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