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Namibia

2nd Edition
The Goethe-Institut Namibia, in collaboration with UNESCO and other partners hosted their festival in October as part of a larger Science Week 2018 that welcomed almost 600 learners from about 16 schools across Namibia for a week of educational fun. It was held at the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and with contributions from the University of Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology, the Namibia Scientific Society (NSS), National Commission on Research Science and Technology and the World Food Programme (WFP). During Science Week, learners were exposed to various science films, scientific concepts and methods relative to food through experiments and demonstrations. One prominent display was the demonstration of hydroponics by the WFP. In her opening address, Deputy Permanent Secretary: Geological Survey of Namibia Gloria N. Simubali said the initiative is in line with the Namibian Government’s goal of creating a more knowledge-based society. “This event provides an opportunity for all, especially young people, to participate in activities that showcase science and encourages them to consider pursuing a career in science,” she said. Simubali noted that the project has grown from welcoming around 270 learners in 2017 to almost 600 this year. Learner Lucia Kandjengo from Cimbabasia Primary School, said: “At first, I did not know what this was about but I have learnt a lot about our food resources and like how air pressure works. We also saw dinosaur bones and I would like other learners to also experience the same next year,”

Film Selection 2018

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Over 30 pre-jury members with expertise in science education and science communication in the participating countries and in-depth knowledge of the local target audience are closely involved in the selection process. All films are translated and synchronized or subtitled into local languages where necessary to offer access without language barriers.

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Daniel Stoevesandt

Director


Ruth Suermann

Cultural Programme Coordinator


Our Partners and Sponsors in Namibia

Partners and sponsors

Kenya Discovery Center
UniZulu
Christoph Meyer Science Center
UNESCO
iziko - Museum of Africa
National Commision on Research Science & Technology (NCRST)
Namibia - Scientific Society - Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
South Africa - St. Andrews School
Coat of Arms
World Feed Programme
Frensch National Research Institut for Sustainable Development (IRD)