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Kiki Gbeho, UN Resident Coordinator

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What is happening this week?

#TourismTuesday: Tourism industry contributes to

development agendas

July 2017, Windhoek: The tourism industry, one of the largest contributors to Namibia’s GDP, has the potential to help achieve sustainable development in line with national, regional and international development plans.
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NPC and UN Namibia host 2017 Development Partners’

Forum

19 July 2017, Windhoek:

The National Planning Commission (NPC) in partnership with the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia hosted the 2017 Development Partners’ Forum (DPF) to brief development partners (DPs) on the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) Implementation Plan. The event, which took place at the UN House in Namibia, was attended by over 70 people representing the Bilateral and Multilateral Institutions, the Private Sector, Academia and Research Institutions as well as Civil Society Organizations. Under the theme ‘Partnering Towards Namibia’s Prosperity’ the Forum aimed to provide an opportunity for the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) to brief DPs on the NDP5 Implementation Plan, to solicit feedback from DPs on possible areas of support as well as to agree on the sectoral coordination structure moving forward.
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Energy Ministry and CoW join solar panel launch at UN

House

Windhoek, 26 July 2017:

The Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon. Kornelia Shilunga on behalf of the Hon. Obeth Kandjoze, officially launched the United Nations (UN) House solar panels on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 alongside the City of Windhoek (CoW) and the UN System in Namibia (UN Namibia). The UN House, located in Klein Windhoek, is where UN Namibia offices are located. As Namibia receives a high amount of sunlight, the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRC) to Namibia, Kiki Gbeho emphasized that the UN’s move towards using solar energy is an opportunity to showcase best practice, in terms of the use of renewable energy in support of Namibian, and global efforts, to combat climate change.
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Enhancing Date Palm Cultivation and Date Production in

Namibia

The Government of Namibia is seeking to increase and diversify crop production in order to generate income and increase food security in the country, among other things. In this context, the Government and private sector date growers have recognized the potential of date production in the country, and are working on the establishment of date palm plantations and the promotion of a date production industry. In order to implement these programmes successfully, it was necessary to address certain issues, such as a shortage of high-quality date cultivars, a lack of rapid techniques and modern facilities to propagate date palm, and a poor technical base.
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FLON leads #BeFree movement

UNAIDS: As a UNAIDS Special Advocate for Adolescents Girls and Young Women, the First Lady of the Republic of Namibia (FLON), Madame Monica Geingos continues to champion the Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free agenda through her #BeFree movement and has done tremendous work with students, parents, life skills teachers, social workers, nurses and police officers. The intention of #BeFree is to create a non-judgemental, inclusive platform which encourages honest and robust dialogue and information-sharing between all parties on challenges that hold young people back.
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Women on the Frontier of Science and Innovation in Africa

UNESCO: UNESCO Windhoek Office and UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) organized a high-level workshop on Gender Responsive Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy and Governance Strategy for Sustainable Development. The workshop took place on 19-21 July in Windhoek, Namibia. The main objective of the workshop was for stakeholders in STI and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), to share ideas and best practices in order to recommend gender responsive strategies for engendering national and regional STI policy systems and governance strategies for inclusive growth and sustainable development at all levels.
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UN Drivers learn about safe driving through training

UN Namibia: UN Namibia drivers learned about safe driving and the basics of first aid and firefighting at a Basic Ethics and Protocol training on 14 July. The training, hosted by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in partnership with Ultimate Risk and Security Management Services (PTY) Ltd. (URSMS), included theoretical as well as practical exercises to hone the UN Drivers’ skills. Drivers play a pertinent role in the accomplishment of the UN’s mission, and they ensure that the targets of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ‘Good Health’ are met. Specifically, they help to achieve target 3.6, which aims to halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents by 2020.
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Namibia commemorates World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Windhoek, Namibia 28th July 2017 - Namibia joined the rest of the world in the commemoration of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons (WDATiP). The commemoration took place in form of a press conference which was organized by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) in close coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The statements were delivered by IOM Head of Office Ms. Lilian Ambuso, U.S. Ambassador His Excellency Thomas F. Daughton, Deputy Prosecutor General Advocate Innocentia Nyoni on behalf of Prosecutor General Adv. Martha Imalwa, General Major & Deputy Inspector General for Administration Anne – Marie Nainda on behalf of Lt. Gen. Inspector – General Sebastian Ndeitunga.