The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) was founded in 1925 to honour the political legacy of Germanys first democratically elected president, Friedrich Ebert.

Ebert, a social democrat, proposed the establishment of a political foundation in response to his own experience: His rise from humble beginnings as an artisan to the highest political office bearer in his country had at times been painful and full of confrontation. His idea was that the foundation should aim:

TO FURTHER political and social education of individuals from all walks of life in the spirit of democracy and pluralism,
TO FACILITATE the access of gifted young people to university education and research through scholarships and
TO CONTRIBUTE to international understanding and cooperation.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung was banned by the Nazis in 1933 and re-established in 1947. Presently it continues to pursue Ebert’s original goals through various activities.

As a private, cultural non-profit institution, it is committed to the ideas and basic values of social democracy.


Public Lecture
Agricultural Finance Interventions as Instruments for Social Protection :
A Comparative Assessment of Developing Economies.
Speaker :
Dr Elina Amadhila
Date : Tuesday 21 August 2018,
Venue: Leisure Centre at Unam,Windhoek
Time: 17h30
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Public Dialogue
Continental Free Trade Agreement.
Date : Tuesday 16 August 2018,
Venue: Thuringerhof Hotel Windhoek
Time: 17h30
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39th Public Dialogoue
The African Continental Free Trade Area -What is at stake for Namibia and the Region?

Date : Tuesday 14 August 2018,
Venue: Thuringerhof Hotel Windhoek
Time: 08h30
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Public Lecture :"Universal Social Protection Systems "Key to Achieve Prosperity for All"
Speaker: Dr Isabel Ortiz
Date : Thursday ,26 July 2018
Venue: Leisure Centre at Unam, Windhoek
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Public Dialogue Invitation Public Private Partnership Public dialogue under the them
"Building Transport Sector Through PPP"

Key note speakers: Hon. Carl -Hermann G Schlettwein: Minister of Finance
Date : Thursday ,26 July 2018
Venue: Nampower Convention Centre ,Windhoek
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Public Lecture "Formalization of Informal Economy: Is it Possible"
Speakers: Dr Michael Humavindu
Date : Wednesday,23 May 2018
Venue: Leisure Centre at UNAM , Windhoek
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Gender Base Violence Project
Date : 1 May 2018 to April 2021
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Public Lecture "Labour Market Interventions and Social Protection"
Speakers: Ms. Orlga Katjiuongua
Discussent: Mr Tim Parkhouse (NEF)
Date : 17 April 2018
Venue: Leisure Centre at UNAM , Windhoek


FES SADC Offices




Namibia Office
95 John Meinert Street

Postal Address:
P O Box 23652
Windhoek / Namibia


Tel: +264-61-417 500
Fax: +264-61-237 441