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From 3 January 2014, UNESCO Office in Windhoek became the National Office for Namibia.

UNESCO Office in Harare, in the same time, became the Multisectoral Regional Office (MSRO) thus covering Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In this transitional period, this webpage will still report on the progress of the activities implemented by the offices of Harare and Windhoek.





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EREO_EN_Logo_RGB web.jpg.jpg22 Jul 2014 NATIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE GLOBAL ACTION WEEK Equal Right, Equal Opportunity – Katima Mulilo, 14th July 2014
UNESCO participated in the national celebration of the annual Global Action Week (GAW) on Education for All (EFA) in Namibia. This annual campaign took place during the week of the 14th to the 18th July. It was organized by Ministry of Education with the focus on the theme “Education and Disability” under the slogan “Equal Right, Equal Opportunity”. More

EREO_EN_Logo_RGB web.jpg.jpg22 Jul 2014 REGIONAL CELEBRATION OF THE GLOBAL ACTION WEEK Equal Right, Equal Opportunity – Khomas Region, 17th July 2014
UNESCO participated with the Ministry of Education and Regional Council in launching Global Action Week at Eldorado Secondary School in Windhoek. The theme was dedicated to Education and Disability, and the Khomas Governor, Honourable Ms L. Mcleod-Katjirua, delivered the key note address, expressing her emotions of gratitude for being able to attend such an important event and underlining the importance of Education for All, and the Government’s commitment in achieving the right to quality education for all the children of Namibia. More

CLT Win logo res.jpg17 Jun 2014  VACANCY NOTE: National Professional Officer (NPO) for CULTURE
Working as part of the interdisciplinary team in the UNESCO Windhoek Office, in collaboration with culture stakeholders, the successful applicant will contribute to identifying, designing and implementing activities in the field of culture in Namibia.
See the detailed job description here: More

SIDA project logo-new.png29 May 2014  VACANCY NOTE: VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A CONSULTANT
PROJECT:EMPOWERING LOCAL RADIOS WITH ICTs More

15 May 2014 NEW VACANCY NOTE: National Professional Officer (NPO) for Education
The job consists in ensuring the design, implementation and coordination of activities carried out under the UNESCO Major Programme I-Education in Namibia. More

SIDA project logo-new.png24 Apr 2014 Better and wider access to ICT is said to be changing the way community radio produce and broadcast their programmes
April 2014- CI Windhoek Namibia, As one of the activities planned by UNESCO Windhoek office as a part of the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) funded project, a training was conducted for 6 correspondents and a monitoring focal person for Jozi Fm radio. The training that took place from 24-28 March 2014 aimed at establishing a network of correspondents and increases their knowledge of ICTS in various areas to support local programming and broadcasting. More

09 Apr 2014 CALL FOR CONSULTANT:Evaluation of the OSISA/UNESCO project on advancing Education For All (EFA) in the Southern Africa Region.
The OSISA/UNESCO project “Advancing Education For All (EFA) in the Southern Africa Region” is based on the recommendations of the EFA Conference held in Johannesburg in February 2005, convened by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), World Education Initiative (WEI) and UNESCO. The conference was attended by members of the public sector as well as civil society organizations pursuing education issues.
The main objective of this assignment is to undertake the evaluation of the OSISA/UNESCO project on Advancing Education For All (EFA) in the Southern Africa Region. This evaluation was foreseen to be commissioned by UNESCO in consultation with OSISA four months following completion of the project. This evaluation will assess the overall performance of the project including the projects’ main achievements, shortcomings and gaps, as well as recommendations for a roadmap on future collaboration between OSISA and UNESCO in the field of EFA.
The consultant will be a specialist in the Education sector. The consultant will be provided with all the country activity reports from the project, as well as the contact details of the relevant project partner institutions at national level. The consultant will also be provided with the progress reports submitted by UNESCO to OSISA. The consultant will provide the findings of the project evaluation to the UNESCO Windhoek Education Team. More

LogoEFA.jpg15 Mar 2014 Addressing the Global Learning Crisis – UNESCO launches the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013/14 and the “Quality Teachers for EFA” project in Namibia
UNESCO, in collaboration with the Namibian Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Faculty of Education of the University of Namibia (UNAM) officially launched the Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2013/14 “Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All” and the project “Enhancing Teacher Education for Bridging the Education Quality Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa” in Namibia under the Funds-in-Trust agreement between UNESCO and the Government of the People’s Republic of China. This official launch was held on Monday, 24 February 2014 at 17:00h in the UNAM main hall, and was honoured by the presence of the Honourable Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi and the UNESCO Assistant Director General of Education, Dr Qian Tang. More

14 Mar 2014 Short Course: Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Modeling Fellowships available
Call for candidates Short Course: Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Modelling using a Free Software (STOAT) for the hands-on. More

