Miss Universe Namibia Voice for Change 2023

Join Jameela Uiras, Miss Universe Namibia 2023, on a transformative journey as she tackles youth unemployment, champions green innovation, and empowers Namibia's future in the 72nd Miss Universe Voice for Change contest—because change begins with us.

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Jameela Uiras, Miss Universe Namibia 2023, champions youth empowerment in her CI Talks entry. Addressing Namibia's 41.6% youth unemployment, she advocates holistic education, green innovation, and collaborative efforts for a more inclusive, prosperous future aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals.


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Empowering Namibia's Youth: Jameela Uiras, Miss Universe Namibia 2023, Voices Change in the 72nd Miss Universe Voice for Change Contest

In this compelling video, Jameela Uiras, the 72nd Miss Universe Namibia delegate, unveils her official entry into the 72nd Miss Universe Voice for Change contest presented by Mouawad and CI Talks. As a passionate advocate for positive transformation, Jameela addresses pressing issues aligned with several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

1. No Poverty - Nurturing Prosperity for All:

Namibia's youth face a staggering 41.6% unemployment rate, creating a crisis that demands our attention. Jameela sheds light on the gravity of the situation, emphasizing that eradicating poverty is more than just a job—it's about securing the future of the nation.

2. Quality Education and Good Health & Well-being - A Holistic Approach to Empowerment:

Beyond traditional education, Jameela underscores the need for holistic youth empowerment. Drawing from personal experiences, she highlights the psychological, social, economic, and cultural dimensions that contribute to the challenge. Her collaboration with an international development agency to provide training on the green hydrogen value chain exemplifies a commitment to comprehensive education and well-being.

3. Gender Equality - Fostering Opportunities for All:

Jameela's advocacy extends to promoting gender equality in the quest for a more inclusive future. By sharing her journey of experiencing partial unemployment while caring for her siblings, she emphasizes the importance of breaking gender stereotypes and creating equal opportunities.

4. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure - Paving the Way for Sustainable Development:

Jameela's partnership with the international development agency focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and innovation. By providing training for youth on the green hydrogen value chain, she aims to not only create jobs but also position Namibia as a global renewable energy hub—a beacon of sustainability and economic growth.

5. Collaborative Efforts for Change - Partnerships for the Goals:

Jameela recognizes that solving youth unemployment requires a collaborative effort. Through partnerships with the government, private sectors, and civil society, she is actively working towards providing opportunities for young people. The National Assembly and a dedicated technical committee are taking decisive steps to identify economic opportunities, make policy recommendations, and enhance the skills of the youth to become job creators.

In this video, Jameela Uiras invites us to unite in creating a more inclusive and participatory future for Namibia. By championing innovation, collaboration, and youth empowerment, she believes we can transform the nation and make a lasting difference. Join Jameela in her mission to be the change and empower the youth of Namibia towards a brighter, sustainable future.