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Working in Namibia

With a high literacy rate working in Namibia requires possession of advanced skill or knowledge of the national needs. For example due to the harsh climate, conservation organizations are active in Namibia to ensure survival of the wildlife.

According to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) over the year some species have become adept at surviving in the desert including the mountain Zebra, Gembok (Oryx gazelle), and the Desert Elephants. Though much of the land is protected the treat of mining, poaching and illegal land use remains. The organization welcomes volunteers who can assist with its work in Namibia. Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) is also concerned with the plight of the elephants.

Mining accounts for 25% of Namibia’s revenue and is the largest contributor to the economy. Among the natural resources exploited here include copper, zinc, lead, uranium, petroleum, diamonds and cement. In addition to land bound natural resources companies such as AREVA has established a desalination plant in Erongo. The company is engaged in mining Uranium in Namibia. These opportunities imply mining professionals can find many work opportunities within the country.

Namibia also has many international organizations including GIZ and Amnesty International operating within its borders. Like in many countries around the world Amnesty International focuses on ensuring citizens rights are not violated by those in power. The GIZ has an office in Windhoek and works in partnership with the Namibian government towards management of natural resources, transport and economic development. The Namibian tourism sector is also a major African success story and is a good place for professionals in the tourism industry. 


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