ONGWEDIVA, MARCH 26 – The Deputy Minster of Disability Affairs in the Presidency Alexia Manombe-Ncube recently said Namibia is striving to achieve gender-equality through social innovations that work for both women and men and leave no one behind from urban planning that focuses on community safety to e-learning platforms, affordable and quality childcare centers and technology shaped by women.
Manombe-Ncube made the remark during the commemoration of the International Woman Day based on women with disability at Okuryangava Disability Resource Centre.
According to Manombe-Ncube it should all start with making sure that women’s and girls needs and experiences are integrated from the very inception of technology and innovation.
“Equal representation for women around the table is important and we want to thank the Namibian Government with the percentage of women in the Parliament,” she said.
She added that involving women will help them gain skills to tackle challenges in the long run.
Manombe-Ncube said that working together with other women results in a better future and attention must be paid to how and by whom technology is used and accessed, and ensuring that women and girls play a decisive role in emerging industries.
Furthermore, Manombe-Ncube said that she believed many women achieved a lot despite all the hardships in their lives.