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About Daisry

A Namibian public policy advisor, Daisry Mathias serves His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia as Advisor on Youth Matters & Enterprise Development. Daisry is positive about Namibia and Africa’s future and capacitating the individual to succeed. In February 2022, she established the OYAYONE Foundation, her personal work to accelerate women’s economic empowerment and social progression. The Foundation works with and for underpriviledged, single mothers and their next generation.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the largest demographic segment, which makes up 37% of our population.” 

Appointed 29 June 2015, Daisry Mathias is Advisor to the President of the Republic of Namibia, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob on Youth Matters & Enterprise Development. In her role, she focuses on the dimensions of education and skills training; health and welfare; economic inclusion and empowerment, and civic and political engagement of young people, under the overarching goals of poverty eradication, inclusive growth and shared prosperity.

Daisry serves as an aide to the President in the discharge of his constitutional mandate, engaging and coordinating inter-governmental and national stakeholders to advance pro-Youth policy programmes, in line with the President’s vision for an inclusive, united and prosperous Namibia. Daisry is dedicated to contributing to Namibia’s broad-based empowerment, deepening democratic participation and accelerated socio-economic transformation.

The remit of the Youth & Enterprise Development Advisor is to:

Founder & Director, Oyayone Foundation

“Building an enduring inheritance for our children’s children.”

The Vision of the President, His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob of an “inclusive, united and prosperous Namibian House” and declaration of all-out war against poverty and inequalities, demands of every citizen to gauge within their context and uplift those at risk of being left behind.

Through the OYAYONE FOUNDATION (Association-Not-For-Gain), Daisry works with and for underprivileged single mothers in Namibia – to break the cycle of poverty by addressing basic needs and tackling asset poverty, to achieve social mobility. The Foundation is “Building an enduring inheritance for our children’s children” by facilitating the ownership and management of economic assets by more Namibian women.