21 Jan 2014 CALL FOR SERVICES / [DEADLINE EXTENDED]
Reference Ref. 04/014
Evaluation of the Developing Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy Capacity for Ministries Responsible for STI in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) project. More

unescochina logo.jpg20 Jan 2014 VACANCY NOTE: National Associate Project Officer (UNESCO-CFIT project)
UNESCO’s Enhancing Teacher Education for Bridging the Education Quality Gap in Africa programme is an extra-budgetary funding mechanism and programme approach created in November 2012 with the objective of the capacity development needs of selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in relation to teacher education and professional development. The Project intends to provide support to eight countries, Namibia being one of them, will special on enhancing the capacities of teacher education institutions to prepare an adequate number of qualified teachers to achieve EFA. More

02 Jan 2014 CALL FOR CONSULTANT: DEADLINE EXTENDED Project Coordinator, Stampriet Aquifer Assessment Case Study. Ref. 03/014
The International Hydrological Programme (IHP) is UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Scientific Cooperative Programme in Hydrology and Water Resources. IHP is the only intergovernmental programme of the UN system devoted to water research, water resources management, and education and capacity building.
UNESCO is inviting qualified candidates to submit a letter of motivation in English for the above mentioned consultancy position. In addition,please send your detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV). More

SIDA project logo-new.png19 Dec 2013 Capacity building on use of MXIT App to Monitor Radio Listeners Feedback
December 2013- CI Windhoek Namibia, December 2013- UNESCO CI Windhoek Office, in partnership with MXIT Apps developer carried out a training for , representatives from 10 community radio stations drawn from South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho on use of Mxit application to receive feedback on their radio programming from listeners. This training was carried out within the framework of the SIDA funded project” “Empowering Local Radio with ICTs. The training took place on the 6th December 2013 at Fountains Inn; Cape Town. The Training was carried out by Mr Parri Lückhoff, Head of Apps & Developer at MXIT assisted by Jesse Beth Pearse, MXIT Launch Account Manager. More

10 Dec 2013 Eastern and Southern Africa’s leaders agree. It’s time to act now on young people’s HIV education and sexual health needs.Cape Town, ICASA Conference, High Level Ministerial and UN Meeting, 07 December 2013
On Saturday 07 December, at a packed meeting of experts and youth activists convened by UNESCO and other UN agencies, political and youth leaders from 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa reached an historic agreement in the response to HIV. Recognising the urgency of the situation facing young people, education and health ministers have endorsed and adopted the UN commitment to address modern day realities by ramping up sexuality education and health services. Crucially, 2.6 million young people are living with HIV in this region, while deaths caused by AIDS among adolescents have risen globally by 50% since 2005 – in stark contrast to the overall global trend of a reduction of AIDS-related deaths. More

24 Nov 2013 Regional Forum on TVET in SADC
As part of its support to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in moving the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) agenda forward, UNESCO is organizing a regional forum on TVET in SADC countries, under the theme “Monitoring Progress and Revitalizing Actions”. The Forum will take place on 26-28 November 2013 at the University of Stellenbosch, in South Africa. More

18 Nov 2013 Vacancy notice - Consultant FETWater project
Successful candidate will act as FETWater Phase III coordinator in the UNESCO Windhoek Office and be responsible for identification, planning, organization, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and support for FETWater Phase III programme and activities in the SADC countries.
Deadline: 15 December 2013
See for the criteria and application: More

18 Nov 2013 Vacancy notice - Project assistant FETWater and the Stampriet / SDC projects
The incumbent will perform administrative, logistics and financial functions relating to UNESCO Windhoek Office task to support of the FETWater and the Stampriet – SDC projects. The person will perform administrative support functions in matters relating to the project which may comprise a variety of secretarial, coordination, logistics and finance functions.
Deadline: 9 December 2013
See for the criteria and application: More

partnership_oda_japanese_fit_en small.jpg25 Oct 2013 Media release
On 29 October 2013, at the King Sobhuza Memorial Park in Ezulwini, Swaziland starting at 10 o’clock, the project “Parenting And Development Of Cultural Ceremonies Facilities And Activities In Swaziland” closing ceremony and the official presentation of results will take place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen Mother, His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Yutaka Yoshizawa and the UNESCO representative Mr. Damir Dijakovic.
See enlosed media release More

01 Oct 2013 Vacancy notice - National Programme Officer (HIV and AIDS)
UNESCO, within the framework of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), is providing support to the strengthening and national scale‐up of education sector responses to HIV and AIDS in South Africa. We are calling for the applications of suitable candidates. See the detailed requirements in the vacancy notice. More

13 Sep 2013 Celebrations of the International Literacy Day in Mariental, Hardap region, Namibia
On 8 September 2013, as for more than 40 years now, UNESCO celebrated literacy as the foundation of all learning on International Literacy Day around the globe. “Literacy for enlarging livelihood opportunities” served as Namibia’s national theme and of course also in Namibia this day could not possibly go unnoticed. The latter especially since the country had more than one thing to celebrate for and be proud of. More

03 Sep 2013 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – RFP Services
Ref: WIN/013/002(Please quote this UNESCO reference in all correspondence)

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to invite Sealed Proposals for professional services
to be provided to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO. More

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