Geingob concludes highly successful youth engagement

On 2 December 2021, about 200 young people joined President Hage G. Geingob at State House in a highly successful and inclusive Youth Engagement. The event stood out as pivotal for generational cohesion and underlined the commitment of President Geingob to engage openly, including during a difficult period as we fight Covid-19. Young people, diverse in their origins registered transparently for the event online on a first-come first-served basis. Several thousand joined the Youth Engagement via zoom and the social media platforms of the Presidency with a reach of hundreds of thousands of followers. President Geingob was accompanied by the Vice President, Cabinet Ministers, including Senior Government Officials who as part of the “one presentation” style preferred by the President shared their sectoral expertise with the enthusiastic audience of young people. In fact, the presentation style by President Geingob is lauded in parts of the world as unique for the voice it gives to those who are part of the Presidential delegation.

During presentations to global audiences, the President leads with a presentation on Governance, followed by several expert inputs by Ministers and Officials, which complete the presentation of the President. The Youth Engagement on 2 December followed the same winning pattern, which allowed the Youth an inside view of Government programmes and initiatives in favor of the Youth.  The President engaged the Youth for four hours, a consultative style that has been successfully implemented during the Town Hall Meetings the President has led across the country over the past 7 years. Consultations and dialogue for national cohesion and problem solving remains the Governance method of President Geingob. It is why sessions of country-wide Town Hall Meetings were held in 2019 and would last on average for 7hours for everyone to be heard.


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