A Public Address by His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob
President of the Republic of Namibia
His Excellency Dr. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia addressed the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on the current political and economic state of Namibia. He spoke about a new Africa and the rise of democratic elections throughout the continent, emphasizing that a combination of transparency and accountability leads to trust in a respected government. He also praised the African Union as a transformational body that has helped to heal the wounds of the past, to break down barriers, and to change perspectives on long-held narratives. The forum was introduced by Douglas Elmendorf and moderated by Harvard Kennedy School Professor of the Practice of International Development, Calestous Juma.