Opuwo COE

Date: January 27, 2015
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Country Namibia
Province/Region Kunene
Population 7657
Baseline Score
Latest Score
Number of women councillors
Number of men councillors
Joined the COE programme

Opuwo is the capital of the Kunene Region in north-western Namibia. The town is situated about 720  km north-northwest from the capital Windhoek, and has a population of 15 000. Pieter de Villiers of the Congress of Democrats is the town’s mayor.

The first office to be established in the Kaokoland area was the colonial administrator in Swartbooisdrifton the banks of theKunene River. This was the administrative centre of the area from 1925 to 1939. Afterwards, administrative control of the area shifted to Ohopoho, later called Opuwo

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Changing lives

Comments from participants

“A great initiative by Gender Links, We will consider and incorporate gender aspects when drawing up policies and budgeting”

COE Report card
Stage Description Date Outputs
I Meetings and adoption of COE concept

Score Card

Buy in Report

II Situation analysis Situation Analysis
III SADC Protocol on gender and development
IV Inception workshop
V Action planning workshop
VI Adoption of action plan and signing of statement of commitment
Consolidated workshop Consolidated report
VII Media skills À“ campaigns planning skills (reinforce skills through campaigns) Campaign Report
VIII IT for advocacy (including use of cell phones)
IX Monitoring and evaluation Verification Report
X Summit



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