WINDHOEK: Namibia’s 2012 Paralympic Games 100m silver medalist, Johanna Benson, is on course for another medal after qualifying for the final of the women’s T37 200m set for later today in London.
Benson won Heat 2 of 2 this morning, and qualified for the final in the fastest time 29.39 seconds), also a regional record.
The final is scheduled for 21h57 local time.
The 22-year-old Namibian and Neda Bahi from Tunisia are the only Africans in that competition.
Meanwhile, Namibia’s only powerlifter at the 2012 Paralympic Games, Ruben Soroseb, will be in action in the 100kg category at 13h00 local time.
Namibia is amongst five countries which were shortlisted for the 2012 Future Policy Award, an international award that celebrates effective and exemplary policies.
Namibia’s Marine Resources Act, 2000 was amongst 31 different policies from 22 countries which were nominated for the award that recognises integrated ocean and coastal policies, marine protected area programmes to laws regulating fisheries, trade in marine products, marine litter and land-sea interactions.
According to a media statement issued by the World Future Council Foundation yesterday, Namibia successfully manages its marine resources, and has instituted a more ecologically and economically sustainable fishing industry by implementing a rights-based and scientific approach to fisheries’ management.
California the United States of America), Palau, the Philippines and South Africa are also still in the running for the award.
The Future Policy Award is granted by the World Future Council, an international policy research organisation which provides decision-makers with effective policy solutions.
The winning policy will be announced at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, USA in September 2012, and winners will be celebrated at the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India during October this year.