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RC Report 2004 & Workplan 2005 - NAMIBIA

    UNITED

    NATIONS

    Office of the Resident Co-ordinator

    of

    the UN System’s Operational Activities for Development in Namibia

    10 February 2005

Dear Secretary-General,

    2004 RESIDENT COORDINATOR’S ANNUAL REPORT – NAMIBIA

    I am pleased to forward the above Annual Report for Namibia, prepared by the entire Country Team, in close

    consultation with the various Theme and Technical Working Groups comprising our local United Nations System.

    During the course of 2004, the composition of our UN Country Team underwent the following changes: former

    UN Resident Coordinator in Namibia, Dr. Jacqui Badcock, ended her assignment after a productive four-year tour,

    leaving behind a legacy of enhanced collaboration and proximity among our various agencies, not only within the

    Country Team but also at the level of Programme Officers, effectively encouraged to elaborate and implement their

    activities in a more complementary manner. In December 2004, Ms. Mara Mazzora-Poffo, Coordination Specialist

    and Special Assistant of the Resident Coordinator, also left her post after four years of dedicated service. In the

    latter part of November, incoming UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Simon Nhongo, visited the country privately for

    informal briefings ahead of his posting on 8 January 2005. UNAIDS Country Coordinator Mr. Salvator Niyonzima

    took up his post at the end of January 2004, following the departure of Ms. Mulunesh Tennagashaw. UNFPA

    Representative Dr. Mustafa Kemal was reassigned in April 2004. His position remained vacant most of the year,

    aside from the temporary posting of Ms. Mehri Hekmati from August to September. During that interim period,

    UNFPA had to operate at a minimum until the arrival, in late October, of its new Resident Representative, Ms.

    Nuzhat Ehsan.

1. Update on Progress of the Country Team on UN Reform and UN Coordination

    In addition to its monthly and ad-hoc meetings, Namibia’s UN Country Team attained an increased level of cooperation, largely attributable to a strong inter-agency mobilization around the MDGs and the initiation of the

    CCA/UNDAF process in the early part of 2004. The HLC Paper on the “Triple Threat”, combined with the visit in June of Mr. James Morris, Special Envoy for Humanitarian Needs in Southern Africa, further solidified our resolve

    to work closer together, yielding a joint UN Declaration of Commitment to Accelerating and Scaling up the Fight

    against HIV/AIDS in Namibia, and UNCT’s initiative to undergo a public Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)

    in November 2004 (see “Best Practices” Annex II).

a) The MDG Campaign and the CCA/UNDAF Process

    Namibian President Sam Nujoma co-chaired the 2000 Millennium Summit and then Foreign Minister, now

    Prime Minister, Theo-Ben Gurirab, presided over the General Assembly and the preparation of the Millennium

    Declaration. Namibia continued to champion the MDGs in 2004 with the preparation of the country’s first MDG

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Report and its launch in November 2004 by the Prime Minister. The Report highlights much progress since

    Independence in 1990 in the provision of primary education, health care and safe water, especially in the rural areas.

    However, the report emphasises that the HIV/AIDS epidemic has begun to undo, and is threatening to reverse,

    progress against all the MDGs.

    The 2004 Common Country Assessment (CCA) initiated in February 2004 delved into an analysis of the

    complex causes and manifestations of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through a broad-based consultative process. The

    CCA emphasises that the accelerating HIV/AIDS epidemic combined with high levels of food insecurity, income

    poverty and weakening capacities for delivery of critical services represents a severe triple threat against meeting

    the national Vision 2030 and the MDGs. The main findings of the CCA, reviewed by the Regional Readers’ Group,

    and the MDG Report were presented at an UNDAF Prioritization Workshop with Government and civil society

    stakeholders, held in Windhoek from 31 August 3 September 2004. This workshop, facilitated by the UN Staff

    College, kicked off the UNDAF preparation with a consensus on the top priorities for UN assistance. Three priority

    development challenges which could most benefit from the comparative advantages of the UN system and were

    most pressing on the Government of Namibia were identified, namely:

    ? Addressing the multiple impacts of HIV and AIDS through prevention, treatment and care with special

    attention on the most vulnerable households and communities, especially those caring for orphans;

    ? Ensuring household food security through economic growth and job promotion while ensuring

    environmental sustainability and addressing severe income poverty and disparities;

    ? Strengthening capacities for effective governance, at the national, regional and local levels, encouraging the

    deepening of democracy and enhancing efficient delivery of critical social services, especially to the most

    vulnerable groups.

