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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

Inclusivity and honesty in all Talks with Germany: “Germany knows who the children of the victims of her murderous policies a century back are and indeed currently where they live, she must therefore soonest cease with her gimmicks of wasting resources on engaging distant and unaffected parties in her so-called genocide negotiations AND in earnest directly engage Ovaherero and Nama leadership to find permanent closure to the horrific chapter of her disastrous colonial expedition South-West Africa which can only be effected through genuine and faithful accession to a legal agreement on reparation settlement, commensurate with her crimes and negotiated only with legitimate Ovaherero and Nama representatives. It is only a fallacy that a settlement for genocide crimes meted out against ethnic groupings in pre-modern southern African states times, can be arrived at without their bonafide voices and settled only with the state of Namibia. Whilst the state of Namibia, as home to the largest share of descendants of victim’s communities remains a key stakeholder in the discussion with the German state, it cannot wholly appropriate the campaign onto itself and preferred splinter Ovaherero and Nama groupings who in the main are extremely under-representative of the broader affected communities and are fully-absorbed into the government structure and as such enjoys no latitude and or leeway to independently speak for the aspirations of our communities. Equally, the “globalization” of descendants of that war principally implies that Ovaherero and Nama people are today global communities transcending territorial boundaries and thus no single state can rationally claim monopoly and full representation over them. Accordingly therefore, only their own leadership can fully and aptly articulate their interests now resident across multiple nation-states and thus any discussion about them is only adequately crafted to the extend it incorporates genuine representative voices from them !!!” Nandiuasora Mazeingo, OGF Chairperson, April, 2021



Our Sub-Commities

Terms of Reference for the Various Office Roles, Functions, Duties and Responsibilities

Sub-Committee on Advocacy, Community Mobilization, Partnerships & Satellites Offices

This subcommittee shall expand and build-on the excellent advocacy and mobilization work done over the many years of OGF existence..

Sub-Committee on Research & Publication

this sub-committee shall endeavor to produce scholarly and quality academic and educational materials on various..

Sub-Committee on Archiving & Documentation

Led by a Chairperson reporting directly to the OGF Chairperson and working directly with that Office and all its support wings..

Sub-Committee on Culture & Arts (including Language and performance arts)

Recognizing that language ( and other arts) and culture are perhaps two of the most defining and distinctive features of any people, this sub-committee shall..

Sub-Committee on Youth Development and Empowerment Opportunities

Recognizing that youthfulness is the most treasured commodity of any human life but yet one easily expendable..

Sub-Committee on International & Diaspora Affairs

Recognizing the international character of the subject-matter of genocide as residing in international public law..

General Membership- Pool

Led by a Team Leader reporting directly to the OGF Chairperson and working directly with that Office and all its support wings..