UNAM Conferences Equality and Equity towards attaining a decent standard of living Conference 2018
“Equality and Equity: Towards Attaining a Decent Standard of Living”
The faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and of Economic and Management Sciences (FEMS) of the University of Namibia invite academics, practitioners and researchers to submit abstracts of scientific papers for possible presentation at the annual research conference. The Conference will address equality and social equity as key dimensions or strategies towards attaining a decent standard of living. Since its inception in 2010, the Conference themes were based on research priorities of the University of Namibia, but also pertinent to the topical debates in Namibia and Africa at large. It has provided a platform to showcase research and share ideas relevant to the Namibian society, Africa and the world at large. It also provides a space to disseminate knowledge through academic dialogue. The Conference will be held in Windhoek, Namibia on the 26th and 27th of September 2018.
Please ask at the Embassy/High Commission of Namibia in your country for Visa requirements. Most SADC countries do not require VISAs to visit Namibia.
Participants from the countries here in are exempted from Visa applications.
Important information before you travel to Namibia
1.Travel and Health Insurance is mandatory–please ensure that you carry with your proof from a reliable insurer from your country. The University of Namibia will not be held liable for medical or travel related costs, while in Namibia.
2.Ensure that your passport is valid for not less than 6 months by the date of your entry in Namibia
3. Participants from North, Central and West Africa, and Central and South America, must ensure that they have received vaccination against yellow fever and must have proof thereof if transiting via South Africa.
4. Applicants from countries that are not exempted from Visa requirements, please ensure that you apply for entry Visa/Business Visas via the nearest Namibian embassy or consular offices. Please request for an invitation letter to attend the Conference from the contact email listed on this conference webpage, to help you with this process.
There is no risk of yellow fever in Namibia. The government of Namibia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
Namibia has a total land mass of 511,567 square miles/ 823,290 square kilometers.
The country gets its name from the Namib Desert – one of the world’s oldest deserts.
Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world.
It became independent in 1990.
Despite its low population, Namibia is still home to 13 different ethnic groups – including the Himba, a nomadic and traditional people whose ways have changed little over the years due to their seclusion from outside influences. Namibia is the first country in the world to incorporate environmental protection into its Constitution.
Namibia is one of only two countries in the world that has desert elephants! Namibia is home to the world’s largest population of free roaming black rhinos.
Namibia’s currency is the Namibian Dollar (NAD), and this has been interchangeable with South Africa’s Rand for many years.
Note that South African Rand notes can be used in Namibia at face value; whereas in South Africa Namibian Dollar notes are worth fractionally less than Rand notes.
English is the official language, but German, Afrikaans, Oshiwambo and many tribal languages (including RuKwangali, Otjiherero, Silozi, Nama and Setswana) are also spoken.
About half of all Namibians speak Oshiwambo as a first language; most of the white population speak German or Afrikaans as a first language.
Etosha National Park is home to four of the Big Five, specifically elephant, rhino, lion and leopard.
The park’s many waterholes are considered some of the best places in the world to spot the endangered black rhino, as well as other rare African animals like the cheetah and the black-faced impala.