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Addressing stigma and discrimination against persons with disabilities

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Stigma and discrimination continue to contribute to the exclusion of people with disabilities from the workplace. 

Thus, addressing these while finding innovative approaches to employing skilled individuals with disabilities is vital.
Workplace inclusivity for people with disabilities is a topic extensively discussed, yet implementation and better accommodation of the demographic remain challenging. 

Barriers include accessibility, derogatory labels, and cultural perceptions regarding individuals' capabilities.

Windhoek takes lead on disaster risk reduction

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In a bid to enhance urban resilience and mitigate disaster risks, the City of Windhoek and global partners convened a workshop aimed at addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change and urban expansion. 

The event highlights the need for Africa to spearhead dialogues focused on disaster risk reduction.

The City of Windhek CEO, Moses Matjayi, and the Mayor, Queen Kamati, emphasised the significance of proactive measures in disaster risk management and the prioritisation of urban resilience. 

Parliamentary understanding and capacity in labour migration governance

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The African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), convened a two-day workshop in Windhoek to look at parliamentary understanding and capacity in labour migration governance. 

The Joint Labour Migration Programme convened parliaments from the SADC PF, the Economic Community of West African States, the East African Legislative Assembly, and the Pan-African Parliament.

WOAH trains on communication for animal health emergencies

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The World Organisation of Animal Health has convened a regional training workshop on risk and crisis communication for animal health emergencies. 

The event, attended by several delegates from Africa in partnership with Canada, aims to enhance the capacity of participating countries to manage and communicate during animal health crises. 

SPWC calls for recording of women's stories and achievements

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The Secretary for the Swapo Party Women's Council (SPWC), Fransina Kahungu, says there is a need for Namibian women to narrate their own stories and the role they have played in the development of the nation.

It is against this background that the Council called for a one-day workshop on the recording and collection of information about women in development, a strategic review of the wing's annual activities, and the planning of regional activities.

Mbunza Traditional Authority leaders attend GBV workshop

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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

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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

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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

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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.