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Deputy Director Deputy Director

ministry of gender

Ms. Joyce Nakuta
Tel: +264 61 2833149
Fax: +264 61 229569

Director Director

ministry of gender

Ms. Helena Andjamba
Tel: +264 61 2833167
Fax: +264 61 229569

Deputy Director Deputy Director

ministry of gender

Lydia Shikongo
Tel: +264 61 2833185
Fax: +264 61 227325

Child welfare means that the right mechanisms are put in place to protect all children. The Ministry advocates for a legislative framework that promotes the protection of children and has adopted a national strategy that coordinates the implementation of all activities.


  • Ensure the care and protection of children.
  • Empower communities to take care of OVC.
  • Strengthen the implementation and coordination of services.


  • Develop and implement programmes, relevant legislative statues and projects aimed at ensuring the care and protection of children in Namibia.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of cost-effective, evidence-based strategies to deliver Child Care and Protection interventions.
  • Facilitate access by all children to quality health and nutrition, education, protection, and care & support services.
  • Contribute to the development an enabling environment for child welfare where political will, financial and human resources match the need.
  • Engage and empower families and communities with regard to the child welfare programme.
  • Develop policies, guidelines and standards for the provision of Child Care and Protection Services.
  • Monitor and ensure adherence to national and international standards and guidelines defined for the provision of Child Care and Protection Services.
  • Develop National Capacity for the implementation of Child Welfare programmes at all levels of service provision.
  • Establish and maintain a database/data warehouse on OVC for Namibia.
  • Continuously advocate for Child Welfare to remain a priority on the National Development Agenda.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the National Agenda for Children (NAC).
  • Ensure provision of emergency assistance to children in dire need.


  • Child Care Services
  • Child Allowance Services

Head office contact details

gender_postal_namibiaPrivate Bag 13359, Windhoek,Namibia

gender_physical_namibiaJuvenis Building Independence Avenue


gender_fax_namibia+264-61-238941 / 221304

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