Nandi-Ndaitwah highlights vital role of women in maintaining peace

Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has emphasised the meaningful and significant role women play in maintaining and promoting peace both locally and internationally.

Nandi-Ndaitwah made these remarks at a stakeholders’ breakfast meeting here on Wednesday, which launched the five-year Namibia International Women’s Peace Centre (NIWPC) Strategic Plan for the next five years.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said 2023 is an exciting year for the NIWPC-team because of the road map in the form of the five-year NIWPC Strategic Plan (2023-2028) to direct the centre’s activities.

“We remain committed to strengthening and broadening collaborations in order to realise our vision of being a Centre of Excellence that promotes inclusive and sustainable peace through collaborative and synergistic efforts both locally and globally,” Nandi-Ndaitwah said.

Nandi-Ndaitwah also commended the United Nations (UN) Coordinator in Namibia, UN Agency representatives, and consultants for their constant support.

Consultant Dr Anton Olivier stated at the same meeting, that the ultimate objective for NIWPC over the next five years is to promote peace.

“The NIWPC also intends to play a coordinating role to create synergy within the research and knowledge management hub,” said Olivier.

Olivier went on to say that everyone is a collaborator in promoting peace.

The NIWPC was officially inaugurated on 31 October 2020, on behalf of Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, by Vice President Nangolo Mbumba, where the Government of the Republic of Namibia underlined its commitment to sustainable peace.

Source: NAMPA