    The UNDAF preparation process will be completed in early 2005 with the convening of the Joint Strategy

    Meeting and the official submission and approval by GRN and the UN. Joint programming and finalisation of

    agency country programmes will follow.

    In undertaking the participatory process, some adjustments were made in the application of the global CCA-

    UNDAF guidelines. Two significant modifications were made in the formulation of Country Programme Outcomes

    (CPOs). The UNDAF Prioritisation Workshop was used to collectively define these CPOs in order to maximise

    joint ownership and action. Similarly, these CPOs and the related outputs had to be defined in broader terms to

    accommodate different agencies’ perspectives. Hence, for the sake of collective action, the degree of specificity and

    agency attribution has been downplayed. The product, however, is one that is fully owned by all: GRN, Civil

    Society and UN organisations that took an active part in its preparation.

b) Theme & Technical Working Groups Activities

    In 2004, the HIV/AIDS Theme Group (TG) met on a bi-monthly basis. The Technical Working Group (TWG)

    provided a significant input into the final draft of the third national strategic plan on HIV/AIDS for 2004-2009

    (MTP III). It also offered steady inputs into national HIV/AIDS coordination mechanisms by participating in the

    National AIDS Executive Committee (NAEC), the National Multisectoral AIDS Coordination Committee

    (NAMACOC), and the National Coordination Committee on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (NACCATUM).

    In an effort to strengthen coordination, information-sharing and policy dialogue with the Government, the TG

    proposed an update of the Partnership Forum’s Terms of Reference (the Chair of the TG is also Chair to the

    Partnership Forum). The Partnership Forum met quarterly. Through the UNAIDS Secretariat, the TG also

    contributed to community responses against AIDS by managing the Small Grants Fund, an initiative of the

    Partnership Forum. The TG approved three Programme Acceleration Projects (PAPs) amounting to US$ 100,000

    and established a Joint HIV/AIDS Workplace Programme for the United Nations System in Namibia.

    Other significant inter-agency initiatives for 2004 included the elaboration of a joint Resource Mobilization

    Strategy by the RM Working Group, due to be validated and implemented by the Country Team in the first quarter

    of 2005. Advocacy work around the MDGs also received valuable support from the Communication Task Force.

    Tremendous credit should go to the ORC Communications Expert who, until the end of his assignment in

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September 2004, successfully piloted the bi-monthly publication and country-wide circulation of a “UN in

    Namibia” newsletter showcasing our work in the country through the MDGs angle and the lens of human-interest

    stories.

c) Example of Complementary Programming: The Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) Initiative

    The Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) Initiative, currently implemented in twelve out of thirty-four

    health districts of the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MOHSS), originated from a partnership between

    UNICEF and UNFPA. Through collaborative Resource Mobilization efforts, the two Agencies managed to secure

    financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to the tune of US$117,500 for the

    2003-2004 period. The AFHS initiative, to be continued in 2005, aims to ensure the effective use of public health

    facilities by young people through a focus on their sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs including

    HIV/AIDS, STI and teenage pregnancy prevention. A key activity of this initiative entails the training of health

    service providers in the procurement of youth-friendly services, information and counselling.

    Out of the thirty-three health clinics surveyed in 2003, twenty-eight were certified as “one star health facilities”,

    indicating that these facilities met ten out of the twelve adolescent-friendly health services criteria set for Namibia.

    A joint MOHSS/UNFPA/UNICEF Rapid Assessment is currently underway to examine the implementation of the

    initiative and provide recommendations for the two agencies’ next Country Programmes (2006-2010).

d) Common Premises

    The Government, which has committed US$ 7.5 million towards the construction of a new UN House, recently

    finished clearing the plot, and is now ready to commence the construction phase. Correspondence from UNDG

    signalled its intention to field a mission from the Working Group on Common Premises and Services as soon as

    possible to review of the proposed construction project and the UNCT’s request for financial support (US$ 3.7

    million) to cover the costs of interior finishing and cabling. Given the level of financial commitment by

    Government towards the envisaged UN House, the UNCT appeals to the United Nations System to seriously

    examine the possibility of funding the above-mentioned contribution, or propose alternative modalities that would

    allow us to absorb the shortfall.

