Country summary:

Board Member Emily May Brown
Staff Members Veronika Haimbili
When registered 2012
Alliance focal network NANGOF/Alliance
Government COEs 36
View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 1
Key partners Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare; Association of Local Authorities in Namibia (ALAN); The Namibian Association of Local Authority Officers (NALAO); Polytechnic of Namibia (PON); and Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders (AMICAALL).


Read more in the Namibia country report.

NAMIBIA Strategy 2016 – 2020


Namibia: Wilhelmina Malapi

“bring change and to improve our livelihood” During my first meeting with Gender Links I was impressed by the enthusiasm and willingness of the facilitator, who was a man, to help us bring change and improve our lives. It was strange for me that a stranger will come to us and learn us how to […]

July 16, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Gender equality Programs: Protocol @ work

Swaziland – Noxolo Ngcobo

                                       “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” I am quite passionate about education, and in some instance I helped 10 underprivileged children by paying their school fees. […]

July 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | Education | Youth Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia – Oshakati Town Council

Oshakati is a town that has a population of about 37,000 in the Oshana Region of Namibia. It is the regional capital and was officially established in July 1966. The council is currently working towards implementing policies that will help with the reduction of gender-based violence (GBV) within the community. There are seven councillors within […]

Namibia – Christina Isaaks

“As a leader I was not aware of my rights and also the policies which is the guiding tools.” After joining Gender Links I, as a leader, became outspoken and Confident to speak in the public events. I have gained courage to stand for what I believe in as a woman and as a deader. […]

July 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia – Gregor Afrikaner

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader, they set out to make a difference – it’s never about the goal it’s always about the role.” The most memorable experience I have as a leader is when I was elected as National youth council executive member in the constituency. It has given me power […]

July 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

Namibia -Nkurenkuru Town Council

The Nkurenkuru Town Council, since its inception and proclamation as a town in September 2006, has been dominated by men in its most administrative and most non-administrative structures. The Council is aware of the SDGs and is working towards achieving some of them within its mandate as stipulated for in the Local Authority Act of […]

Namibia – Tses Village Council

Tses is a village in Karas Region in southern Namibia, with a population of approximately 1000. It is situated one kilometre off the main B1 highway from Windhoek to Cape Town and Johannesburg, opposite the turn to Berseba and Brukaros Mountain. The Council is not having a gender specific policy but the Council is aware […]

Namibia – Rehoboth Town Council

Rehoboth Town Council is situated in the central Namibia just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. This council aims to provide professional and efficient services to all its clients. The Rehoboth Town Council former deputy Mayor won 2010 Mayoral awards at the first ever Local government Summit. The councillors are all new and were elected […]

Namibia – Ondangwa Town Council

Ondangwa is one of the oldest historic towns in the North Central Regions of the country. The town was established as a missionary centre in 1800’s. Along the years the town was then used as a centre of assembly for the majority of the people in the north who used to travel to Ondangwa in […]

Namibia – Mariental Council

The Mariental Council is mindful of the ever increasing role for Local authorities in Namibia. It has realized the need to become more effective and efficient in view of scarce financial resources, and has decided to embark on a participatory process to develop a local strategic plan to improve the town. With regards to gender-related […]



Country ManagerSarry Xoagus - Eises
Phone00264 81 209 216
AddressJohann Albrecht 139 Street, Namibia