Governor of the Erongo region, Cleophas Mutjavikua said that, skill development given to the people is vital in enhancing efforts to help the government to ensure better service delivery.
He made these remarks at a recently held Certificate Handover Ceremony for the project “Action for becoming a credible Civil Society Organization (CCSO) in Namibian Communities that took place in Swakopmund.
“The Government of the Republic of Namibia is happy to witness CSO representatives receiving certificates for skills development that would enhance their ability to assist the government in delivering services to the communities more effectively. This, indeed, is a remarkable achievement and the efforts of the European Union in being a reliable development partner for Namibia are highly appreciated.” He said.
The graduation certificates were presented to the CSO representatives, who achieved more than 50% in the training modules written tests
The CCSO project seeks to positively contribute to an accountable, transparent and participatory democracy in Namibia in accordance with the Namibian Constitution with the sole purpose of reinforcing CSOs as influential actors by assisting them to develop capacities and skills that will lead to an improved dialogue with elected representatives, who in turn gains knowledge to fulfill their roles and responsibilities more effectively.
The project is jointly funded by the European Union (EU) and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) to the an amount of N$13 million
The project has so far been implemented in five regions respectively, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, Erongo, Omaheke and Hardap with 10 CSOs per region benefited directly from the project.
The CSOs involved in this project work in the fields of culture and heritage, gender activism, health, people living with disabilities, farming, substance abuse and rehabilitation, as well as vocational training.