2. Important New Socio-Economic and Political Developments that have Impacted on the Work of the UN

    in Namibia

a) Vision 2030

    During his statement to the Cabinet in January 1998, President Sam Nujoma asked Cabinet to deliberate on a

    “Vision for Namibia. The National Planning Commission was assigned the responsibility of coordinating activities

    for the formulation of a Vision. After intensive opinion surveys, research, regional consultations and national

    dialogue, the Namibia Vision 2030 was launched by H.E. President Sam Nujoma in June 2004. The Vision envisages a “prosperous and industrialized Namibia, developed by her human resources, enjoying peace, harmony and political stability”. The aim is to transform Namibia from a lower middle-income country to a highly developed

    country by 2030. To achieve these targets, progress needs to be reviewed through a series of five-year national

    development plans. In 2005 an implementation plan for Vision 2030 will be prepared and the UN is planning

    technical assistance in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

    b) National, Regional and Local Elections

    Since Independence in 1990 Namibia has made great strides in consolidating democracy, ensuring political and

    economic stability and expanding access to basic services for the country’s 2 million people. In 2004, a third round

    of post-Independence elections was successfully held at local, regional and national levels. Apart from the Namibia

    Democratic Movement for Change (NDMC), which participated for the first time, all parties were either already

    established or had withdrawn from the coalition under the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA). Nine political

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parties participated in the elections with SWAPO winning both the Presidential (75.1%) and National Assembly (55

    of the 72 seats) elections, while the other parties collected less than 10 seats each, namely, DTA (4), UDF (3), COD

    (5), RP (1), NUDO (3) and MAG (1). The elections were declared free and fair by both local and international

    observers. The new Government will base its economic and social policies on the long-term national Vision, as

    mentioned above. Namibia’s progress in terms of governance since independence has been recognized

    internationally, and it has been ranked as one of the 11 “free” countries in Africa by Freedom House and the third

    “cleanest” country in Africa, after Botswana and Tunisia (Transparency International).

c) Economic Performance

    The economy is estimated to have grown by about 4.6% during 2004. This compares relatively well with last

    year’s growth of about 3.1%. Key sectors, such as mining, agriculture, construction, transport and communication

    as well as wholesale and retail trade, registered significant growth during the year while the manufacturing and

    tourism sectors registered sluggish growth. Both interest and inflation rates continue to decline, reflecting similar

    trends in South Africa. This is due to the fact that Namibia imports most of its intermediate inputs, consumer

    products and food stuffs from South Africa. It further reflects Namibia’s membership of the Common Monetary

    Area (CMA), and the favourable exchange rate, which makes imports cheaper. Unemployment is recorded at 34%

    with youth unemployment at about 40%. The annual inflation rate stands at 7% which represents a gradual decrease

    over the last two years from a double digit figure of 11.3% to 7.5% for 2002 and 2003 respectively. Despite the

    general decline in inflation rate, food inflation recorded an increase especially during the third quarter. However the

    stronger exchange rate seems to have affected the manufacturing sector (dominated by fish and meat) and the

    tourism sector, thereby depressing Namibian exports.

    d) Floods and Droughts

    Namibia continues to be prone to floods and drought with more than one third of the population recently

    estimated to be in need of humanitarian food assistance. The Directorate of the Emergency Management Unity

    (EMU) within the Office of the Prime Minister has alerted villages in the Caprivi region to the rising water levels of

    the Zambezi River. The Government has launched an appeal to donors and the UN for drought relief amounting to

    N$127,492,000 (US$18,799,000) to provide assistance to about 642,539 drought-affected people. The impact of

    droughts on the economy is two-fold: general reduction in food production; and inflation due to limited supply.

    This affects the poor disproportionately as they spend a large portion of their income on food.

e) HIV/AIDS

    While only four cases of HIV/AIDS were reported in 1986, the numbers are currently estimated to be more

    than 136,000. The 2004 Sentinel Sero survey results indicate a prevalence rate of about 20% which shows a decline

    of about 2% from the 2002 figure (22%). Katima Mulilo, with a rate of about 43%, continues to be the hardest hit

    while Opuwo (9%) remains the lowest. What is notable is the levelling off in the prevalence rate for these two areas.

