with expert knowledge.

Data Protection Bill validation

The enactment of the Data Protection Bill, once enforced, could boost Namibia's competitiveness in the investment and business spheres.

This was highlighted at a two-day stakeholder validation workshop.

Competitiveness will aid Namibia in building and maintaining trust and credibility with investors while making it an investment destination.

The Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board's Margareth Gustavo was alluding to international investors who proposed to set up a call centre and service-providing opportunities in the country.

Strengthening women in leadership workshop

The Parliament, in collaboration with the International Parliamentary Union, is hosting a three-day workshop aimed at strengthening women's representation in leadership roles.

The speaker, Professor Peter Katjavivi, expressed his satisfaction with the diverse expertise represented by participants from various countries and the IPU Headquarters who are attending the workshop in Swakopmund.

The workshop, Professor Katjavivi says, is intended to produce recommendations on subjects that can be addressed in both legislative chambers concerning gender mainstreaming.

BoN economic reporting workshop

The Bank of Namibia is hosting a two-day economic reporting workshop for northern journalists to enhance their capacity to report accurately and effectively on economic issues.

In her welcoming remarks, the Bank's Branch Manager at Oshakati, Moudi Hangula, says that by hosting such a workshop, the bank is also striving to promote transparency and open dialogue with the media countrywide.

Gender Ministry holds Social Protection Policy awareness workshop in Rundu

The Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication, and Social Welfare held an awareness workshop in Rundu aimed at increasing knowledge about the Social Protection Policy at the regional level.

The Social Protection Policy was launched in March last year, and the gathering was also to familiarise participants with Namibia's social protection landscape and existing social protection programmes.

Journalists exposed to online safety tools

Journalists are urged to protect their online communications and information from the growing threats brought on by the digital age.

These were the sentiments shared by journalists attending a workshop titled "Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age" underway in Windhoek.

Although technology has created major shifts in how journalism is practised nowadays, enhancing freedom of expression, access to information, and the promotion of accountability and transparency is still key.

Youth in ||Kharas attend workshop on mainstream politics 

Twenty young people participated in a one-day workshop at Keetmanshoop in the ||Kharas Region with a focus on mainstream politics and youth involvement in the democratic process.

The workshop is facilitated by Queen Pieter, a youth activist who says that the participation of young people in mainstream politics strengthens democracy and the rule of law.

She says that voter apathy among young people creates the impression that young people are not interested in politics and discussions of development.

It is necessary to enhance and strengthen laws deemed inadequate - Tweya

The Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Natural Resources, Tjekero Tweya, is of the view that if the existing laws passed in parliament are deemed inadequate, it is necessary to enhance and strengthen them.

Tweya also emphasised the importance of engaging in a comprehensive, honest, and constructive dialogue about the management of natural resources in Namibia.

Tweya made these remarks during the opening of a six-day workshop focusing on the mining and energy sectors.