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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
Tel.: (+264) 61 237373/4
Fax.: (+264) 61 232142
E-Mail: info@hsf.org.na

Sustainable Economic Development

Economically Namibia has enjoyed remarkable success since it gained independence from South Africa in 1990. Namibia inherited a good physical infrastructure, a market economy, abundant natural resources and a strong government. Mining livestock rearing, fishing and food processing have been main pillar of the economy. Nevertheless Namibia still faces great disparities of wealth. The Hanns Seidel Foundation is committed to assist the Namibian government in its efforts for more equality.  

Measures: Dialogues and Research
The Hanns Seidel Foundation hosts regular dialogue sessions on current socio-economic issues aimed at enhancing the public debate on matters of national importance in Namibia. The Foundation organises the quarterly “Business Breakfast”, a high profile information sharing and networking event for stakeholders in policy-making, business and civil society. 

Hanns Seidel Foundation is funding IPPR’s bi-monthly bulletin undefined‘Economy Watch’, a publication providing topical information on the Namibian Economy. IPPR also collaborates with Foundation in business breakfasts, conferences, discussion rounds and occasional publications.

Aims and Objectives
The Hanns Seidel Foundation supports the development of skills and capacities in Namibia’s economic sector by contributing to undefinedsustainable economic development through the publication of topical knowledge products and by supporting socially disadvantaged groups in receiving vocational training.

Contact & Further Information
For more information, please contact us at info@hsf.org.na 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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

Infant Industry Protection - Good or Bad for Namibia?

The Government of Namibia has used IIP to protect local industries from the competition by imports. On October the 9th 2014 participants of the business breakfast discussed whether IIP is a crucial policy tool that will enable Namibia to develop its manufacturing sector and become an industrialized nation by 2030 or if it creates vested interests that impact upon competitiveness and end up punishing the consumer with higher prices and lack of choice. undefinedRead more here

HSF Business Breakfast concept introduced to Walvis Bay

Titled “The new SADC Gateway Port in Walvis Bay – Economic and Environmental Impacts?” the Hanns Seidel Foundation together with the Municipality of Walvis Bay, the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN) and the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) hosted a Business Breakfast at Walvis Bay on November 6th 2014; earmarking the Foundation’s first Business Breakfast at the coast. undefinedRead more here

Economy Watch

The Institute for Public Policy Research publishes Economy Watch four times a year. The Hanns Seidel Foundation supports this publication. undefinedFind out more about Economy Watch by following this link.