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Promoting Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Political Representation in Namibia”.

This project launched in 2018 and ending in 2020 is aimed at sensitizing community members about the importance of equal gender representation in politics as well as empowering women in political positions as well as aspiring female politicians in all the 14 regions of the country.

The project goals seek to complement Government in achieving the following developmental goals:

  1. Goal number 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  2. Strategy Action 4.6 of the National Gender Policy (2010 – 2020).
  3. Article 7 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  4. The Strategic Objective G 1 & G 2 of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action of 1995: UN Fourth World Conference on women.

The three main outcomes of the project will incorporate the following aspects;

  1. Increased awareness and support of citizens and political parties to achieve 50-50 gender equality in political representation.
  2. Enhanced capacity of women to become candidates and to get elected in the 2019 National Assembly Elections and the 2020 Regional Council election
  3. Improved performance of female elected representatives


In January 2018 the Roger Federer Foundation started with the start-up phase of its first School Readiness Initiative in accordance of its new strategy 2019-2025 in Namibia.

Their vision is to enhance school readiness in a systemic manner in the country and give children a better start in primary school through ensuring a smoother transition from ECD into primary school. This will be done by using innovative approaches, making all relevant stakeholders accountable and with the use of digital and self-guided learning tools.

Vulnerable children get a good start in education

Specific Objective I:
Building the capacity and enhancing the competency of educators in early learning

Specific Objective II:
Scaling the access of vulnerable children to age appropriate learning facilities in preschools as well as lower grades of primary schools

Specific Objective III:
Establishing processes of joint responsibility of all stakeholders for early learning improvements
Target region – Ohangwena (25 schools and 56 ECD centers)



The project seeks to address two issues of major relevance in Namibia today.
The first is the yawning gap between the favourable gender policy and legal environment established by the Government of the Republic of Namibia since Independence in 1990 and the lack of the genuine societal change required to implement and benefit from it.

The second is the lack of organisational, financial and technical capacity of civil society actors to lead the charge in closing the gap and enabling women to feel safe, heard and empowered agents of change and development.

Target areas;
40 CSOs in 4 regions (Kavango East, Kavango West, Ohangwena and Omusati), at least 8 of which (2 per region) focus primarily on gender, GBV and women’s rights.

Overall objective
The project will contribute to a vibrant and gendered democracy through the effective participation of women in civic life in Namibia

Specific objective
The project will support selected CSOs to become agents of greater women empowerment and involvement in civic life by strengthening their organisational and technical capacity to act as key interlocutors on gender, gender equality and GBV at the local, regional and national levels.

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