    Though there has been an increase in the prevalence rate in a few areas, such as Walvis Bay, Nankudu,

    Swakopmund, Gobabis and Rehoboth, a noticeable decline has been experienced. This trend is also revealed in all

    age groups except 35-39 years and 45+ years with the lowest prevalence rate (10%) recorded in the age group 13-

    19 years old. Notwithstanding a declining HIV prevalence rate, the number of orphans is rising (estimated to be

    more than 87,600 children who have lost one parent and more than 9,600 who have lost both parents). With an

    estimated 66 people dying every day from AIDS-related diseases, the number of orphans is expected to reach

    100,000 in 2005.

    f) Land Reform

The land redistribution program is catered for under the Land Reform Act of 1995 and the Agricultural

    (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Act of 2003. These Acts prescribe two methods of land acquisition by the

    State, namely willing-buyer-willing-seller and the expropriation of land in the public interest. Following the

    establishment of the Permanent Technical Team (PTT) at the end of 2003 with the responsibility of formulating a

    strategic action plan for land reform, the Land Tribunal was instituted in February 2004. Among others, the Land

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Tribunal is tasked with the responsibility of determining the purchase price in case of a dispute between the land

    owner and the Government. Government, through the National Resettlement Programme (NRP) which is tasked to

    acquire land for resettlement purposes and the Affirmative Action loan scheme, set a target in 2000 to acquire and

    redistribute about 9.5 million hectares by the year 2006. By October 2004 the programme had acquired and

    distributed about 45% of the target. Through the expropriation scheme, about 25 farms were identified and owners

    notified to start negotiation with the Government. However, to date no farm has been acquired and redistributed

    using the expropriation formula. In 2004, UNDP and FAO conducted a comprehensive study on the linkages

    between land reform, sustainable livelihoods and poverty reduction. The study will serve as the basis for proposals

    for UN support to the national land reform programme.

    g) Trade Agreements

With a small open economy, Namibia is susceptible to international trends. Trade agreements enhance market

    access thereby affecting economic growth. The governments of Namibia and Angola entered into an agreement

    which was signed on 21 March 2004. The aim of the agreement is to promote trade and economic cooperation. On

    8 July, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) launched an Economic Partnership Agreement

    (EPA) with the European Union (EU) in Windhoek, Namibia. They adopted a Road Map and established a

    Regional Preparatory Task Force (RPTF). A MERCOSUR-SACU Free Trade Agreement was signed on 16

    December 2004 in Belo Horizonte. MERCOSUR is a common market area between the Argentine Republic, the

    Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Paraguay and the Republic Oriental del Uruguay. The aim of the

    agreement is to establish fixed preference margins as a first step towards the creation of a free trade area between

    MERCOSUR and SACU.

h) Voluntary Repatriation of Refugees

In 2004, a total of 5,549 refugees were repatriated: 4,732 assisted by UNHCR and 817 returning to their homeland

    on a spontaneous basis. Throughout the year, WFP worked closely with UNHCR, providing food to refugees

    located in the transit centres of Osire and Kassava. NGOs, such as Africare and African Humanitarian Action

    (AHA) were also associated with some of these activities: the former entrusted with the management of a

    warehouse, the latter with the provision of supplementary food items. A joint UNHCR-WFP re-registration exercise

    was also conducted in August 2004, resulting in a more accurate census of the current refugee population. These

    collaborative efforts will be continued in 2005, mainly through the provision of a projected average of 6,000 food

    rations per month.

i) Security in the UN / Security Phase Review

In respect of the ever-changing global security situation, the Designated Official (DO), in consultation with the

    Security Management Team (SMT), took a number of measures to minimize possible threats to UN personnel,

    property and premises. To achieve duty station MOSS Compliance and continuous review of the Security Plan, UN

    agencies official drivers underwent an Advanced Drivers Course, and Fire Wardens successfully completed a Fire

    Extinguisher Course. UNSECOORD also provided Stress Management Training/Counselling Sessions to all UN

    staff. In view of the threat of terrorism, security enhancement at UN offices/buildings is enforced and thus for the

    UN House, Building Evacuation Drills were carried out, Electronic Access Card Reader System put in place and

    Shatter Resistant Film (SRF) installed for all UN Offices in the capital. Given countrywide UN agency operations

    in Namibia, Country Threat Assessments were conducted to improve the safety and well-being of UN staff, offices

    and premises.

3. Recommendations Regarding HQ Support to UN System Coordination

? UNDAF Prioritization Workshop Facilitation: a letter was addressed to DGO last November, pointing out the

    mixed performance of some of the facilitators recruited upon the recommendation of the UN System Staff

    College for our UNDAF Prioritization Workshop. One particular point of unmet expectation concerned their

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    inability to link our discussions with actual “best practice” cases, or provide concrete examples with regard to programme modalities.

