Thursday, 18 October 2018

Scientifc Wrting Workshop

On the 17 August 2018, YES Namibia hosted the first workshop for the year, a Scientific Writing Workshop at the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The workshop was initiated to encourage writing among early career scientist, create a research and publication environment for young scientist. The workshop consisted of seven speakers, from the geological survey of Namibia and academic institution UNAM & NUST.

Topics ranged from presentation of data, plagiarism, data management, research methodology, report to communicate and special presentation from young PhD holders. All speakers where informative in the areas they presented. The workshop was a success student, graduates and early-career scientist left the workshop motivated to continue and start research work, with the aim of publishing .

Watch the space for more upcoming YES NN  events,  on our social media platforms.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

YES Network Namibia Career Workshop

On 21 April 2017, YES Network Namibia held its first event of the year;  a career workshop where we had great speakers with different levels of experience sharing their knowledge in an honest manner. Our line-up included two experienced geologists and two younger geologists who would provide a diverse but informative session.

The first presenter, Kombada Mhopjeni spoke on Planning a Career, this requires using every single tool in the box life provides, from first year all the way to after graduation.  Ingrid Stengel gave an illuminating talk on etiquette and how to give a good impression focusing on respecting the people we meet as well as our Science; which more than anything requires us to go the extra mile.

From the younger generation of Moses Angombe and Josephine Itengula each spoke on Cover Letter Writing and Interview Questions respectively. These two topics resonated well with the audience as more and more questions were asked after the presenters were done.

All in all, this workshop was a great start and we look forward to having more real soon. Our gratitude goes out to the speakers who made time and those who contributed in the different forms.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Geoscience Council of Namibia Fund-Raising Seminar

The Geoscience Council of Namibia has pleasure in inviting you to participate in a Fund-Raising Seminar.

Background on the Geoscience Council of Namibia
The idea for the Council was initiated by the Geological Society of Namibia around 1992. The  Society’s Executive Committee members  Roy Miller, Roger Swart, Volker Petzel, Ger Kegge, Gabi Schneider, Ken Hart and Brian Hoal led the extensive consultations with the Society members and other geoscientists.  Finally after several years of lobbying and facilitation by MME the  Geoscience  Professions  Act  (Act  No. 3  of  2012) was promulgated in 2012 and makes provision for the establishment of the Geoscience Council of Namibia. The first Geoscience Council was inaugurated on 10 August 2016 in Windhoek. The Council’s objectives include the promotion of geoscience professions in Namibia by providing a self-regulatory juristic body, and registration for geoscientists with a recognised level of professional competence and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

Fund-Raising Seminar
DATE:  20 February 2017
VENUE: MME/GSN Auditorium, Windhoek
FEE: N$300

Students are encouraged to attend. Limited sponsorship is available for a number of students and unemployed Geoscientists.

The technical program will offer interesting topics for future geoscientists, practising professionals and policy makers. Please see the program (attached) for more details.

The Council would like to invite companies to exhibit at the seminar. The following costs are involved: Diamond Exhibitor - N$ 10 000; Gold Exhibitor - N$ 5 000; Silver Exhibitor - N$ 2 000.

For more information contact the Secretariat (, Tel: 061-284 8394/101). 

Closing date for registration is Wednesday, 15 February 2017.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Geosciences Information For Teachers (GIFT) workshop

April 24–26 2017
EGU General Assembly in Vienna, Austria

Closing date: 15 November 2016

Teachers around the world can apply to participate in the 2017 edition of GIFT, and to receive a travel and accommodation stipend to attend the workshop.

For more information and the application form go to:

Tuesday, 17 May 2016


Wanted: a motivated Geologist (3rd or 4th year student)
Period: up to 4 weeks
Deadline: 25 May 2016
Application must include CV, a letter of motivation and academic transcripts.
To apply visit Rio Tinto's website and search for job number 4922

Tuesday, 5 April 2016



Petroleum Affairs


Geological Survey of Namibia



Due date: 2 May

Here is the link for more information.




Closing date: 8 April



Closing date: 15 April


For more information see The Namibian, 1 April 2016