Since Namibia gained its independence in 1990, the country has enjoyed a remarkable economical success. This can be attributed to the fact that Namibia has a good physical infrastructure, a functioning market economy, a strong government, and abundant natural resources – mining, livestock rearing, fishing and food processing have been important pillars of the economy. Nevertheless Namibia still faces great disparities of wealth. The Hanns Seidel Foundation is committed to assist the Namibian government in its efforts for more equality.
To foster sustainable economic advancement, we support research on socio-economic topics and public policy analysis. Additionally we support the development of skills and capacities in Namibia’s economic sector by encouraging discourse and by supporting socially disadvantaged groups in receiving vocational training.
We host regular dialogue sessions, conferences and discussion on current socio-economic issues to enhance public debate - often in collaboration with our partner organisation IPPR. An example is the HSF's quarterly “Business Breakfast” – a high profile information sharing and networking event for stakeholders in policy-making, business and civil society.
Research and Publications
Additionally we are funding IPPR’s bi-monthly bulletin ‘Economy Watch’, a publication providing topical information on the Namibian Economy. HSF and IPPR also collaborate on a number of other publications.
For more information, please contact us at info(at)hsf.org.na.