UNDP in Namibia

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

In Namibia, we support analytical policy-oriented research and capacity building efforts aimed at enhancing job creation and reducing poverty at national and sub-national levels. We contribute towards improved democratic governance in the country by working in specific areas with the governance institutions that provide the best potential to improve oversight, human rights, accountability and participation.

We assist Namibia to better manage environmental risks and enhance capacities needed to advance resilience as outlined in the national development frameworks, with particular emphasis on strengthening national ownership and leadership of institutional mechanisms. We aim to strengthen capacities to deal with and manage environmental degradation including climate change adaptation and mitigation. 

What do we want to accomplish?

We support the Government of Namibia (GRN) to identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving capacities at the national, regional and local levels.

Our office works in two main areas:

  • Poverty Reduction and Strategic Policy
  • Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development

UNDP Namibia works in line with the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP 5), and the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF).

What are the UNPAF Outcomes?

In line with the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) 2014-2018, UNDP Namibia will focus on UNPAF Outcomes 8 & 12, while contributing to 4 & 11, in line with development priorities of Government.  This work plan hinges on two Pillars; Poverty Eradication and Energy & Environment.

UNPAF OUTCOME #4:                                                  

By 2018, Namibia complies with most of her international treaties’ accession/ratification, monitoring and reporting obligations;

UNPAF OUTCOME #8:                                                  

By 2018, Namibia is implementing effectively and in a coordinated manner policies and strategies to reduce poverty and vulnerability which are informed by evidence on the causes of poverty and vulnerability;

UNPAF OUTCOME #11:                                               

By 2018, Namibia has reviewed, and is implementing, policies and strategies which ensure that severely poor and vulnerable households have access to and are utilizing productive resources and services for food and nutrition security and sustainable income generation;

UNPAF OUTCOME #12:                                                

By 2018, institutional frameworks and policies needed to implement the Environmental Management Act (2007), National Climate Change Policy (2011) and international conventions are in place and being effectively implemented.


By end of 2018, institutional and individual capacity of Government offices, agencies and departments to develop and implement policies and strategies aimed at poverty eradication is enhanced.





Contact us


Postal address:                                              Street address:

    Private Bag 13329                                            38-44 Stein Street
Windhoek, Namibia                                           Klein Windhoek


Communication Officer: Ms. Margretha Kampulu

Contact Details: 

Tel: +264 61 204 6242

Email: margretha.kampulu@undp.org

Fax: +264 61 204 6203


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