    ? The BCG Mission: while welcoming the initiative of Special Envoy James Morris to examine ways in which

    Country Teams of the Southern African region could “work as single units in response to the triple threat crisis,

    the United Nations System in Namibia remains troubled by the methodology which apparently guided BCG in

    the elaboration of their recommendations. Despite extensive consultations during their visit in late September,

    none of the points raised by the Country Team seem to have been taken into consideration by the delegation, as

    if their entire mission had been carried out on the basis of preconceived conclusions. Discomfort also prevails

    with regard to BCG’s over-emphasis on structural reorganization at the expense of programme delivery

    improvement. Namibia’s UNCT also believes, along with a majority of Resident Coordinator’s Offices in the

    region, that the proposed Action Plan for Southern Africa, seeking to increase the authority of regional offices

    as overseeing entities, would divert reform in a questionable direction, at a time when the Triple Threat should

    warrant a focus on strengthening country-level human and financial capabilities.

? Resources: It should be noted that the RC allotments have never been adequate to cover identified needs, and

    UN Agencies have had to supplement funding from their own budgets, despite adequate planning. UNDP in

    particular has been bearing the bulk of the burden for providing funds from its extra-budgetary income

    earmarked for XB posts. Given that funds for agency operations are limited, this is not a sustainable option in

    the long term. It is recommended that the whole issue of staffing and funding for Resident Coordination be

    reviewed by DGO. In 2004, the following were direct financial contributions by Agencies to the SRC budget:

    US$ 43,000 from UNDP; US$32,000 from UNICEF; US$ 20,000 from UNFPA; and US$ 3,300 from UNHCR.

? V-SAT connectivity: Hardware problems encountered with our V-SAT system seriously hampered ATLAS-

    related transactions for UNDP and UNFPA. In light of these difficulties, the issue of service level support to

    Country Offices ought to be thoroughly reviewed.

Kindly find attached, in annex, the lists of Namibia’s Country Team, Theme and Working Groups, as well as a

    “Best Practice” section, followed by the Results & Use of Funds Table (2004) and our Workplan for the year ahead.

    Yours Sincerely,

     Simon R. Nhongo

    UN Resident Coordinator

     Namibia

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    ANNEX I

    A. Composition of the United Nations System Country Team in Namibia 1UN Resident Coordinator: Dr. Jacqui Badcock (until 18 Nov. 2004) 1Mr. Simon R. Nhongo (as of 08 Jan. 2005)

    Secretariat: Ms. Mara A. Mazzora-Poffo, UN Coordination Specialist (until 10 Dec. 2004)

    Mr. Jullien Woirin, acting UN Coordination Analyst (as of 20 Dec. 2004)

    Funds, Programmes and Agencies Name and Title of Representatives represented

    Based in the country 1FAO Mr. Moeketsi Mokati Representative 1UNDP Ms. Tamba M. Baldeh Deputy Representative 1UNESCO Dr. Claudia Harvey Representative 1UNFPA Dr. Mustapha Kemal (until April 2004) Representative 1UNFPA Ms. Nuzhat Ehsan (as of October 2004) Representative 1UNHCR Mr. Hesdy Rathling Representative 1UNICEF Ms. Khin-Sandi Lwin Representative 1WHO Dr. Custodia Mandlhate Representative 1UNAIDS Mr. Salvator Niyonzima (as of 26 Jan. 2004) Country Coordinator 1WFP (Sub-Office) Mr. Abdirahman Meygag Head of Sub-Office 2Non-Resident

    Director, Sub-regional Development Centre for ECA Mr. Robert Okello Southern Africa (Lusaka, Zambia)

    Head of the Africa Section, Division for Africa and IAEA Mr. Ali Boussaha East Asia &the Pacific, Department of Technical Cooperation (Vienna, Austria)

    Regional Director, Eastern and Southern African ICAO Mr. L. Mollel Office (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Director, Africa II Division, Programme IFAD Mr. Gary Howe (until December 2004) Management Department (Rome, Italy) Associate Country Portfolio Manager, Africa II Division, Programme Management Department Ms. Fumiko Nakai (Rome, Italy)

    Director, ILO Area Office (Pretoria, South Africa) ILO Mr. E. Kenneth Andoh (until December 2004)

