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Workshop Follow up meeting at Onambutu Village, Ohangwena Region

by Stefanie Braun


A workshop follow up meeting was held at Onambutu Village in Ohangwena Region, through the special initiative “One World No Hunger – Strengthening Land Ownership and Land Use Rights of Women in Sub-Saharan Africa” on the 08th of February 2018. Its participants consisted of 24 representatives who participated in the workshop in 2017.

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The Community follow up meeting was official opened by Mr. Absai Kashululu the workshop facilitator from Women’s Action for Development (WAD) as well as the warm welcoming of the project manager from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Ms. Stefanie Braun, who welcomed all attendants from the village that dedicated their time and efforts regardless of the busy schedule of the Mahangu field work in the region.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation team also welcomes Ms. Linda Hilumbwa as the new project administrator who will be assisting the team. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation team expressed their gratitude towards the Ohangwena Regional Council for their continuously support and cooperation in this project.

The meeting started with a short discussion of last year’s topic such as: gender equality, meaning of human rights, communal land rights with a lively discussion about the charged relationship between corruption and applicable, general law.

The workshop participants gained new knowledge in terms of possibilities of writing a will, re-allocation of property and land rights as well as an introduction to the Communal Land Reform Act. The workshop also covered the law of succession and duties of traditional authorities in dealing with questions of allocation and re-allocation of land rights in case of death as well as the traditional authority’s roles.

The participants gained knowledge on topics that were covered at the workshops. Some reported that this awareness improved their family and community lifestyles. They reported that they now feel valued, respected, have equal rights and can positively contribute to the development of their society.

The participants also benefited on the gender equality roles education and they could see the changes from their partners in the families. The participants reported that they shared the newly gained knowledge in the villages in order to expand and protect women’s land using rights.

The Namibian Constitution in Oshiwambo was given out to the workshop participants as well as the calendars which caused great excitement.

The participant’s positive feedback and request for another women conference in the village demonstrated that the workshop was indeed successfully.

In conclusion, once again we would like to thank regional council offices for the provision of the event venue and all those that were present.

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