In northern Namibia, one of the only libraries available for citizens was in a small, one-room building that lacked a variety of ICT resources. Now, through the Namibia Library Development Program in collaboration with IREX, the Millennium Challenge Account – Namibia (MCA-N), the Namibia Ministry of Education, and the Namibian National Library and Archives Service, citizens can go to one of three new regional libraries and gain access to information services critical for economic growth.
“Now I know, ‘if you want to go fast, walk alone but if you want to go [far], walk together.’” Speaking the words of an African proverb, Joshua Nassari demonstrates the strength of people working together regardless of diverse backgrounds, a necessity in good governance. As a participant in the Mandela Washington Fellowship and the youngest member of Tanzania’s Parliament, Nassari is familiar with themes of inclusion – there are more than 120 tribes and 20 registered political parties in the country. Following the Fellowship experience, Nassari is working to strengthen Tanzania’s infrastructure and transparency through this inclusion and community-based engagement.
IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015 Short-Term Travel Grants Program (STG). Application materials and complete eligibility requirements are available online. Completed applications, including all supplemental materials, are due November 17, 2014.
IREX is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Kosovo Undergraduate Exchange Program (Kosovo UGRAD). Application materials and complete eligibility requirements are available online. Completed applications, including all supplemental materials, are due Friday, December 5, 2014.