National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFND)
National Federation of People with Disabilities in Namibia (NFND) - NFPDN was established in 1991 to advocate for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Namibia and has executed many projects over the past two decades.
Centre for People’s Resistance
Centre for People’s Resistance - Is a community organization that focuses on issues of local justice.
Forum of German-Speaking Namibians
Forum of German-Speaking Namibians - The Forum of German-speaking Namibians is an association of German-speaking Namibians who are committed to participating in an effective and meaningful way in public life in Namibia and thereby contributing to the well-being of the country and all its people.
Namibia Revolutionary Transport Union (NARETU)
Namibia Revolutionary Transport Union (NARETU) - NARETU is a Labour Union that protects and advances members’ interests in Transport and Logistics sector.
Labour Research and Resource Institute (LaRRI)
The Labour Resource and Research Institute (LaRRI) is a vibrant Namibian based research and education institute committed to the overall political and economic independence of all working people in Namibia and beyond. The institute fights for a fair, just social and economic Namibian society through labour research, education, and lobbying and advocacy.
The institute believes that the nature and scope of labour research is informed by the struggles and experiences of the working people and consequently shaped by their values, principles and their world view. It is no doubt that labour is the primary source of value but many workers continue to be exploited and undervalued. LaRRI was therefore established in 1998 to seek answers to the existing economic and social order with a view to provide alternative developmental agenda in favour of the working class.
Mine Workers Union of Namibia (MUN)
The Mineworkers Union of Namibia was launched in 1986 at a congress that was attended by about 100 delegates. One of the main objectives of MUN is to organize and unite all workers in the mining and energy sectors in Namibia to be able to stand up for their economic and social welfare. Mineworkers Union of Namibia (MUN) is one of the most powerful of Namibia's trade unions. It plays a leading public role in the Namibian political space and is an ally of the ruling (SWAPO) government.
Namibia Informal Sector Organization (NISO)
The Namibian Informal Sector Organization (NISO), formerly known as Okutumba tumba, is an organization that intends to promote the rights of informal traders, while at the same time trying to turn the informal sector into a formal economy by addressing the traders' concerns. NISO, which was established in 2010, has about 1000 members and is operating in all the 14 regions where it is working in conjunction with the government to educate and register members.
National Youth Council
The National Youth Council of Namibia is charged with policy formulation and implementation on issues bordering on youth development in Namibia. It is the umbrella body of the youths of Namibia and was given legal recognition in 1990 at the time of independence. It is affiliated to the Pan-African Youth Union and represents about 60 000 Namibian youths.
The National Youth Council, according to the youth policy, acknowledged youths as persons between the ages of 18 to 35. The National Youth Council of Namibia has 120 Local Government Branches. All Local Government branches are led by coordinators and youth leaders. It is led by an elected chairperson every after 5 years.
The South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO Party)
SWAPO party was founded on the 19th April 1960 as the successor of the Ovamboland People's Organization. Leaders renamed the party to show that it represented all Namibians. It is a political party and former independence movement in Namibia. It has been the governing party in Namibia since the country achieved independence in 1990. The Swapo Party Womens Council (SPWC) also works in partnership with FES Namibia.
Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA)
The Trade Union Congress of Namibia (TUCNA) is one of three national trade union centers in Namibia. The TUCNA was formed as a merger between the Namibia Federation of Trade Unions (NAFTU) and the Namibia People’s Social Movement (NPSM) in May 2002. The TUCNA was created by unions which rejected linkages with Namibia's ruling party, the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO).
University of Namibia (UNAM)
The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the largest and leading National institution of higher education in Namibia. It is a diverse institution with a student population from 41 countries and from all continents. Although a relatively young university, it has grown to support a student population of over 30,144 this year. A dynamic University established in 1992, with twelve (12) campuses and over 19 000 students from different continents. Despite our brief existence, we have risen to be amongst the leading institutions of higher learning on the continent.
They offer an array of internationally benchmarked courses that meet contemporary and future needs of society.
The National Assembly
The National Assembly is the legislative power of the Republic of Namibia, with the power to pass laws with the assent of the President as provided by Chapter 7, article 44 of the Namibian Constitution. There are 104 members in the National Assembly, as per the Namibian Constitution as amended Article 46 (1) (a) and (b). The composition of the National Assembly shall be ninety-six (96) elected members (voting members) and eight (8) non-voting members, appointed by the President as per Article 32 (5) (c) of the Namibian Constitution. Voting Members of the National Assembly are elected based on party lists (article 49) and every National Assembly Continue for a maximum period of five (5) years (article 50).
Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) is contributing to wealth creation through excellence in technology-oriented career and professional education and training, applied research and service. As an academic community, we continuously strive to produce enhanced economic utility through scholarly activities, as expressed in discovering, preserving and applying knowledge.
The institution was established in 1994 through an Act of Parliament and is situated in the heart of the city of Windhoek, Namibia. On 12 December 2012 Cabinet resolved that the Polytechnic should be renamed to the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). Currently, NUST has over 12,000 students studying on a full-time, part-time and distance education basis.
Metal & Allied Workers Union (MANWU)
Metal & Allied Workers Union (MANWU) was established in 1987 as the third trade union under the umbrella of the National Union of Namibia Workers. It organizes workers in a variety of industrial sectors such as iron steel and engineering, the motor industry, automotive and electrical engineering, building and construction , plastics, locksmiths, karakul processing, furniture retailing , ship building and repair stationery wholesalers and manufacturing. In addition MANWU began using its international contacts and networks in very efficient ways. The union makes collective bargaining to improve wages and benefits , the union assists its members with disciplinary hearings and the national organizers plays a central role in this regard. MANWU also supports its members affected by HIV and AIDS by rendering direct personal assistance as well as by linking up members with other support organizations.
The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is a non-profit German foundation funded by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, and headquartered in Bonn and Berlin. It was founded in 1925 and is named after Germany's first democratically elected President, Friedrich Ebert. FES is committed to the advancement of both socio-political and economic development in the spirit of social democracy, through civic education, research, and international cooperation. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is the oldest political foundation in Germany.
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