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Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia

Hanns Seidel Foundation
70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street
P O Box 90912 Klein Windhoek
Windhoek, Namibia
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Hanns Seidel Foundation - Namibia Office


The Hanns Seidel Foundation is currently present in more than 60 countries worldwide with over 90 projects and has liaison offices in Washington, Brussels, and Moscow. HSF describes its work and mission with the motto "in the service of democracy, peace and development". Learn more about what a political foundation does by clicking here. To specifically find out what the Hanns Seidel Foundation does in Southern Africa watch the video down below. More information about the work of the HSF in Namibia may be obtained by viewing our flyer.

The Communication Ball Game

Communication – we practise it daily. But do we really know how? On April 24th and 25th 2017, HSF presented their new training modules to a group of trainers in the “House of Democracy”. A special focus was put on communication so that the trainers are well quipped to help Civil Society Organisations with our most important interpersonal skill. undefinedRead more here

Going Pro with Writing? No Problem with Russell de la Port

“Get yourself into that creative mind-set”, urges writer Russell de la Porte his audience. Following the invitation of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), he was taking colleagues from HSF and from HSF partner organisations back to the basics to enhance their abilities to produce well-written texts. His “Professional Writing Skills Workshop” took place on the 15th and 16th of March 2017 in Windhoek’s House of Democracy. undefinedRead more here

Bitonde: Namibia can learn from Brazil’s hunger policies

WINDHOEK: On 13 September 2016, the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) co-hosted a Business Breakfast with the Hanns Seidel Foundation on the state of food security in Namibia. Jennifer Bitonde, Country Director for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Namibia, examined how other countries had successfully implemented zero hunger policies and how these might be adapted in Namibia. undefinedRead more here

Protocol Workshop aim to strengthen HSF and partner’s skills

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia held an all-day workshop on the 14th of September 2016 at the House of Democracy. The purpose of the training was to increase the understanding of protocol, and intercultural communication in the Namibian context and also to provide HSF’s Partners with useful tips on how to receive dignitaries at events. undefinedRead more here

Namibian youth demand to be heard! #youthpolicy16

During the first ever National Youth Development Seminar, young people from around Namibia stood up to shape major policies including the National Youth Policy and even the 5th National Development Plan. This trailblazing event, which took place from the 5th to the 7th of September 2016, was hosted by the Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service and supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. undefinedRead more here

HSF & FLI host second training for CHANGE students

From the 22 to 24th of August 2016, the Financial Literacy Initiative, in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia, held a training at the House of Democracy titled Financial Literacy Training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to CHANGE group. The training, which is part of the national financial literacy campaign launched by the Ministry of Finance on 15 March 2012, sought to educate the general public, and SMEs in particular, on money matter. undefinedRead more here

IPPR: “Nothing to disclose” shortcomings of asset declarations

According to the report launched by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) at the House of Democracy on the 11th of August 2016, it indicates that only a small number of public servants disclose their assets in Namibia. During the Presentation, Max Weylandt, IPPR’s Research Associate said that although the movement towards public asset declarations is gathering steam, many of the officials still remain reluctant to disclose their assets. undefinedRead more here

HSF & NID Host Another Political Party Capacity Building Workshop

The Namibian Institute of Democracy (NID) in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) conducted the second “Political Party Capacity Building Programme” (PPCBP) in Okahandja from the 20th of June until 24th of June 2016. The PPCBP is launched in February 2016 and will run until October 2016. undefinedRead more here

The Economy watch: Namibian Oil Low Prices and Water Scarcity

On the 23rd of June 2016, The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) with the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) held the Economy Watch session titled ‘The Two Sides of the Low Oil Price’ at the House of Democracy in Windhoek.  A review of recent economic developments affecting Namibia has been given by Klaus Schade, the IPPR Research Associate. undefinedRead more here

Youth Perspectives on Harambee ‪#‎yohnam‬

On the 14th of June 2016, the Hanns Seidel Foundation in collaboration with the Namibian Newspaper, the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) and partners co-hosted a panel discussion on “Youth Perspective on Harambee”. Hundreds of Namibian youth, mostly students from different high schools and tertiary institutions across Windhoek, attended the Youth Perspective on Harembee Forum at the Warehouse Theatre. undefinedRead more here

Video on Youth Perspectives on the Harambee Prosperity Plan

Learn more about what your Namibians have to say about the Harambee Prosperity Plan. undefinedWatch video

Encouraging the Reporting of Corruption

Together with the Institute of Public Policy Research the HSF organised an event on the 9th of June 2016 titled: Encouraging the Reporting of Corruption. Paulus Noa, Director of the Anti-Corruption Commission, attended the event to speak on the topic of Whistleblower Protection. undefinedRead more here 

