NAMIBIA SIGNS CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH UN POPULATION FUND

WINDHOEK-- The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) of Namibia has signed an agreement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to c-operate in various areas.

The two-year agreement signed here Tuesday will, among other things, aim at finding innovative solutions to challenges faced by youth, such as sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and information communication technology (ICT) solutions to improve data management on SRH and gender-based violence.

It will also support innovative programmes to raise aspirations of young people, especially girls, through empowerment, innovation opportunities and mentor-driven programmes for youth and resource mobilisation through public-private partnerhsips.

The UNFPA Country Representative in Namibia, Dennia Gayle, said the agreement would serve as a link between the two institutions for them to figure out solutions for the challenges young people face.

"We need to exercise the ideas in the mind of young people creating opportunities from the challenges faced," Gayle said.

Acting NCRST Chief Executive Officer Enid Keramen said Namibia's youth need a platform for engagement because they have ideas, but "do not know how to make them useful".

The two institutions intend to establish a joint steering committee which will come up with strategies to help deal with the challenges faced by young people.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

NAMIBIA SIGNS CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH UN POPULATION FUND

WINDHOEK-- The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) of Namibia has signed an agreement with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to c-operate in various areas.

The two-year agreement signed here Tuesday will, among other things, aim at finding innovative solutions to challenges faced by youth, such as sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and information communication technology (ICT) solutions to improve data management on SRH and gender-based violence.

It will also support innovative programmes to raise aspirations of young people, especially girls, through empowerment, innovation opportunities and mentor-driven programmes for youth and resource mobilisation through public-private partnerhsips.

The UNFPA Country Representative in Namibia, Dennia Gayle, said the agreement would serve as a link between the two institutions for them to figure out solutions for the challenges young people face.

"We need to exercise the ideas in the mind of young people creating opportunities from the challenges faced," Gayle said.

Acting NCRST Chief Executive Officer Enid Keramen said Namibia's youth need a platform for engagement because they have ideas, but "do not know how to make them useful".

The two institutions intend to establish a joint steering committee which will come up with strategies to help deal with the challenges faced by young people.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK