Past eventResearch Event

Namibia's Domestic Priorities and Regional Role: Drought, Development and Democratization

2 December 2016 - 14:30 to 15:30

Chatham House, London


HE Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia
Chair: Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group



With its stable, democratic environment, Namibia is well placed as a commercial entry point into SADC, but it faces deep policy challenges of high inequality, unemployment, a skills deficit and poverty that are problematic across the region. These issues have been compounded by a drought that has eroded regional resilience. 

Delivering diversified growth to support job creation is a government priority, but it requires long term strategic thinking and delivery in social as well as economic policy, supported by domestic and international investment. 

At this meeting, President Hage Geingob of the Republic of Namibia, discusses how his government plans to deliver diversified growth to achieve its national development goals.