HSF & NID Provide CENS Training in Hardap Region

From the 6th to the 10th of June 2016, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF) along with its partner the Namibia Institute of Democracy (NID) held the workshop titled Civic Education for Teachers in Namibian Schools (CENS). The two trainings took place in the Hardap region, with one workshop held in Mariental from the 6th to the 7th of June. undefinedRead more here

Dinner on the Compilation of the National Accounts

On the 31st of May 2016 Mr Titus Kamatuka, Senior Statistician National Accounts at Namibia Statistics Agency, gave a talk in Windhoek about the compilation of the National Accounts. The EAN and HSF partnered up in order to host this event. undefinedRead more here

Video on introducing the "Civics Academy"

Learn more on free video and audio content aiming to inform and to strengthen democratic values and responsible citizenship. undefinedWatch video

Commemorating National Youth Week

Hundreds of youth from across the fourteen regions in Namibia attended the Youth Speak Forum on the 29th of April 2016 at the GZ Function Center in Windhoek to celebrate the National Youth Week. The event was held under the theme “Promoting Sustainable Entrepreneurship” with the aim of exploring how youth entrepreneurship can drive economic development and support to SMEs growth. undefined Read more here

HSF and FLI host financial literacy training

The Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF) together with the Financial Literacy Initiative (FLI) facilitated a three day training workshop on the topic of financial literacy from the 18th of April 2016 till the 20th of April 2016 at the House of Democracy. The aim of the training was to encourage the group to learn, and to understand how to manage their finances as well as to promote their active contribution to the Namibian economy. undefinedRead more here

An Analysis of Geingob’s first year in office

The 21st of March 2016 officially marked the first year since Dr. Hage Geingob was officially sworn into office as the President of the Republic of Namibia. Hence, on the 17th of March 2016, the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) together with its partners, the Namibian newspaper, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and the Finnish Embassy to Namibia held a panel discussion. undefinedRead more here

Duarte trains HSF & Partners on Effective Social Media Strategies

The 10th of March 2016 marked the first appearance of Dave Duarte at the House of Democracy for a social media workshop which was aimed at strengthening the social media communications and audience engagement of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and its partners. undefinedRead more here

Namibia commemorates the International Women’s Day

On the 7th of March 2016, women from various walks of life gathered to celebrate International Women’s Day. The conference which was co-hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, House of Women, Sister Namibia and the Namibia Institute for Democracy, coincided with International Women’s Day which is marked on the 8th of March every year. undefinedRead more here

HSF & NID kick-off Political Party Capacity Building Programme

Since February of 2016, the Hanns Seidel Foundation has in co-operation with its partner the Namibia Institute for Democracy implemented a programme titled ‘Political Party Capacity Building’ aimed at all members of Namibia’s political parties. undefinedRead more here

HSF Conducts Training with Tijmana Royal House

From the 9th to the 11th of February, a training seminar by the Hanns Seidel Foundation in partnership with the Tijmana Royal House took place at the Otjimanangombe Community Hall. The aim of the seminar was to provide training in understanding the importance of meetings and taking the minutes of meetings in an organisation, and also understanding the essence of good interpersonal relationships and communication skills. undefinedRead more here

Commemorating the International Anti-Corruption Day

On the 9th of December 2015 the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) together with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Namibia Institute of Public Administration & Management (NIPAM) hosted a seminar on effective ways to break the corruption chain in commemoration of the International Anti-Corruption Day 2015. undefinedRead more here

CHANGE Graduation Ceremony

On the 24th of November 2015, CHANGE together with its partners Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the First National Bank (FNB), held a graduation ceremony to commemorate the graduation for CHANGE’ students at the House of Democracy in Windhoek west. undefinedRead more here

Commemorating 20 Years of tackling Climate Change

This Booklet was published two weeks ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The booklet celebrates Namibia's progress to foster dynamic solutions to address climate change. Commemorating 20 Years of Tackling Climate Change in Namibia 1995-2015

HSF conducts training with Namibian Police Force

From the 9th of November 2015 until the 11th of November 2015, the Namibian Police Force participated in a three day training conducted by the HSF. During this three day training at the House of Democracy, the 30 participants gathered vital skills applicable to their work environment and their private life. undefinedRead more here

Energy in Namibia - A constructive way forward

The Energy conference co-hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Economic Association of Namibia and The Namibian Newspaper on the 4th November, at Safari Hotel, brought together leaders from across the energy sector to discuss prospects, challenges and opportunities for Namibia's likely power supply deficit. undefinedRead more here

A game of trade-offs: achieving Namibia's Vision 2030

On the 3rd of November 2015, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) co-hosted a launch at the House of Democracy to release the findings of a recent research paper by the ISS which analyzed  progress in meeting Namibia’s long-term development targets. undefinedRead more here

