Directorate of Community Empowerment Directorate of Community Empowerment

The Directorate of Community Empowerment 


  • Ensure attainment of girls and women empowerment
  • Mobilise communities towards socio-economic empowerment
  • Improve care and protection for children's well-being


  • 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.


Director's office:
Email: Tel: +264612833124

Community Empowerment:
Email:  Tel: +264612833159

Early Childhood Development:
Email:  Tel: +264612833132

Notice Board Notice Board


  • Day of the African Child
    16 June 2020
  • World day against Trafficking in Persons
    30 July 2020
  • Day of the Namibian Child
    28 Sep 2020
  • 16 Days of Activism Agains GBV
    25 Nov 2020
  • International Human Rights Day/Namibia Women's Day
    10 Dec 2020
  • Safer Internet Day
    11 Feb 2021
  • International Women's Day
  • 08 Mar 2021