Partnership to empower Namibian women

Cardiff University

Five mid-career Namibian professionals are to win Fellowships to study how girls’ education can lead to female empowerment.

Cardiff’s award-winning Phoenix Project has secured Centre Status for up to five Commonwealth Professional Fellowships which will allow the recipients to collaborate and develop new skills around girls’ education – the theme for this year’s awards.

The visiting Fellows will spend three months collaborating with researchers from the DECIPHer research centre, School of Social Sciences, which sits within Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park.

Professor Judith Hall, Phoenix Project Director, said: “We are delighted to secure Centre Status for this Commonwealth Fellowship development on the theme of ‘Girls Education: No-one left behind.’ No girl should ever be left behind others during her education.

“We will now be working with Dr John Nyambe, Associate Dean, School of Education, of the University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia’s Ministry of Education and UNAM’s Department of Social Sciences to secure five driven and energetic applicants intent on pursing our goal: gender equality in education.”

“With teamwork and co-production, we feel certain that this Centre Status award will enable a direction of travel to meaningful impact when the fellows return to Namibia.”

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