Training of 26 new BRIDGE facilitators in Windhoek, Namibia
The PEV-SADC project delivered the fifth BRIDGE train the facilitator workshops in Windhoek, Namibia. The training was facilitated by ECES expert, Eliane Torres - of few accrediting BRIDGE facilitators able to conduct training sessions in English, French and Portuguese. Her cofacilitator in Namibia was Ljupka Guguchevska from the Electoral Commission of Macedonia. Our Namibian partner and the SADC-ESN member organisation is the Namibian Non-Governmental Organisations' Forum Trust, abbreviated NANGOF Trust.The NANGOF Trust was founded in October 2007 as the voluntary association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) founded in 1991 was dissolved, and is an umbrella organisation for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Namibia. The NANGOF Trust is registered under Notarial Deed Trust, the legal document guiding the operations of the Trust.
The NANGOF Trust has a mandate for policy advocacy, network and coordinating, and to strengthen the capacity of its members through various activities conducted regionally and nationally.The NANGOF Trust has 16 Trustees, who constitute the Council. They elect three Office Bearers to represent the Board, consisting of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Treasurer. The Trustees serve on the NANGOF Trust Council and are elected into office as Council members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The Trust seeks to unite CSOs in their efforts to respond to the socio-economic needs of the poor and the vulnerable people within the Namibian society by profiling, coordinating, and promoting their activities to carry them out effectively, and representing their cause in Policy and other deliberations with the government.