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Stakeholder Engagement

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Namibia

Stakeholders identify bottlenecks in Labour Commission processes

The Office of the Labour Commissioner has initiated a Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) initiative, engaging stakeholders to address longstanding challenges and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of labour dispute resolution. Labour Commissioner Kyllikki Sihlahla said that the office, which handles labour dispute resolutions through conciliation and arbitration processes, has long faced public criticism for its inefficiencies.     During the stakeholder engagement, Deputy Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment […]

todayJuly 17, 2024 14

Namibia

Oshikoto region considers trimester system return for schools

The Directorate of Education, Arts, and Culture in the Oshikoto region and its stakeholders have proposed the re-introduction of a trimester system for schools from 2025 onwards. The concerns of the semester revolve around the length of the semester, fatigue among learners, and difficulty in curriculum planning. Here is the Executive Director of the Ministry Sanet Steenkamp.

todayMay 13, 2024 54

Africa

How expensive it is to be poor: Prof. Abdoulaye Diabaté inspires global action against malaria at TED2024

    In a stirring address at TED2024, Prof. Abdoulaye Diabaté, Head of Medical Entomology and Parasitology at the Research Institute in Health Sciences in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and Principal Investigator of Target Malaria Burkina Faso, shared his journey with malaria and his resolute commitment to eradicating it. Prof. Diabaté's talk shed light on the devastating toll of malaria, particularly in Africa, and stressed the urgent need for transformative solutions. […]

todayApril 30, 2024 21

Namibia

Government Institutions Pension Fund increases pension and disability income benefits

The Government Institutions Pension Fund announced pension and disability income benefits increases. The Board of Trustees took this decision after a thorough actuarial due diligence process and in consideration of various factors such as the inflation rate, cost of living, reasonable benefit expectations of its active annuitants, affordability on the part of the Fund and the average annual return over the last five years, as well as the current and […]

todayApril 29, 2024 28

Africa

Africa’s PhDs: study shows how to develop strong graduates who want to make a difference

    By Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand and Marta Vicente-Crespo   The challenge for universities is to produce graduates who can work with others to produce knowledge and research that can change institutions and societies for the better. That is the basis on which the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (Carta) began developing an approach to teaching PhDs 12 years ago. The consortium supports faculty members […]

todayApril 2, 2024 11

Uncategorized

Coalition talks underway in Pakistan

The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade has postponed public consultations on three key legislation and policy documents to a later date. According to Elijah Mukubonda, the ministry's spokesperson, the stakeholder engagements will cover topics related to the National Informal Economy, Startups, and Entrepreneurship Development Policy.

todayFebruary 12, 2024 3

Africa

Nigeria’s plastic ban: why it’s good and how it can work

  By Temitope O. Sogbanmu, University of Lagos Two weeks into January 2024, Nigerian authorities took steps to curb environmental degradation caused by plastic pollution in the country. The Federal Ministry of Environment and the Lagos State government both announced bans on single-use plastics. The Federal Ministry of Environment was the first to issue a directive. It banned single-use plastics in its own departments and agencies. The Lagos State government […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 24

Namibia

Omaheke Regional Council chairperson urges learners to be more committed

  Omaheke Regional Council Chairperson Ignatius Kariseb on Friday appealed to learners to take their education seriously, emphasising its role in shaping their futures. Speaking during a stakeholder engagement on education, Kariseb expressed concern that some children think they are doing their parents a favour by attending school. “Our children must understand that they are not doing their parents a favour by going to school. It is instead an opportunity […]

todayJanuary 22, 2024 5

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