Reducing Digital Divide in Namibia

Governance and Engagement
Governance and Engagement
11/2021 - 11/2023
Project manager
Funded by
European Commission

The project was initiated by Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology. The project focused on strengthening digital skills and inclusion for addressing the digital divide. During the project the following plans have been developed:

  • Stakeholder engagement and strategic communication plan – the document gives an overview of the strategic communication approach for the proposed digital skills training programme as well as map stakeholders and list main communication messages
  • Digital skills action plan
  • Train the trainers manuals

There were also stakeholder workshops organised in Windhoek as well as trainings in Katima Muilio, Ondangwa and Omaruru.

The project was part of the African Union-European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Initiative. The general objective of the Initiative was to contribute to closing the digital divide and leveraging digital innovations for inclusive sustainable development in Africa. The specific objective wass to strengthen African national and regional partners’ capability to identify and implement priority actions in response to digitalisation challenges.

More info about the main achievements can be found and read here.

Media and news:

  • Namibia news portal covered the digital skills workshop