Peace Corps Volunteers Swearing-in Ceremony

Okahandja – The Swearing-in Ceremony for 14 Peace Corps Volunteers took place on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Andreas Kukuri Conference Centre in Okahandja. The Minister of Health and Social Services, Honorable Dr. Kalumbi Shangula, delivered the keynote address to welcome Peace Corps’ Volunteers to Namibia. The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, Ms. Jessica Long, the Executive …

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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the tree planting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDC Namibia

Good afternoon Advancing health security around the world is a key priority of the U.S. government. One of the ways we achieve this priority is through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened an office in Namibia in 2002. Twenty years later, in 2022, we …

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Tree planting to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDC Namibia

Windhoek- On November 2, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention celebrated its 20th anniversary. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention opened its first office in Windhoek, Namibia in 2002, with subsequent satellite offices in Oshakati, Rundu, and Katima Mulilo. CDC is the United States’ public health agency. CDC works in the …

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U.S. Government Supports Health Ministry to Launch State-of-the-Art HR Management System

Windhoek – The Ministry of Health and Social Services launched a new state-of-the-art human resource management system in the capital. The digital, web-based integrated Human Resources Information System (iHRIS) is in use in more than 20 countries worldwide to manage health workforces in order to improve access to health services. The iHRIS will reduce the …

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U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long’s Remarks for Tree Planting Ceremony

Good afternoon! I am so happy to highlight this milestone in our construction project, where we reintroduce the vegetation back to its environment. And I am excited to have the support of various entities here today- the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation, and the National Botanical Research Institute …

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U.S. Government Holds Tree Planting Ceremony to Reinforce Partnership with Namibia

Windhoek – On October 27, the U.S. government held a tree planting ceremony at the New Embassy Compound with Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long. Government officials, members from the National Botanical Research Institute, and other civil society interlocuters attended the event. The new Embassy compound symbolizes the commitment of the United States of America to the …

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U.S. Government Continues to Support Namibia’s Health Sector With Personal Protective Equipment

Windhoek – The U.S. Government has supported the Ministry of Health and Social Services in fighting COVID-19 since the virus arrived in Namibia. After two years of a prolonged battle against the pandemic, all COVID-19 related restrictions were removed in July 2022. However, the country needs to be prepared for a possible resurgence. In support …

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Remarks by Jessica Long, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires at the USAID TradeHub Event

Good afternoon! It is a pleasure to be here with you for this event showcasing and celebrating the successes achieved through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s six-year TradeHub program. The U.S. Government prioritizes creating jobs in Namibia through growing Namibian exports to the United States and other countries, increasing U.S. investment in Namibia, and …

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U.S. Under Secretary Uzra Zeya’s Travel to Namibia Concludes

Windhoek – Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya visited Namibia from July 21-24 where she met with senior government officials, civil society, and young leaders to discuss joint efforts to address global issues, strengthen democracy, fight human trafficking, assist refugees, and promote regional security. She met with President Geingob to …

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Namibia Achieves Top Ranking in Fight against Human Trafficking

Windhoek – Namibia achieved “Tier 1” status for its actions during 2021 in the fight against human trafficking, according to a U.S. State Department Report.  This is the third consecutive year that Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) Report ranked Namibia in the top tier, and Namibia remains the only “Tier 1” African country. Visiting U.S. Under Secretary …

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Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Mozambique and Namibia

Under Secretary Zeya’s Travel to Mozambique and Namibia MEDIA NOTE JULY 15, 2022 Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya will travel to Mozambique and Namibia from July 18-24.  During her trip, she will advance U.S.-African partnerships on food security and support for refugees and internally displaced persons, promoting respect for …

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Statement on Construction of the New U.S. Embassy

Environmental sustainability has been a cornerstone element of the design process for the U.S. Embassy new facility in Klein Windhoek. We have ensured the new embassy compound will include renewable energy through solar panels, minimize water usage, and incorporate indigenous trees and plants, including as much as possible some currently on the site. This week, …

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United States Diplomatic Security Service Fraudulent Document Training

Windhoek – The U.S. Embassy Regional Security Office facilitated a Fraudulent Document Training course presented by Diplomatic Security investigators and experts from the U.S. Consulate in Cape Town, South Africa to Namibian Police officers, Namibian Customs officers, Namibian Immigration officers, Bank of Namibia officials, and members of the private sector.  The training course focused on …

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