    Division Chief, Namibia Desk, African IMF Mr. Robert Sharer Department (Washington DC, USA)

    Director, Telecommunication Development ITU Mr. Hamadoun Touré Bureau (Geneva, Switzerland)

    Director, Regional Office for Africa (Nairobi, UNEP Mr. Sekou Touré Kenya)

    Regional Programme Adviser (Pretoria, South UNHCHR Ms. Sihaka Tsemo Africa)

    Representative (Harare, Zimbabwe) UNIDO Mr. Noba Ernest Allai

    Regional Programme Director (Harare, UNIFEM Ms. Nomcebo Manzini Zimbabwe)

    Representative (Pretoria, South Africa) UNODC Mr. Walter Rob Boone

    Regional Adviser (Harare, Zimbabwe) UPU Mr. Francis M. Chengula

    Director, Cooperation for Development Bureau WIPO Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama for Africa (Geneva, Switzerland) The World Bank Group

    Country Director for Botswana, Lesotho, IBRD (The World Bank) Dr. Ritva Reinikka Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland (Pretoria, South Africa)

    Regional Manager, Southern African Hub IFC Mr. Michel Tiller (Johannesburg, South Africa)

     1 Members of the United Nations Country Team 2 Representatives with substantive involvement in country-level activities 7

B. Composition of the Poverty Reduction Theme Group, the HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum and the

    Technical Working Groups

    Composition of the Poverty Reduction Theme Group and HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum

    Poverty Reduction Theme Group: HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum:

    1. Mr. Moeketsi Mokati - FAO (Chairperson) 1. Dr. Jacqui Badcock - UNDP (Chairperson) 2. Dr. Jacqui Badcock - ORC/UNDP (Deputy Chair) 2. Dr. Custodia Mandlhate - WHO (Deputy Chair) 3. Dr. Kemal Mustafa - UNFPA (until April 2004) 3. Ms. Khin-Sandi Lwin - UNICEF 4. Ms. Lavinia Shikongo - UNFPA (as of May 2004) 4. Dr. Kemal Mustafa - UNFPA (until May 2004) 4. Dr. Claudia Harvey - UNESCO 5. Dr. Claudia Harvey - UNESCO 5. Ms. Khin-Sandi Lwin - UNICEF 6. Mr. Moeketsi Mokati - FAO 6. Mr. Nigel Ede UNICEF (as of August 2004) 7. Mr. Hesdy Rathling - UNHCR 6. Dr. Custodia Mandlhate - WHO 8. Ms. Tamba M. Baldeh - UNDP 7. Mr. Hesdy Rathling - UNHCR 9. Ms. Cynthia Yinusa - ILO Pretoria 8. Ms. Tamba M. Baldeh - UNDP 10. Mr. Samuel /Goagoseb - National Planning Commission Secretariat 9. Mr. Samuel /Goagoseb - Permanent Secretary of the 11. Dr. Kalumbi Shangula - Ministry of Health and Social Services National Planning Commission Secretariat 12. Mr. Kahijoro Kahuure - Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development 13. Ms. Loini N. Katoma - Ministry of Basic Education, Sport and Culture

     14. Mr. Mocks Shivute - Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 15. Mr. Vitalis Ankama - Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Employment Creation 16. Mr. Niilo Taapopi - Ministry of Home Affairs 17. Ms. S. Hausiku - Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare 18. Ms. U. Hiveluah - Ministry of Labour 19. Mr. E. Negonga - Ministry of Regional and Local Government

     and Housing 20. Ms. L. Shapwa - Ministry of Justice 21. Mr. V.J. Oel - German Embassy 22. Dr. Anne Frisch - German Embassy/GTZ 23. H.E. Mr. Kevin McGuire - United States Embassy (until …) 24. Ms. C. Kirk Lazell - USAID 25. Ms. Kay Wentworth - DFID Namibia 26. Ms. Ewa Nunes Sorenson - Swedish Embassy 27. Mr. Willem Aalmans - Dutch Embassy

     28. Dr. Francoise Jenniskens - EC - MoHSS-NACOP 29. Ms. Flora Gheno - French Embassy 30. Dr. Catherine Bonnaud - French Cooperation 31. Ms. Seija Kinni - Finnish Embassy 32. Mr. Michele Cervone D’Urso - EC Delegation (until …) 33. Ms. Maija Palander - Finnish Embassy/FFF 34. Mr. Guillermo Caro - AECI 35. Ms. Maria Miguel - Angola Embassy

