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Blazing Trails and American Barbecues: Namibia Exports World’s “Greenest Charcoal”

Windhoek – Communities across Namibia grapple with the problem of acacia bushes that encroach on their land. The invasive acacia reduces pastureland available for livestock, sucks up groundwater, and negatively impacts Namibia’s indigenous plant and animal species as it competes for natural resources. Africa Burns Charcoal, a Namibian firm, is addressing these problems, through an environmentally ...
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New Labor Market Assessment Guides Employment and Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Young Women

Windhoek – The U.S. Government-funded DREAMS program and the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service launched a Labor Market Assessment Report which identifies economic growth sectors, occupational and entrepreneurship opportunities for adolescent girls and young women in Namibia. The Labor Market Assessment Report is critical to chart an economic pathway for young women. The assessment ...
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United States Donates Millions of Condoms

Windhoek – The United States handed over 6.9 million condoms and 2.6 million lubricants to the Ministry of Health and Social Services to address supply shortages. Namibia has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, and condoms continue to be a health sector priority for preventing the spread of HIV. These commodities are ...
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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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