Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows Departure

Good afternoon, Mandela Washington Fellows! It is my pleasure to be here today to re-congratulate you on your selection for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship program and to introduce you to the Namibian people. All of you should be enormously proud of your accomplishment. Congratulations. To the members of the media with us here today: …

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2022 Mandela Washington Fellows Depart for the United States

Today, a group of sixteen young Namibian leaders departed for the United States to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), launched in 2014, is the flagship program of former-U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Since …

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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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Public Diplomacy Small Grant Opportunities

U.S. EMBASSY WINDHOEK PUBLIC DIPLOMACY SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM I. FUNDING OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION The U.S. Embassy Windhoek Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program. This annual notice of funding opportunities outlines our funding priorities and areas of interest, …

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American Cultural Center donates education magazines to libraries

The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center (ACC) this week donated periodical materials to Namibian libraries and institutions to promote reading, assist learners in their school projects, and support research. Donated materials include Time magazine, The New Yorker, Kids Discovery, African Business, Forbes, and Popular Science. The entire 2016 collection of more than 30 titles was …

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Wordsmith to Thrill Namibian Hip Hop & RnB Lovers with Messages of Purpose

The U.S. Embassy’s American Cultural Center in Namibia, under “The American Music Abroad Program”, is hosting a series of public concerts next week on anti-bullying and gender-based violence delivered by American hip-hop group Wordsmith. Wordsmith will perform three concerts while in Namibia.  On Tuesday, November 1, they will perform in Ongwediva at the Sam Nuyoma …

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Namibia to host Regional Workshop on HIV Viral Load Testing

“Scaling up HIV Viral Load Testing and uptake of the Results through Improving Efficiencies of Systems” More than 120 technical experts from 11 different African countries are expected to convene in Windhoek, Namibia on 13 September, for a four-day HIV Viral Load Testing workshop at Safari Court Hotel. Viral load testing is recommended by the …

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