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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at the DREAMS milestone event

Today we are celebrating the “DREAMS” program. The name is very appropriate, because through this program, adolescent girls and young women receive the support they need to be Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe. And with this support, they can achieve their dreams. All too often, girls’ dreams are interrupted. Research shows a cycle ...
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Public Diplomacy Small Grant Opportunities

Application Requirements The U.S. Embassy Windhoek Public Affairs Section will accept proposals throughout the year and will review proposals according to the following schedule: Proposals received between January 30 and June 1 will be reviewed by June 30, with responses going out by July 31. (Proposals submitted during this period for projects scheduled to begin ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Lisa Johnson at Fourth of July Celebration

Good evening, and welcome!  Some of you here may have enjoyed Fourth of July celebrations in the United States, where Americans decorate their homes and streets with red, white, and blue flags and gather as communities to celebrate with picnics, parades, and fireworks. Today, I am delighted to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of U.S. Independence ...
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Kapenanghutjiua Vetira, 28, Windhoek – Appalachian State University, Civic Leadership

A dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher by profession, Kapena, as she is affectionately known, is the Founder and Director of Children of Namibia (ChiNamibia) Arts Education for Development, which is an organization that educates, empowers, and develops children and young people through arts and culture. ChiNamibia gives a voice to children and young people to ...
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Sem Mandela Uutoni, 24, African Union (AU) – University of Minnesota, Public Management

Sem Mandela Uutoni currently works on Regional Integration in the Office of the Chairperson at the African Union Commission in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.  Sem Mandela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Regional and Rural Development and a Master’s Degree in Regional Development and Environmental Economics (Summa Cum Laude).  In November 2016, he was awarded an Excellence ...
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