About the FNCC

About the FNCC

Namibia and France: together for cultural diversity

As one of the most important players in Namibia’s cultural scene, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) aims to intensify the cultural cooperation between Namibia and France while promoting and supporting Namibian cultural identity. The FNCC aims to promote and support Namibian artists and cultural projects by offering our know-how, resources and equipment.

The FNCC offers French language cultural activities by making a public library and periodicals available, by organizing French language courses and facilitating lectures, film screenings, theatre plays, concerts and exhibitions.

Our monthly diary of events, the Franco, keeps you up to date with cultural happenings facilitated or supported by the FNCC.

Some features:

  • Bi-national structure, ruled under Namibian legislation and funded by the French government
  • FNCC inauguration on January 30, 1991 in Windhoek
  • Foundation stone of the new building on June 25, 1998, by both presidents Sam Nujoma and Jacques Chirac. The Namibian side bringing the land and the French side the construction.

The present building consists of:

  • six classrooms
  • an art workshop
  • a photo laboratory
  • a large multipurpose gallery
  • a cinema theatre
  • a library and a resource centre
  • a house, dated 1908 and classified as historical monument, hosting the Restaurant Le Petit Paris
About the FNCC