Turning vision into reality: Namibia's long-term development outlook

Using the International Futures (IFs) forecasting system, this paper first presents a plausible long-term population forecast for Namibia. This forecast is then used to assess key targets from the National Development Plan (NDP4) and Vision 2030, Namibia’s long-term development strategy. undefinedISS Paper

Video on Namibia's long-term development outlook

Learn more about the assessment of key targets from the National Development Plan (NDP4) and Vision 2030, Namibia’s long-term development strategy. undefinedWatch video here

Video on the topic of energy

Learn more on the topic of energy in Namibia. Namibia generates much less electricity than it are using at the moment and soon the power purchase agreements with our neighbours will end. undefinedWatch video

Youth Action Against Climate Change In Namibia

The youth are a very important stakeholder when it comes to taking action against the impacts and causes of climate change. An occassion of awareness-raising and advocacy on climate change among the youth took place on 30-31 October, 2015 at the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC) in Katutura in Windhoek. undefinedRead more here

Shifting To Sustainable Energy Pathways In Namibia

The first International Renewable Energy Symposium (IRES) took place in Windhoek from 29-30 October 2015 at the Nampower Convention Centre, spearheaded by the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) of the Polytechnic of Namibia. The symposium with the theme “Renewable Energy for Economic Prosperity” saw international delegates come together to participate in this high-level gathering. undefinedRead more here

The Economic Solutions and Benefits for Housing in Namibia

On the 20th of October 2015 the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) co-hosted a Business Breakfast with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) about the economic benefits of affordable housing and potential solutions for the shortfall thereof in Namibia. This Business Breakfast was the second in a series of three events discussing current issues the Namibian economy is facing. undefinedRead more here

Social Entrepreneurship Forum Inspires and Engages the Youth

From the 16th until the 17th of October 2015 a two day Youth Speak Forum co-hosted by the AIESEC Namibia took place at The International University of Management (IUM). Under the theme of Social Entrepreneurship: "How to see problems as opportunities" young people had the opportunity to come together with representatives from different sectors to discuss how to think and act out of the box. undefinedRead more here

Driving Water Stewardship In Namibia

On the 1st of October, 2015, the Water Youth Namibia, Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) co-hosted a public dialogue focused on the role of youth in addressing Namibia's water scarcity challenges. undefinedRead more here

Namibian youth taking local action for global impacts

On the 22nd of September 2015 the Generation of African Intellectuals’ Trust (GAIT) co-hosted a Conscious Citizens youth dialogue in partnership with Free Your Mind (FYM) and the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) at Warehouse Theatre. The last Conscious Citizens dialogue of the year encouraged young Namibians to adopt a global outlook on local efforts. undefinedRead more here

Student life is more than University

Power Talks were held on the 17th of September at the International University of Namibia (IUM). Students were challenged to “think outside the box”. The event attract a large number of students from IUM, the Polytechnic of Namibia and the University of Namibia. undefinedRead more here

HSF conducts training with Youth Group in Rundu

From the 15th of September 2015 until the 17th of September 2015, the Frans Dimbare Youth Skills Training Centre in Rundu participated in a three day training about financial literacy conducted by the HSF. During this three day training, the 35 participants learned how to understand and apply financial responsibility. undefinedRead more here

Stakeholders discuss Windhoek’s looming water crisis

Due to Namibia’s climate and unpredictable rainfall, water has always been a carefully guarded resources for the country. Following a poor rainy season in 2015, only a small proportion of water supply needed to satisfy Windhoek’s water requirements was replenished. Should low rainfall levels persist for the 2016 rainy season, the city will undoubtedly experience major water shortages. undefinedRead more here

The Media Matter in a Warming World

From the 27-28 August 2015 a Climate Change Media Training for Namibian Journalist was held by Media for Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Namibia (Mead-Namibia) and the Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project of HSF. The Namibian award-winning environmental journalist and chairperson of Mead-Namibia, Absalom Shigwedha facilitated it. undefinedRead more here

Youth debate the relevance of foreign aid towards state projects

Conscious Citizens in collaboration with the Namibia Debate Academy and the University of Namibia’s Legal Aid Clinic Firm Suarez hosted a high schools debate competition themed “Good Governance and Democracy - A Youth Perspective” on the 29th of August 2015 at A. Shipena Secondary School in Katutura, Windhoek. undefinedRead more here

“Queen of Speech” gives Workshop at House of Democracy

On the 24th of August Josy Nghipandua, one of Namibia's leading media experts, conducted a workshop in in “Public Speaking and Interview Skills” for the partners and members of the House of Democracy. Participants from HSF, IPPR, NID, AIESEC, ACC, Change, DRFN, SADC Youth Forum and Insight Magazine were eager to learn from her. undefinedRead more here

HSF conducts training with the Aminuis Youth Organization

From the 18th to the 20th of August the Hanns Seidel Foundation facilitated a capacity building intervention in the Omaheke region for Aminuis Youth for Action Group. The training aimed at improving their group’s organisational and financial skills. undefinedRead more here

