Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management

Transforming the Namibian Public Sector into a developmental and entrepreneurial system.

Welcome To NIPAM

The unprecedented growth that Namibia experienced since Independence has introduced new challenges. These include bottlenecks to transform the country into a knowledge based economy as highlighted by the National Development Plan III. In this regard, the biggest challenge involves the country’s skills base.

As a result, the Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM) was established by an Act of Parliament, the NIPAM Act 2010 (Act 10 of 2010), and was officially inaugurated on 25 February 2011 by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, the former President of the Republic of Namibia.

The purpose of NIPAM is to transform the public service in Namibia through improving management, leadership and professional competencies. It also aims to foster a climate of purpose, values and professional traditions amongst public sector employees.

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08 Jul

NIPAM holds Staff Prayer session

NIPAM staff members recently gathered in order to have an institutional prayer session. This prayer session came from the need to strengthen staff morale during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the country.

NIPAM as an institution prides itself on the wellbeing of all its staff members which is why initiatives like the prayer session and many others are organized to promote the mental health of all staff members. The need for intervention was made more pertinent as many of the NIPAM staff like the majority of Namibians have personally felt the effects of Covid-19 in their personal lives. NIPAM Executive Director Ms Maria Ndatiwelao Nangolo had a few choice words to say to the staff at the prayer session by encouraging them to keep working hard as they have been and informed staff to keep prayer in their toolkit going forward into the new normal. The prayer session was conducted outside in the open parking area with social distancing maintained to maintain safety.

Staff members expressed great appreciation for the initiative and thanked management for organizing it. NIPAM staff initiatives in addition to prayer sessions include a social club that collects money internally in order to fund financial contributions to staff members in the form of institutional donations in case of personal loss of loved one’s or care packages to help staff members through difficult times.
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21 Jun

Presidential Advisors consult Public Enterprises CEOs on Harambee Prosperity Plan II

With the aim to keep Chief Executive Officers of Public Enterprises abreast with Government’s latest developmental plans, Presidential Advisors presented the Harambee Prosperity Plan II (HPPII 2021-2025) to members of the Public Enterprises Chief Executive Officers’ Forum in Windhoek recently.

As presented, the HPPII consists of mainly five key pillars with each pillar having specific goals that the Public Enterprises in collaboration with the private sector should seek to achieve. These pillars are namely: 1) Effective Governance, 2) Economic Advancement, 3) Social Progression, 4) Infrastructure Development and 5) International Relations. These were presented by Presidential Press Secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari, Presidential Advisor on Constitutional Affairs and Private Sector Interface Ms Inge Zaamwani, Youth Matters and Enterprise Development Advisor Ms Daisry Mathias and Economic Advisor Mr James Mnyupe.

Speaking on the Economic Advancement pillar, Ms Daisry Mathias mentioned that there is emerging interest in Namibia’s potential to become a green hydrogen producer and this can have a trickling down effect on the agricultural sector in particular with the creation of ammonia-based fertilizers and subsequent job creation. She further elaborated on the Social Progression pillar of HPPII stating that increased land delivery and housing for Namibians are a key focus point for the nation’s leadership, as this will go a long way in addressing social issues facing many Namibians.

At the same occasion, Press Secretary Dr Alfredo Hengari also cited the importance of International Relations and how it relates to the overall development of the nation, and the role it plays in HPPII. He stated that Namibia generally has a smaller footprint internationally, compared to South Africa with a far greater footprint continentally. He attributed this to the difference in the scale of the economies between the two countries. In addition, Dr Hengari also emphasized that Namibia should learn from other countries and cited the rise of Singapore as an example that should be emulated. He added that plans are underway to address the classification of Namibia as a middle-income country, which he says has been a hindrance for Namibia in getting aid and loans as the current classification does not avail to the country.
In conclusion, public enterprises were advised to integrate HPPII into their strategies going forward in order ensure the overall success of Government’s agenda towards economic recovery and inclusive growth for the country over the next five years.

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12 Feb


NIPAM and the Keetmanshoop Municipality have signed a partnership agreement to service 390 residential plots in two of the Keetmanshoop townships, namely Westdene and Krönlein. Keetmanshoop Municipality through expert facilitation by NIPAM are looking at sourcing funding estimated at N$ 60 million from various strategic financial sources to finance the project.
In terms of the partnership, Keetmanshoop Municipality has appointed NIPAM as Project Managers to amongst others to conduct housing market studies, prepare funding proposals and obtain relevant regulatory approvals to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
NIPAM introduced a tailor-made training programme on ‘Project Finance for Regional and Local Authorities’. The programme aims to sensitise the regional councils and local authorities on project finance as a financing alternative mechanism for delivering land servicing and afford­able housing. The local authorities can do this by borrowing money from the financial institutions, on a stan­dalone basis with the financiers relying on future cash flows as the primary source of repayment (cash flows from the sales of serviced land) rather than making use of the Local Authority balance sheet.
According to NIPAM’s Exective Director Ms Maria N. Nangolo, the Keetmanshoop Municipality requested NIPAM for assistance in the development of the feasibility and concept to accelerate servicing of land through project finance.

“This partnership represents a starting point of this initiative and journey which is guided by national interest and respective mandates of the joint institutions. Through this journey, we intent to create and document lessons to be learnt, create case studies which will serve as a blueprint for the future and also as a key contribution to the body of knolwdge in the discipline of public administration”.

Project finance is aimed at assisting public entities (including but not limited to regional and local authorities) with professional and expert support required to ensure due diligence in project establishment as well as in project monitoring and evaluation. The focus is specifically on revenue-generating projects. This partnership is a major milestone, a trendsetter and a pilot project that will set a footprint for the rest of the municipalities and local authorities to follow.

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