We really won’t know much about our assignments until we are immersed in the 2-month training program in Namibia (beginning around July 24th). This information is from http://namibiapc.wordpress.com/ where there is more to learn, but not much about detailed programs. My guess is that the Namibian government requested people with similar backgrounds to help drive a specific initiative, but we do not yet know what that is.
Business The CED (Community Economic Development) program works with many different organizations from small businesses to community organizations to help with socioeconomic development in various areas. CED volunteers, focusing on sustainability, are mainly involved in an advising role, helping to build local capacity by holding trainings and transferring skills. They promote the sharing of resources, help with income-generating activities, and are often involved in many secondary projects outside of their organization within their local community. The Community Economic Development (CED) sector sets to expand markets, sustain growth and improve the standard of living for families and communities. There are three key areas to CED efforts: youth financial literacy and entrepreneurship, economic opportunities and money management.