HSF partners on simulation platform to promote innovation in Namibia

The Hanns Seidel Foundation in collaboration with Team Namibia and the FABlab Namibia Technology Centre co—hosted a business simulation afternoon titled "Addventure". The theme was: “Quest for new Business”. The event took place on the 11th of August 2015 in Windhoek. undefinedRead more here

HSF conducts training with Ovaherero Traditional Authority

The Ovaherero Traditional Authority held a three days training workshop. Training modules were on Meetings Administration & Minutes Taking, Interpersonal & Communication Skills and Leadership for Organizations. The training was hosted at the House of Democracy from the 10th till the 12th August. undefinedRead more here

Youth learns about Public Speaking and Debate

The theme for the event hosted by Conscious Citizens on the 25th of July 2015 at the Physicaly Active Youth (PAY) Centre in Katutura was “Dialogue and Opportunity for all”. The primary objective of the event was to encourage dialogue amongst the youth as well as introducing them to the art of public speaking and debate.undefined Read more here

House of Democracy hosts first SADC Youth Water Forum in Namibia

The SADC Youth Water forum held its first meeting on the 23 July 2015 at the House of Democracy in Windhoek, Namibia. The event was organized by the Youth Water Task Team stemming from the recently held regional SADC Water Weeks in May 2015 under the theme “From Vision to Action” in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation‘s youth dialogue platform, Conscious Citizens. undefinedRead more here

Poverty Eradication through Profit Sharing?

On 15th of July 2015 a Business Breakfast on the topic of profit sharing took place in Windhoek in order to discuss the best practices. The event was co-hosted by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) in collaboration with the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI). undefinedRead more here

HSF conducts training workshops with youth in Otjiwarongo

The three day training workshops was an effort towards youth empowerment on relevant subjects such as organisational skills and leadership. The training took place in Otjiwarongo from the 13th until the 16th of July 2015 with a youth group called 4H Namibia. undefinedRead more here

HSF and DRFN chew on some ‘Food-for-Thought’

On the 1st of July, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) jointly organized a ‘Food For Thought Session’ to discuss key topics for the project to address through information and education materials. undefinedRead more here

President Hage Geingob’s first 100 days in Office

On the 29th of June 2015 the Hanns Seidel Foundation in collaboration with the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), the Namibian Newspaper and the Finish Embassy co-hosted a panel discussion on President Hage Geingob’s first 100 days as President of Namibia. undefined Read more here

Namibian Democracy: Setting the Pace for Africa

“Namibia has been a model of democracy during its 25 years of independence.” stated the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia, Honorable Prof Peter Katjavivi during his keynote address on the 25th of July 2015. undefinedRead more here

The status of electoral integrity in Africa

On 22 June, the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP), in partnership with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, launched a report titled Electoral Integrity in Africa. This report is the first by the EIP to present findings of the study of electoral integrity in a specific region, in this case, Africa, a continent of great diversity whose elections are under-studied in comparison with Europe or America. undefinedRead more here

ACC Conference: Building an Honest Namibia together

Held under the theme ‘Building an Honest Namibia Together: People, Integrity and Action’, the Anti Corruption Conference brought together a variety of actors. The conference was organized by the Anti Corruption Commission, from the 22-24 of June, to present and develop the National Anti-Corruption Strategy and Action Plan. undefinedRead more here

Adv. Thulisile Madonsela addressed Namibian Women in Leadership

According to Adv. Thuli Madonsela: “There is a leader in all of us. All we have to do is find and unleash that leader“. High profile female leaders came together in Windhoek on the 07th of May 2015. The topic of discussion was the new leadership era of women in good governance and economic development in Namibia. undefinedRead more here…

Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project successfully launched

On a crisp Thursday morning in the capital city, representatives from a diversity of organisations joined the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia to launch a new Environmental Awareness and Climate Change project. undefinedRead more here

Environmental matters matter: HSF public awareness goes green

At the start of 2015 a new project on environmental awareness and climate change has been launched. The Project will be implemented over the next three years. Its main objective is to strengthen environmental sustainability in Namibia by promoting awareness among the public on environmental protection and climate change. undefinedRead more here

Conscious Citizens discuss gender-based violence in Namibia

The topic of gender based violence has been a particularly pressing one in Namibia in the past years. The youth platform Conscious Citizens addressed it in its latest gathering, which took place on the 14th of April 2015 in Windhoek. undefinedRead more here

Provision of Water and Sanitation Services

On the 25th of March 2015 a Business Breakfast took place in Windhoek in order to discuss the promotion of good governance in the provision of water and sanitation services. The event was co-hosted by the HSF, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and the Centre for Water Management Services (Cewas). undefinedRead more here