Through the Civic Education Programme (CEP) the NID designs and develops civic education and training programmes based on principles of multi-party democracy as enshrined in the Namibian constitution. In order to ensure optimal access by Namibians to these programmes, the CEP is implemented on two often interrelated levels: national mass media information programmes and personal contact programmes. In consultation with local and traditional authorities and community leaders, the personal contact programmes are conducted in different indigenous languages in all regions.
Civic education mass media information and training materials are also designed and produced in different indigenous languages. Programmes are produced for national broadcast on radio and television, while printed information materials are distributed through partnerships with other civil society organisations, government institutions, traditional and other community leaders and other interest groups.
The NID is also assisting with the establishment of community media throughout Namibia, which are assisted to significantly showcase, enhance and expand the reach of the NID’s programs.