Training courses

RLabs Namibia

RLabs (‘Reconstructed Living Lab’) Namibia is currently being hosted within NBII. RLabs is all about empowering youth to make a difference in the lives of others and to provide community-driven innovative solutions to address a variety of complex problems.

Providing practical and innovative training free-of-charge for young people is at the heart RLabs While the concept originated in South Africa in 2008, it is now operating in 22 other countries, including Namibia since 2012.

In addition to the training courses below, RLabs Namibia is currently also in the process of developing Namibia’s first Crowdfunding platform (‘NamStarter’) and is working on a job-matching system for unemployed youth who went through RLabs training programmes (‘RLabs CONNECT’).

How do I apply?

General requirements and outcomes:

  • RLabs Namibia offers different training courses to unemployed youth (currently not studying or working) between the ages of 18-35.
  • Participants who successfully complete one or a combination of courses will receive a ‘certificate of completion’. RLabs Namibia is currently seeking accreditation of its courses with Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA).

Documents required:

  1. Application form (completed and signed)
  2. Namibian Identification Document (certified copy)

Fees structure and Upcoming Trainings:

All of RLabs training courses are free of charge, and upcoming trainings will be regularly announced on our website ( and social media pages; follow ‘RLabs Namibia at NBII’ on Facebook and Twitter.

Courses offered