EU Namibia Business Forum

The first ever EU Namibia Business Forum is taking place in Brussels from 24-25 October 2023.

Namibia is ranked amongst the world’s most politically stable countries with world-leading wind & solar energy resources and its substantial deposits of rare earth and other minerals, and vast ocean biomass resources, Namibia is emerging as a prospective green hydrogen hub and front-runner in the global market for GH2, as well as a resilient, stable, and reliable market for Critical Raw Materials.

Program

COMPETING FOR H2 CAPITAL

Green hydrogen projects have different economic structures and requires a more intricate and dynamic approach. You will agree that all countries have the required resource: the sun, wind and land. Some are better than others, but the difference between Namibia, Mauretania, Australia and Chile, for example, are small. This means large hydrogen projects can be built in many countries around the world. As there is limited capacity globally to build these projects, there is a global race for projects to be first to market. Given the size of the green hydrogen opportunity, various governments in wealthier nations have in fact resorted to providing billions of US dollars in subsidies and tax credits to make those countries more attractive to developers in order to attract investment.

Namibia Trade Network 2022/23

The Namibia Trade Network is a Multi-Platform media network of Namibian businesses, business professionals and trade-related information to promote and encourage local and foreign investment. Namibia Trade Network has been at the forefront of the Namibian Government’s information campaign to market Namibia and its products to the potential investors and is the pillar of information dissemination to the private-sector. The Annual publication is a review of Namibian Trade & Industry featuring the local economy, the Namibian Government, Private and Professional Organisations, Diplomatic Missions, Parastatals and Local Authorities.

Monica Geingos

Namibia’s first lady share her thoughts about the African continent, a rich and diverse one and above all a story of hope – Women and Business in Africa

Opportunities in the Namibia Mining Sector

Namibia is rich in minerals, including diamonds, gold, zinc, copper, and uranium. The mining sector in Namibia has the potential for significant growth, and investment opportunities exist in a variety of areas.

Namibia’s mining sector is ranked among the top 10 in Africa for investment attractiveness by the Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies in 2021. The mining industry is a significant contributor to the country’s economy, with minerals such as diamonds, gold, lead, zinc, tin, lithium, and uranium being mined. In 2021, the mining sector accounted for approximately 9.1% of Namibia’s gross domestic product (GDP), and is the second-largest sector in terms of foreign exchange earnings.

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Portugal Diplomatic Corps New Year’s greetings

The President of the Republic received New Year’s greetings from the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Portugal at the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

The ceremony began with the Apostolic Nuncio, D. Ivo Scapolo, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, taking the floor, which was followed by the intervention of President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

After the interventions, the greetings session took place.

Mr Ambassador Albertus Aochamub, Namibia Ambassador to Portugal.

$10 billion green hydrogen project in Namibia.

With major oil and gas discoveries in early 2022, Namibia is the most recent trailblazer among Africa’s frontier energy hotspots, as displayed by the Invest in Namibia Country Spotlight organized at African Energy Week 2022 in Cape Town last October.

“Why Namibia? When it comes to cost-effective green hydrogen, the curve is much steeper than the gas sector,” noted Jonathan Metcalfe, Business Case Development Manager for Hyphen. “As a result, we need to focus on the quality of the resource and bankability of the project. This project is a combination of a high quality resource in a very stable country, with high investability. Namibia is one of the world’s lowest cost producers. This means a much lower deployment of resources compared to normal hydrogen or energy developments.

(From Energy Capital & Power)

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A new Digital NOMAD Visa Programme were introduced on 11th  October 2022.

The latest country to offer a ‘digital nomad’ visa , Namibia  offer a visa specifically targeted at remote workers. Digital nomads can now live and work in the southwest African country for up to six months.

To qualify for Namibia’s digital nomad scheme, you’ll need a minimum income of $2,000 (£1,780) per month, (more if you’re bringing any dependents). You’ll also need proof of income, health insurance and the usual travel documents. The visa costs $62 (£55).
That makes Namibia’s digital nomad visa scheme one of the most financially accessible in the world and making it the first country on the continent of Africa to offer such a visa programme.

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CIRCULAR – DIGITAL NOMAD VISA PROGRAMME

Memorandum of Understanding on the Language Learning Promotion

The Republic of Namibia and the Portuguese Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the Language Learning Promotion under the Culture and Education umbrella protocol on the margins of the bilateral political consultations in Lisbon, Portugal.

This agreement builds on successful teaching of Portuguese in Namibian schools since 2011 where some 2000 students have already been learning the language in 26 public schools in 7 political Regions of the country. The new ambition is expand this opportunity to all 14 political regions of Namibia and to all public schools.

Ambassador Albertus Aochamub signed the agreement on behalf of Namibia and Joao Ribeiro de Almeida, President of Camoes Institute for Cooperation and Language on behalf of Portugal.

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