Namibia

Flag of NamibiaNamibia /nəˈmɪbiə/, officially the Republic of Namibia (Afrikaans: Republiek van Namibië; German: About this sound Republik Namibia (help·info), is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Although it does not border with Zimbabwe, less than 200 metres of riverbed (essentially the Zambia/Botswana border) separates them at their closest points. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March 1990, following the Namibian War of Independence. Its capital and largest city is Windhoek. Namibia is a member state of the United Nations (UN), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

  • The UN-SPIDER programme aims to be a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management, risk management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries. UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities.UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal
  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Financial Tracking Service (FTS) aims to present a complete picture of all international humanitarian funding flows. Since 1992, it has collected reports on humanitarian funding flows submitted by Government donors, UN-administered funds, UN agencies, NGOs and other humanitarian actors and partners, including the private sector.Humanitarian aid contributions
  • Humanitarian Response is a specialised digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) provided to the community as part of OCHA's responsibility under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's Operational Guidance on Responsibilities of Cluster/Sectors & OCHA in Information Management. Humanitarian Response aims to be the central website for Information Management tools and services, enabling information exchange among operational responders during either a protracted or sudden onset emergency.UNOCHA Humanitarian Response
  • PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals.Preventionweb
  • BICC’s research and advisory work strives to reduce the potentially harmful effects accompanying any effort to organize violence in social relations. BICC’s activities can be subsumed in the following three thematic clusters, which are closely related to each other: Armament and arms control: Controlling arms and supporting disarmament; Dynamics of violent conflict: Preventing, transforming and ending violent conflict; Order and change: Understanding violence in social orders. Bonn International Center for Conversion
  • This information portal of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and BICC provides background information on issues regarding security policy.War and Peace security policy issues
  • The Interactive Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons is an online database that provides information on the global distribution of, and how to identify commonly used* small arms and light weapons (SALW) in organized violence. It is designed to build knowledge on how to recognize different types, makes and models of commonly used SALW; to collect data on the global and country-specific spread of these SALW; and to describe some of their visual and technical specifications.Guide on Small Arms and Light Weapons
  • Provides the current travel advice of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Dutch). Reisadviezen Rijksoverheid (Dutch)

Economy

  • The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Competitive Industrial Performance Index (CIP) country profiles (PDF). Website: http://stat.unido.org/cip/Competitive Industrial Performance Index
  • The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Gaborone, Botswana. Its goal is to further socio-economic cooperation and integration as well as political and security cooperation among 16 southern African states. It complements the role of the African Union.Southern African Development Community
  • The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is an intergovernmental organisation that provides a platform for peer learning and exchange for African ministries of finance, budget and planning. The Budgets in Africa section provides up-to-date and regular information on African national budgets. Here you will be able to access publicly available budget documentation for African countries, since 2010.Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative
  • The legal currency used in this country (Wikipedia).National currency (Wiki)
  • The Central Bank of this country.National Central Bank
  • The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has created these interactive visualizations of downloadable time-series data that reflect the very latest trade data available in UN Comtrade. In addition, to the extent possible, the data gaps were estimated and flagged accordingly. Countries’ export and import data are displayed in a world map that is color-coded by trade intensity and visualizations of trade balances, top trading partners, top traded commodities, etc. and it can be further customized by selecting individual or multiple countries, regions and/or commodities, and period.UN Comtrade data explorer
  • Resourcetrade.earth has been developed by Chatham House to enable users to explore the fast-evolving dynamics of international trade in natural resources, the sustainability implications of such trade, and the related interdependencies that emerge between importing and exporting countries and regions.International resource trade
  • The CCBG consists of 15 Governors from the SADC (Southern African Development Community) central banks. The CCBG deals with the development of financial institutions and markets, co‑operation regarding international and regional financial relations, and monetary, investment and foreign exchange policies. Committee of Central Bank Governors in SADC

