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First-ever ‘Buy Local, Grow Namibia’ Fair set for Saturday

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The ‘Buy Local, Grow Namibia’ campaign, in conjunction with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) and the Local Merchant Market, will host the first-ever ‘Shop Local, Grow Namibia’ Fair on Saturday. The campaign is led by various partners such as […]

The ‘Buy Local, Grow Namibia’ campaign, in conjunction with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) and the Local Merchant Market, will host the first-ever ‘Shop Local, Grow Namibia’ Fair on Saturday.

The campaign is led by various partners such as the United Nations (UN) Namibia, Namibia Trade Forum, Team Namibia, The Namibian newspaper, and O&L BrandX who all share a vision to promote the Growth at Home Strategy of the Ministry of Trade, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to identify innovative solutions to accomplish Vision 2030.

The fair, set to take place at the FNCC, will be a platform for highlighting the quantity of diversity and quality of local products available in the Namibian market.

Since its beginning in October 2020, ‘Buy Local, Grow Namibia’ has been a multi-stakeholder campaign coordinating a variety of initiatives to raise awareness of the need to support Namibia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic by utilising local products and services.

The campaign specifically aims to address and promote the UN SDGs of no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth.

It further promotes the SDG of industry, innovation and infrastructure, sustainable cities and communities and responsible consumption and production.

UN Namibia spokesperson Welda Mouton in a statement on Monday said the fair will be a lively, family-friendly event that encourages the public to buy locally, support Namibian companies, and value the country’s unique culture.

“In addition to a selection of local foods and beverages, there will be live musical performances, children’s games, and an exclusive screening of local films to round off the day,” she stated.

The films to be screened are the outcome of a project that began in August of this year, titled ‘Kino Namibia Film Festival 2022,’ which is a film hub initiative run by the Namibia Film Commission in collaboration with the UNDP Accelerator Lab Namibia. As a result of the success of KinoNamibia2022, 13 indigenous films were produced in 48 hours

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

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