Prototype Week Outcomes

The lively discussions on the regulatory framework, education and human resources, infrastructure and market absorption capacity yielded some interesting projects with stakeholders identified. The sessions also provided for priority actions as identified by the participants and low-hanging fruit for immediate implementation. 

Read the presentation below for a summary of the outcome of Prototyping week ...



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Namibia Prototype Week Quotes:

  
“We must provide institutional and management support to SOEs for them to comply with governance principles and practices. This will require active engagement with stakeholders to achieve alignment regarding the role of the SOE in economic strategy.”
Hon. Saraa Kuugongelwa-Amadhila
Minister of Finance
 
“As Africa transforms itself as a new hub of investment, Namibia is no exception and its brain powers are ready to drive this transformation by virtue of shared value and common objectives across all levels to make Namibia a dynamic economy.”
Alisia Amupolo
Founding Director
Amustra
 
“We need to apply the 101% principle. The principle acknowledges that we have various differences BUT calls on us to identify the 1% we all agree on and give it 100% of our attention.”
Nangula Uaandja on public/private partnerships and collaboration
Managing Partner
PwC Namibia
 
“With a focused and well supported effort from government, industry and educational institutions, Namibia can enter the elite of mobile developing countries in Africa and join the ongoing mobile revolution that is sweeping across the continent.”
Dr. Kasper Jensen
Deputy Director / Associate Professor
Department of Software Engineering
Polytechnic of Namibia
 
“The greatest opportunities for ICT integration in Namibia lie in locally developed content, applications and services - to create unique solutions that are tailored to the Southern African context instead of importing solutions from outside.”
Dr. Kasper Jensen
Deputy Director / Associate Professor
Department of Software Engineering
Polytechnic of Namibia
 
“We need to give our Nation uncompromised service delivery. That's the only way to achieve our National goals towards Vision 2030, it's ours and we need to take ownership and work together to achieve it.”
Wonder Mushonga
Group General Manager (Co-President)
LexConsult (Pty)Ltd
 
“In order to achieve our Vision 2030 and NDP4 goals, we are working tirelessly on establishing a forward-looking, simplified and consistent policy and regulatory framework that will enable Namibian entrepreneurs to innovate to reach these common goals.”
Stanley Shanapinda
Chief Executive Officer
Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN)
 
“As entrepreneurs NDP4 presents a platform for us to identify opportunities within the wide field of ICT application. It is now up to us to innovate and develop IT solutions for sectors like Agriculture and Education.”
Himeezembi Kahorongo
Entrepreneur
Kudus Information Technology
 
“Locally developed ICT content can power a whole new entrepreneurial ecosystem for Namibia creating jobs and business and accelerating the achievement of national goals.”
Dr. Kasper Jensen
Deputy Director / Associate Professor
Department of Software Engineering
Polytechnic of Namibia