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UNIC Windhoek and UNRC to Namibia send Mouton off to the 2016 RAF Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme

DSC_0012This afternoon, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Windhoek and the UN Resident Coordinator to Namibia (UNRC) Ms. Kiki Gbeho, wished Marlise Mouton the best of luck as she prepares to fly to the United States of America to attend the 2016 Reham Al-Farra (RAF) Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme.

The month-long Programme, which was mandated in December 1980 by UN General Assembly Resolution 35/201 (paragraph III-9) and renamed in September 2003 “Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalists Fellowship Programme” to honour Ms. Reham Al-Farra, a young UN staff member killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, is designed for young, full time journalists working in print, web-based, radio and television media from developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

DSC_0008Mouton, a broadcast journalist for Channel 7, will become the fourth Namibian to participate in the Programme, following in the footsteps of Ms. Angie Kapeliania and Mr. Protasius Ndawendapo who both participated in the programme in 1990 and Mr. Leevy-Lee Abrahams who participated in 1998.

Ms. Gbeho congratulated Mouton on her acceptance and encouraged her to make the most of the opportunity. Mouton is excited to represent the Land of the Brave at the programme, which will begin next week.

“Prosperous Paths” reaches 5000 girls across Windhoek

5000 girlsFriday, 29 July 2016, was a memorable day for the UN System and 700 female learners at Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School in Katutura, Windhoek. After one month and 12 outreaches, the ‘Prosperous Paths: Leading in Vocation’ programme surpassed its target of educating 5000 girls on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Exactly one month before on 29 June 2016, Ms. Kiki Gbeho, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) to Namibia launched ‘Prosperous Paths’ at Jakob Marengo Tutorial College. Not only did Ms. Gbeho share her personal story of hard work and success to over 600 female learners, she also spread the message of self-empowerment and self-determination to the enthusiastic crowd. Since then, the UN System, namely UNFPA Namibia’s Ms. Dennia Gayle and UNIC Windhoek’s Ms. Anthea Basson, have spoken to girls across the capital city about the importance of striving to achieve Goal #5 of the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to ‘achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Continue reading

“Prosperous Paths” educates Augustineum Secondary School girls about GBV in Namibia and promotes women’s empowerment

Prosperous PathsOn Friday 1 July 2016, the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia hosted the second “Prosperous Path” outreach at Augustineum Secondary School in Khomasdal, Windhoek. True to the campaign’s motto to ‘foster empowerment and education among young females in Namibia’, the event was held in front of a highly motivated audience of over 400 female students aged 12 to 18.

Ms. Kiki Gbeho, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) in Namibia, addressed the girls on this special occasion and engaged with them in a dialogue about the work of the United Nations in Namibia, its efforts in promoting human rights and the importance of spreading the message of gender equality. Continue reading

UN System in Namibia launches “Prosperous Paths” outreach programme to empower & inspire 5000 girls

Prosperous Paths

Students from Jacob Marengo Tutorial College have been inspired to take their own #ProsperousPath.

On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, the United Nations (UN) System in Namibia launched “Prosperous Paths,” at Jacob Marengo Tutorial College in Windhoek Namibia. The programme aims at educating 5,000 secondary level female students on gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as to offer mentorship to the students through an accompanying social media campaign.

600 young girls from Jacob Marengo Tutorial College were addressed by the UN Resident Coordinator to Namibia, Ms. Kiki Gbeho at the launch. She shared her journey as a women through her career and called upon the female Namibian youth to make their voices heard and have faith in themselves to bring about change because no one is too small to step up and make a difference. The UNRC to Namibia further encouraged the girls to, “take space, be prepared and dare to be different.” Continue reading