Year Founded
Graduate Students
Students in 2023
To meet the needs of all stakeholders by providing high quality maritime and fisheries training in accordance with national and international standards
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To be the maritime and fisheries training centre of choice

Core Values

Our Core Values are: iREAP


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Integrity: We always act with honesty, transparency and fairness in all our dealings with all stakeholders.
Respect: We value the uniqueness of all individuals and always deal with people in a dignified manner.
Excellence: We passionately seek innovative ways of doing things better in our journey of continuous improvement to become the benchmark centre of choice.
Accountability: We accept the responsibilities entrusted to us and shall account for all of our actions.
Professionalism: We commit ourselves to act in an ethical manner while delivering on our performance promises.

More about NAMFI

The Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute was established by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) as a Trust. The primary responsibility of NAMFI is to provide maritime and fisheries training to enable students to take up qualified positions within the maritime and fisheries industries in Namibia and elsewhere. Thus, building capacity in the field of maritime and fisheries sectors in and around Namibia.

NAMFI has three training departments: Navigation, Engineering and Safety. The training at NAMFI is in accordance with International Standards, eg, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)’s conventions and protocol on Maritime Education and Training (MET).

The Republic of Namibia has acceded to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW-78/95) convention as amended. The STCW 78/95 came into force for Namibia on 24 April 2005 in accordance with the provisions of article X1V of the Convention.

The Directorate of Maritime Affairs (DMA) within the Ministry of Works and Transport is an IMO accredited authority. NAMFI is accredited by DMA and the training activities are in accordance with the STCW 78/95 convention as well the Namibian Merchant Shipping Act of 1951, particularly in the areas of education, training, and certification of Namibian seafarers.

The Board of Trustees, appointed by the MFMR, has the authority to act on behalf of the Institute. In addition, the Board of Trustees has the power to employ persons to carry out the objective of the Institute, constitute committees and to delegate to such management committees’ powers and functions as they deem necessary.

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