Our Projects

Improving capacities at the national, regional and local levels with special emphasis on achieving the MDGs by 2015 is at the core of our work in Namibia. The support underlines the importance of putting the rural poor first, prioritizing the empowerment of vulnerable groups especially women. Activities in reducing human poverty aim to promote livelihoods and food security for vulnerable households. With regard to energy and environment for sustainable development, We work to strengthen the skills and capacities of communities to manage natural resources and mainstream land degradation issues into Vision 2030 implementation plans.

Poverty Reduction

Democratic Governance

  • Evaluation of the Reduction of the Human Poverty Programme in Namibia

    The overall objective of the final evaluation of the Reduction of Human Poverty Programme (2006-2013) was to evaluate the degree of implementation, efficiency and quality delivered on outputs and outcomes, against what was originally planned or subsequently revised. It seeks to measure programme results and any potential impacts (short, medium and long term) generated by the programme.

  • Curriculum Development and In-service Teacher Education Project

    The development of appropriate curriculum and upgrading professional qualifications and classroom performance of teachers over the past years has played an important role in improving post-independence education system. Quality education is a crucial element of poverty alleviation and human development which are at the core of UNDP development strategies.


  • Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and Gender into Environmental Assessment

    The Governance Unit in UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to assist with the integration of health and social issues into environmental impact assessments (EIA). This project seeks to help the ministry and related stakeholders identify the gaps within existing environmental policies and to mainstream HIV/AIDS and gender-sensitive dimensions into existing policies and legislation as well as the planning phases for major capital projects across Namibia.

  • Community Capacity Enhancement

    Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) is a method for mobilizing communities to action while building trust, accountability and citizen participation. It is based on recognition that communities have the ability to care, change and sustain hope in the midst of major development challenges such as the current HIV epidemic.

Women's Empowerment

  • Gender Responsive Procurement Project

    UNDP in collaboration with UN Women is supporting the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare to implement a Gender-Responsive Procurement project which seeks to introduce engendered procurement as one of the strategies towards gender equality and the empowerment of women.

  • Combating Gender-Based Violence through Advocay, Training and Awareness Raising Related to Legal Issues

    Women continue to be disadvantaged at all levels of Namibian life; in employment, influence, power structures and wealth. Violence against women is a serious and widespread human rights problem. Central to the issues of sexual abuse and violence are unequal gender relations where women are in a subordinate position to men, often economically dependent, with little bargaining or negotiating power, particularly on sexual matters. Some figures suggest one in five women are in an abusive relationship, and more than a third of women report having suffered physical or sexual abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.

Environment and Energy

  • Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas

    The project will establish five Protected Landscape Conservation Areas (PLCAs) covering 15, 550 sq km and ensure that land uses in areas adjacent to existing Protected Areas are compatible with biodiversity conservation objectives, and corridors are established to sustain the viability of wildlife populations.

  • Strengthening Protected Areas Network Project

    The Strengthening Protected Areas Network (SPAN) project that ended in 2012, aimed to weave together the different protected areas and leverage natural wealth for communities, while at the same time maximizing the benefits of tourism, Namibia’s third biggest industry, for conservancies.

  • Country Pilot Partnership (CPP)- Innovative Grant Mechanism IGM Projects

    The Innovative Grants Mechanism (IGM) for ISLM is a component of the Country Pilot Partnership Programme (CPP-ISLM) which financially and technically supports activities that ensure sustainable land use and its resources, thus ensuring social and economic sustainability beyond the satisfaction of national and global environment objectives.

  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Namibia’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

    Third National Communication (TNC) project is necessary to ensure that Namibia fulfils its reporting obligation to the UNFCCC. The ultimate project output will be Namibia’s TNC submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat by 2015.

  • Concentrating Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia (CSP TT NAM)

    The key objective of the proposed project is to increase the share of renewable energy resources in the Namibian energy mix by developing the necessary technological framework and conditions for the successful transfer and deployment of Concentrating Solar Power technology for on-grid power generation, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Strengthening the Capacity of the Protected Area System to Address New Management Challenges (PASS)

    The main objective of the project is to ensure that the Protected Area system of Namibia is strengthened and sustainably financed through improving current systems for revenue generation, introduction of innovative revenue generation mechanisms; and cost effective enforcement through application of the Enforcement Economics Model.

  • Sustainable Management of Namibia’s Forested Lands (NAFOLA)

    Nafola aims to reduce pressure on forest resources by facilitating the gazettement of Community Forests, and increasing the capacity for the uptake of improved agriculture, livestock and forestry management practices in the community forest areas.

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