     36. Mr. Lebaputswe Mokgautsi - Botswana Embassy 37. Mr. Guillermo Martinez - Cuba Embassy 38. Ms. Poppy Mayasart - Indonesia Embassy 39. Ms. Silvia Ricciardi - Italy Embassy 40. Mr. Hendry N. Khaemba - Kenya Embassy 41. Mr. Neal Hammond - British High Commission 42. Ms. Chilifya Kapwepwe - Zambia Embassy 43. Mr. Thomas Matutu - Zimbabwe Embassy

     44. Ms. Emma Tuahepa - Lironga Eparu 45. Mr. Peter van Wyk - NABCOA

    Secretariat: UNDP Secretariat: UNAIDS

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    Composition of Two Technical Working Groups (TWGs)

    under the Poverty Reduction Theme Group and the HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum

Poverty Reduction and Food Security Technical Working HIV/AIDS Technical Working Group: Group:

    1. Ms. Melinda Maasdorp - UNDP (Chairperson) 1. Ms. Anne-Mary Shigwedha - WHO (Chairperson) 2. Mr. Louis Muhigirwa - FAO (Deputy Chair) 2. Ms. Celia Stephanus - UNFPA (Deputy Chair) 3. Ms. Anthea Basson - UNIC 3. Ms. Aune Naanda - UNESCO 4. Ms. Elke Zimprich-Mazive - UNESCO 4. Ms. Ana de Mendoza - UNDP 5. Mr. Eyob Asbu - WHO 5. Mr. Louis Muhigirwa - FAO 6. Mr. Chris Davids - UNICEF (until July 2004) 6. Ms. Rushnan Murtaza - UNICEF 7. Mr. Nigel Ede - UNICEF (as of August 2004) 7. Ms. Tracy Maulfair - UNHCR 7. Mr. Vikondja Tjikuzu, National Planning Commission 8. Dr. M. L. Akuaake - Ministry of Health and Social Services Secretariat 8. Mr. Eric Dirkx, National Planning Commission Secretariat

     9. Ms. Amy Gaye, National Planning Commission Secretariat

    Secretariat: UNDP Secretariat: UNAIDS

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C. Composition of the Expanded Technical Working Group on HIV/AIDS

    Composition of the Expanded Technical Working Group on HIV/AIDS

    Name Organisation

     1. Mr. Peter van Wyk (Chairperson) NABCOA

     2. Ms. Razia Essack-Kauaria Namibia Red Cross Society

     3. Mr. Geoffrey Wandera UNICEF

     4. Ms. S. C. Zvavamwe Oxfam Canada

     5. Mr. Risto Pomoell HSSSP2 (MoHSS)

     6. Mr. M. Cervone D’Urso EC Delegation

     7. Dr. Catherine Bonnaud French Cooperation

     8. Ms. C. Kirk Lazell USAID

     9. Ms. Mulunesh Tennagashaw UNAIDS

    10. Ms. Gloria Billy UNAIDS

    11. Ms. Aune Naanda UNESCO

    12. Ms. S. C. Zvavamwe Oxfam Canada

    13. Ms. Celia Stephanus UNFPA

    14. Mr. Vikurupa Kavendjii UNDP

    15. Ms. Anne-Mary Shigwedha WHO

    16. Ms. Tracey Maulfair UNHCR

    17. Mr. Louis Muhigirwa FAO

    18. Dr. M.L. Akuaake NACOP/MoHSS

    19. Ms. Jane Shityuwete IBIS

    20. Ms. Lidwina N. Shapwa Ministry of Justice 21. Mr. Ruben Aupindi Ministry of Information and Broadcasting 22. Dr. Valentina Mulongeni Ministry of Labour 23. Mr. Vekondja National Planning Commission Secretariat 24. Ms. Juliath Karirao Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Welfare 25. Ms. E. Mbuye Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Employment Creation

    26. Ms. Emma Tuahepa Lironga Eparu

    27. Ms. Erika K. Ndiyepu Ministry of Regional and Local Government and Housing 28. Ms. Loide Shinavene Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development 29. Mr. Peter Mwatile Ministry of Home Affairs 30. Mr. Terry Parker (until September 2004) UN AMICAALL

    31. Mr. Zack Makari NANASO

    32. Mr. Peter van Wyk NABCOA

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