Country summary

Board Member Emily May Brown
Staff Members Fabian Sampaya – Manager                                                      Veronika Haimbili – Officer
When registered 2012
Alliance focal network NANGOF/Alliance
Government COEs 36
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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).

Watch the video on progress made in gender equality in the region

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NAMIBIA Strategy 2016 – 2020

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 […]

Namibia – Maltahohe Village Council

Maltahohe is a village in southern central Namibia close to the Swartrand escarpment. It has about 6,000 people within its population and owns 17,000 hectares of land. As part of gender related policies, the local capacities of women and women’s organisations, as well as other actors at grassroots level, are being supported to enable effective […]

Namibia – Eenhana Town Council

Eenhana is situated in a subtropical forest. It is the capital of Ohangwena Region that was proclaimed as a town in 1999. At proclamation the town had only a few structures such as traditional office, military base and the hospital, however, at present the town has developed with modern infrastructure and through the Policy of […]

July 5, 2018 Themes: Local Government Programs: Gender and governance | Protocol @ work

Namibia – Berseba Village Council

The village council serves about 1500 residents. The council prides itself with females dominating in the council. The village is the capital of the Berseba electoral constituency, and also houses the constituency offices. The council’s gender police is active, and the people within the council follow this policy. There are five councillors that who are […]



Country ManagerFabian Sampaya
Phone00264 81 3625989
Address13 Storch Street Windhoek, Namibia