Development

  • The UNESCO transparency portal has been designed to enable public access to information about the Organization's activities across sectors, countries, and regions, accompanied by some detail on budgetary and donor information. UNESCO transparency portal
  • The Country Information Portal provides overview and consolidation to more than 80 countries. The individual country contributions are subdivided into five subject areas and thus cover a broad spectrum of relevant aspects of international cooperation. This information is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as part of the project "Key Qualifications for International Cooperation". In German.LIPortal country information (German)
  • This dissemination platform of the Global SDG Indicators Database provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals".UN Global SDG Indicators Database
  • The SDG Knowledge Hub is an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Knowledge Hub is managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which is fully responsible for its content. SDG Knowledge Hub
  • The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG Index and Dashboards
  • The World Bank SDG dashboards present data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) that help to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not always the official indicators for SDG monitoring. WDI Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.EC International Cooperation and Development
  • International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) is a global initiative to improve the transparency of development and humanitarian resources and their results to address poverty and crises.International Aid Transparency Initiative
  • This website provides access to the open data of official development aid projects and programmes in IATI format, started after January 2015 and executed by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland – RVO.nl). These projects are commissioned and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Netherlands Enterprise Agency aiddata
  • At this transparency portal you can find every development cooperation activity supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. The portal enables you to find the activities in specific countries or regions, in sectors or by receiver organisation. This platform extracts the raw IATI data published by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the IATI registry, and presents it in an easy-to-use web interface. It does not alter or interpret the data in any way.Dutch Foreign Affairs open aid data

Other data and statistics

  • UNCTADSTAT country profiles are selections of key economic statistics by country. They include a wide range of internationally comparable indicators allowing users to compare statistics across countries. The maritime profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's situation regarding maritime transport and international trade, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.UNCTAD statistics maritime profiles
  • The Population Reference Bureau (USA) analyzes demographic data and research to provide objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in accessible formats.Population Reference Bureau Intl. data
  • The Global Slavery Index provides a map, country by country, of the estimated prevalence of modern slavery, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond to this issue. This information allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and adequacy of the response in 167 countries.Global Slavery Index

Publications

  • The most comprehensive website on Namibian history and engineering infrastructure with pictures, a biographical database of Namibian personalities with over 2300 entries and the full text of the author's PhD thesis. Namibia Library of Dr Klaus Dierks
  • EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. The EADI Research Monitor is a publication database for development research.EADI Research Monitor

News about Namibia

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Botswana has repatriated 135 Zimbabwean refugees, the majority who...

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[Namibian] OTJIWARONGO constituency councillor Julius Neumbo died...
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Namibia will this week deport 53 foreign nationals who fled South...
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[Namibian] A conducive operational environment needs to be created...
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[Namibian] Several houses at the northern towns of Ongwediva and...
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[Namibian] Workers of the cash-trapped Agricultural Business...
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[Namibian] The insurance and finance segment of listed Nictus...
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[Namibian] Around 40 Namibians will have a life-changing opportunity...
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[Namibian] Namibian authorities have impounded a fishing vessel...
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Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, was in Rwanda to mark...
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[Namibian] A BOY drowned while attempting to cross a water pan at...
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[New Era] With the closure of the Warehouse Theatre, The Project Room...
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[New Era] Namibia's lukewarm performance at the ongoing 2019 Copa...
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[Namibian] SWAPO Party candidate Gabriel Matheus has been duly...
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[Namibian] A Swakopmund-based psychiatrist who is being prosecuted...
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[Namibian] In 2017, a total of 44 245 pupils dropped out of school in...
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[Namibian] Erongo governor Cleophas Mutjavikua has opened up about...
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[Namibian] President Hage Geingob says the government needs to come...
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[Namibian] Good rains in Kunene and parts of Erongo over the past...
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[New Era] The Namibian youngsters, who represented the country at the...
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[Namibian] MORE than 100 people gathered in Windhoek on Monday to...
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[Namibian] Out-Right Namibia held a march last Saturday for the...
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[Namibian] THE ministry of finance is considering accepting an offer...
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12/10/2019 - 08:21
[Namibian] Swapo councillor elected as Khorixas mayor
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12/10/2019 - 07:40
[Namibian] THE Cabinet has approved the participation of the trade...
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12/10/2019 - 06:25
[New Times] President Paul Kagame and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin...
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Pensioners Applaud Geingob On 'Caring Leadership':...
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[New Era] Windhoek -The second session of the Namibia-Tanzania Joint...
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