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Deputy Director Deputy Director

ministry of gender

Mr. Josia Kavaa
Community Empowerment
Tel: +264 61 2833159
Fax: +264 61 229081

Director Director

ministry of gender

Ms. Eline Nghiitwikwa
Tel: +264 61 2833123
Fax: +264 61 229081

Deputy Director Deputy Director

ministry of gender

Ms. Spendu Onesmus
Early Childhood Development
Tel: +264 61 2833132
Fax: +264 61 229081

Early Childhood Development (ECD) entails the care and education of children aged between 0-4 years of age- with a view of laying a strong foundation for holistic children development. This prepares children for learning so that they become useful citizens and lead productive lives. The directorate also address community mobilization and sensitization to empower disadvantaged urban and rural communities for sustainable socio-economic development and poverty reduction.


  • Promote equitable and accessible services and resources for the community.
  • Improve equitable access to ECD programmes.
  • Improve management and quality delivery system related to ECD programmes.
  • Improve implementation of community development programmes.


  • Improve the quality of life of the Namibian people by encouraging women and men from disadvantaged communities to embark on Income.
  • Generating Activities (IGA's) to promote self employment initiatives.
  • Provide financial and technical support to potential IGAs Ensure monitoring and evaluation of IGA projects.
  • Create networks and develop market for local products.
  • Disseminate information on available service and promote equitable access to such service for the community.
  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of cost effective .evidence-based strategies for ECD interventions
  • Strengthen outreach services for ECD in the country.
  • Develop capacity for the provision of community based ECD services.
  • Develop and implement a system for continuous monitoring and supervision of the provision of community based ECD services.


  • Integrated and Early Childhood
  • Development Community Development

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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