Namibia: Unemployed Graduates Invited to Apply for Global Shapers Shapeskills’ Windhoek Hub Workshop

Unemployed university/college graduates are invited to apply for a two-month course on career readiness that aims to up-skill youth for the job market or to start their own business ventures.

The Global Shapers: Windhoek Hub in partnership with the United Nations will select 20 individuals for the first round running from April to May, 2021.

The Global Shapers Windhoek Hub is a group of “young, dynamic individuals who are making an impact in their surrounding society through social projects to enhance and brighten the lives of the communities in and around Windhoek” (

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community are based in 150 countries across the world. Through their efforts they look to empower Namibian youth through sustainable and impactful programming such as this ShapeSkills initiative.

The programme is designed to give the participants more support in their professional endeavours, and focuses on the following modules: Communications, Marketing, & Diplomacy; Project Management; Entrepreneurship; and IT & Web Design.

It is facilitated by highly skilled Global Shapers from the Windhoek Hub, and leverages their technical expertise and experience to transfer skills and build capacity in upcoming graduates.

“We want to grow the ShapeSkills Project and make it a home for Namibian talent. With the UN next to us, we want to spearhead the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals and support Namibian youth to live prosperous lives,” said Mpho Katjiuongua, Project Lead on the ShapeSkills Programme and active Global Shaper since 2018.