ACTION on Whistleblower Protection

Please get involved and share this document widely. Click to open or download: ACTION_media_statement-Whistleblowers A whistleblower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical, or not correct within an organization that is either private or public. The Whistleblower Protection Bill, which was …

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2017 Discussions

Right of Access to Information. Public Servant Accountability. Securing Namibian resources for Namibians. Abolish systems of wealth disparity. Address disregard for traffic regulation and road safety violations. New Economic and Social Development. Education and Innovation for the Digital Era. Improved Early childhood development. Nutrition based National Health Development.

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The root of wealth disparity

Directly linked to our striking teachers, the most important question in Namibia right now: how do we structure our financial system so that it actually provides an economic and social good to avert the looming crisis emanating from ordinary working people taking defensive action? Consider that: Thanks to years of …

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High GDP linked to Equitable Development

Failure of Namibia to translate national resources into improvements in poverty reduction and a living wage for every adult Namibian is due to systemic governance failures, especially arbitrary exercise of power of a selected minority of individuals within government structures. Namibia’s political, administrative and economic elites are advancing increasingly constrained …

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What is STATE CAPTURE?

State capture is a type of systemic political corruption in which private interests significantly influence a state’s decision-making processes to their own advantage through unobvious channels, that may not be illegal. The influence may be through a range of state institutions, including the legislature, executive, ministries and the judiciary. It …

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National Information Policy

CAP Namibia was part of the project to revise the National Information Policy of Namibia in July and August 2016. We are thankful  for  the progressive thinking of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology to engaging CAP in their policy making. Information is essential to the delivery of public …

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NAMIBIA ATI Law in the making

The who’s who of Namibian media – together with a contingent of civil society and human rights organisations and senior government figures – yesterday thronged a consultative platform at which frank input is being sought towards the drafting of the much-awaited access to information law. The envisaged far-reaching piece of …

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Get out there and do it

Understand and communicate the benefit of participation For me , this for me seems to be the core of engaging participants and highlights the fallability of the rationale choice approach.One of the aspects that could be highlighted is the use of technology to reducing the “cost” of citizen participation, which …

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Which Citzens need we Engage ?

Citizen engagement is what open government is all about, with active citizenship often being a vital link between transparency and accountability. ‘Open Government requires openness to citizen participation and engagement in policymaking and governance, including basic protections for civil liberties’ (Open Government Partnership). In an increasingly complex world, citizens’ input …

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Why Open Governance?

Open government requires cultural shift in the public service Namibia follows a party Political culture of “limited disclosure, insular policy making,” which takes into account the “Leading party view only.” #CAPNamibia: is a new and relevant  Namibian network for citizen participation. We fight to deepen  democracy’s penetration in our communities …

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