Youth encouraged to vote


Young people have been encouraged to exercise their democratic rights by voting.

Tukwatha Youth Organisation, which held a youth voting discussion, says young people's participation in elections determines the future they will have.

The platform served as an opportunity for young individuals to gain a deeper understanding of the electoral process, know the importance of voting, and be aware of their power to protect the country's democracy as well as hold those in power accountable.

Young men in Rundu discuss issues surrounding healthy masculinity


Some young men from Rundu had the opportunity to talk about issues surrounding healthy masculinity.

According to Care Unit, a private social worker's office in Rundu, there is an increase in harmful behaviour amongst local men, such as risky sexual behaviour, suicide, low productivity in school and workplaces, and risky driving practises.

Experts say there is a need for platforms to address how to practise healthy masculinity.

Various speakers shared advice on how men can resolve issues in a civilised manner without resorting to violence. 

Youth presented opportunity to explore latest ICT trends


Young people will once again be presented with an opportunity to explore the latest information and communication technology trends and present their latest innovations and inventions within the ICT space at this year's 7th National ICT Summit.

The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) is thus calling on stakeholders to take part in the Summit.

The National ICT Summit will create a platform for stakeholders to discuss trends and challenges facing the industry locally and globally.

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.

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.