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NAMIBIA AT THE
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Davos, Switzerland
22 – 26 May 2022

Namibia is open for business!

Namibia has for the first time been invited to participate at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting scheduled to take place from 22 – 26 May 2022 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme  “History at a Turning Point: Government Policies and Business Strategies”

This is the first time that Namibia is invited to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting.  While this invitation is primarily for the country to showcase its Green Hydrogen (GH2) potential, WEF provides a “not to be missed” opportunity to heighten brand awareness and promote Namibia as a preferred investment destination to close to 2000 top leaders representing the public and private sectors from all over the world, potential investors in Switzerland and as target countries in Europe.  

WEF 2022 provides an opportune platform to position Namibia as a viable investment and tourism destination, showcase the country’s investment opportunities and attract sustainable investments that will fast-track our economic recovery interventions.

Key Focus Areas

To ensure well-coordinated and effective participation at WEF 2022 for Namibia, priority sectors were identified from the NDP5 and HPP II Economic Advancement Pillar, in consultation with both public and private sector stakeholders. The selected sectors and sub-sectors were identified based on the capability to re-ignite employment-generating economic growth and development and high potential to contribute to building back better beyond the Covid 19 Pandemic. 

The Sectors identified for FDI Promotion at WEF 2022 are listed below: 

  • Renewable Energy including a focus on Green Hydrogen;
  • Infrastructure, Transport & Logistics supporting Namibia’s vision of a logistic hub;
  • Tourism;
  • Agriculture; and
  • Oil & Gas

Presentations, discussions and other engagement sessions have been scheduled to highlight specific opportunities in the above sectors.

Namibian Delegation to WEF 2022

The Namibian delegation to WEF 2022 is led by His Excellency President Hage G. Geingob, and will include Ministers, Senior Government Officials, Chief Executives of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE), private sector representatives, Captains of Industry in target sectors and MSMEs/Startups. The participating entities will contribute towards Namibia’s investment promotion efforts across the various aforementioned priority sectors.

Namibia is specifically focused on strategically marketing the country’s efforts in aforementioned priority areas, while leveraging networking opportunities to forge strategic alliances, international relations and cooperation with Investors from Europe and other invited countries.

His Excellency President Hage G. Geingob

Government Ministries and Private sector represented at WEF 2022

Namibia House Contacts

Ms Margareth Gustavo
Executive Director: Strategy & Branding
Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board
Email: margareth.gustavo@nipdb.com
Cell: +264 81 125 4359

Mr Jerry Mika
First Secretary at Namibian Embassy
Email: jerrymika@gmail.com
Cell: +41 76 634 26 73

Manisha Ferrera
Executive Administrative Assistant
Embassy of Namibia in Switzerland
Cell: +41 78 807 14 8

Ms. Tangi Shikongo
Legal Attache, Namibian Embassy in Switzerland
Cell: +41 76 791 04 64

Catherine Shipushu (Windhoek)
Senior Manager: Communications, Branding and Marketing
Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board
Cell: +264 81 127 9069

Bonaventura Hinda (Windhoek)
Manager: Project Promotion and Commercial Offices
Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board
Cell: +264 81 333 4503