Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence

Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks at the Official Handover of the Linyanti Combined School Fence  Good afternoon!  Thank you all for joining us today for the official handover of the new Linyanti Combined School fence.  This fence project was one of six initiatives from across Namibia that were supported by the American Embassy during the ... Read More»

U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Training Seminar

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton remarks for the Opening of U.S. Secret Service Financial Crimes Training Seminar Good morning.  I am honored to be here today to mark the opening of the U.S. Secret Service’s Financial Crimes Training Seminar.  I want to start by recognizing and thanking Inspector General Sebastian Ndeitunga for the participation of his officers ... Read More»

National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking

U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton remarks for Opening the Second Regional Workshop for Prosecutors and Magistrates on Combating Wildlife Trafficking Good morning.  It is a pleasure to welcome you to Windhoek and to this second workshop on Combating Wildlife Trafficking Crime.  The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the United Nations Office on Drugs ... Read More»

Ambassador’s Remarks at Fourth of July Reception

On our Independence Day, as Americans we celebrate our collective history as we reaffirm our commitment to the fundamental rights that our Declaration of Independence famously called life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  We also reaffirm our commitment to the belief that what binds our nation together is not color, or religion, or family ... Read More»

Twenty Namibians Selected for U.S. President Barack Obama’s Flagship Young Leadership Program

Three Namibian young leaders received a personal surprise Tuesday, March 22 when U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton approached them at various locations around Windhoek to inform them that they have been selected from among 425 Namibian applicants to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship in the United States.  Others received a personal phone call from ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton remarks at the Persuasive Communications Workshop for Women in Business in conjunction with the African Women’s Entrep

Namibian women entrepreneurs; distinguished invited guests; ladies and gentlemen; members of the media:  Good afternoon. I confess that I am a little intimidated to be giving a speech to a group of high-powered businesswomen who have just completed three days of training in persuasive communication and public speaking.  Maybe when I finish you can tell ... Read More»

Media Announcement: 2016 Applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Public Affairs Sections of the U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2016 Application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI). The applications are available at yali.state.gov/apply and the deadline for submission of online applications is November 11, 2015. U.S. Embassy Windhoek is looking for dynamic, young Namibian leaders who can partake ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton Mandela Washington Fellows Return to Namibia

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening, and thank you for joining us! If demographic projections hold, by the end of this century, 41% of the world’s youth will be African.  This growing youth demographic, increasingly empowered by new technologies, is a major driver of political, economic, and social progress.  President Obama recognizes the role that young ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Visits Eenhana Grassroots Youth Projects

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Daughton extended an invitation to Eenhana area youth to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network begun by U.S. President Barack Obama to help connect young African leaders and ultimately, to empower them to increase economic opportunity, accountability, and equality across the African continent. Ambassador Daughton discussed the benefits of YALI, ... Read More»

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Thomas F. Daughton Independence Day Celebration

Honorable Peya Mushelenga, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, officially representing the government of the Republic of Namibia; Honorable… Honorable… Your Excellencies, members of the diplomatic corps; Distinguished invited guests, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen: Good evening and thank you all for joining us — the U.S. Embassy family — to celebrate ... Read More»

Namibian Scientist Advances to Semi-finals in American 2015 Tech-I Competition

…and he needs your vote to advance One young Namibian scientist has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Technology Idea (Tech-I) 2015 competition by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the U.S. Department of State. The competition is offered as part of the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) ... Read More»

Namibia Hosts Connect Camps for Young African Leaders

Namibia is hosting young African leaders from four countries for a two-week Connect Camp and nine Namibians have been selected to participate along with their colleagues from Botswana, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Zambia. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camp, which began on Tuesday, allows young African leaders to learn how to ... Read More»

Ambassador-Designate Thomas F. Daughton shares his thoughts about World Fisheries Day

Today is World Fisheries Day The U.S. Embassy Ambassador-Designate Thomas F. Daughton shares his thoughts about World Fisheries Day. This week, the world celebrates a natural resource that provides food for billions and employment opportunities for over 50 million people worldwide – fisheries. World Fisheries Day – established in 1998 and celebrated each year on ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires, a.i. John M. Kowalski Hand-over Ceremony of the Community Skills Development Center in Rundu

The opening of this COSDEC is a momentous occasion. Vocational training is a time-honored tradition in America that President Barack Obama continues to strengthen.  In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Obama said: “I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career ... Read More»

Namibia’s Washington Fellows Join the Young African Leaders Initiative

The U.S. Embassy in Namibia congratulates nine Namibian young leaders selected to participate in the Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leaders Initiative June 13-August 31, 2014 in the United States.  “The nine selected young leaders distinguished themselves admirably by articulating, in written essays and personal interviews, what they have done to shape the narrative ... Read More»
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