Reducing Social Inequalities

After South Africa, Namibia is the most unequal country according to the latest Gini-Coefficient Index. Inequality in Namibia is attributed to various factors such as unequal wealth and resource distribution (lack of redistributive policies), rampant unemployment, inadequate social protection system, and access to public goods such as electricity, water, and sanitation. Levels of inequality have further expanded over the past years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, leaving women and children disproportionately affected by poverty, becoming victims of social ills.

Meanwhile, about 55 percent of Namibians live in cities / urban areas. More are expected to migrate to urban areas due to extremely rural poverty levels and drought and in search of better services and green pastures, forcing people to live in catastrophic living conditions in the informal settlements.

With our partners and other key stakeholders, FES Namibia strives to ignite debates geared toward social policy reforms for greater social justice. We aim to provide political consultancy and promote discussions based on the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities. Relevant topics are the informal economy, labour conditions, housing and land, gender justice, youth activism, and Climate Justice.

Our partner’s spectrum consists of:

  • Political Parties
  • Various Ministries
  • Trade unions
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Social grassroots Movements and Activists
  • Local authorities
  • Academia

Our activities entail the following;

  • Advisory and Advocacy work
  • Public engagements
  • Research

Namibia Office

95 John Meinert Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 23652

Windhoek / Namibia

+264 61 417 500