Oshikoto Regional Council elects two young regional councillors

The Oshikoto Regional Council has proven that members of the youth can serve in leadership positions by electing two young regional councillors.

Mateus Kamati, representing the Onayena Constituency, and Vilho Nuunyango, representing the Oniipa Constituency, will represent the region in the National Council and Management Committee, respectively.

The new members will serve for two and a half years, from June 1, 2023, to June 1, 2025.

Young entrepreneurs called to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, is calling on local young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Nandi-Ndaitwah made the remarks during a public lecture on the 60th anniversary of the African Union in Windhoek.

Nandi-Ndaitwah believes that the AfCFTA has the potential to lift Africans out of poverty, ultimately bringing about the continent's prosperity.

Young women complete tailoring training in Kavango East Region

About 16 young women from the Kavango East Region completed their training in tailoring through the Dreams program.

The graduates also received toolkits comprising of sewing machines, materials, and ironing boards to start their own businesses.

The program which was introduced in the region in 2021, is funded by the U.S President's Emergency Plan for Aids to support adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 24 as well as their parents and partners to prevent new HIV infections. 

Over 200 Namibian youth expected to benefit from Young Africa' skills development initiative

225 young people are expected to benefit from the Young Africa's solar energy systems skills development initiative.

The organization is busy with presentations to get the buy-in of regional councils in the nine regions that are earmarked to benefit.

Young Africa is a non-profit organization operating in five SADC countries, including Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.

Female Entrepreneurship Boot-camp underway

The Business Financial Solutions and the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board, in partnership with Latvia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and RIGA Business School, are hosting a Female Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for young girls in Windhoek.

Themed "She Rebuilds the World," the training aims to bring young women under one roof in an effort to help them grow and build sustainable businesses and contribute to the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises in the country.