What We Do

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. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. On 1 January 2016. the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit - officially came into force. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals.more

Our Goals

UNDP in Namibia supports the Government of Namibia (GRN) in identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the SDGs and Vision 2030 is the heart and core of the programme. more

UNDP facilitates EMPRETEC mission to Namibia

The Government of the Republic of Namibia together with UNDP Namibia, in a continued effort to fight the war on poverty, and attain Vision 2030 are exploring options to strengthen entrepreneurship and enterprise development. To this end, government under the auspices of the Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare & the Ministry of Higher Education have engaged EMPRETEC Ghana.more

Our Stories

Dry Forest sustains Okongo Rural Community

UNDP’s Resident Representative to Namibia Ms. Kiki Gbeho together with the Minister of Water Agriculture and Forestry and NAFOLA colleagues; launched the carpentry workshop at themore 

Launch of the Sustainable Development Goals Booklet

UNDP Namibia  partnered with Namibia Media Holdings Group of Companies (NMH), the Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF), the Economic Association of Namibia (EAN);  and other sponsors tomore 

Launch of African Human Development Report & 16 Days of Activism

UNDP Namibia together with the First Lady of Namibia and in partnership with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, launched the African Human Developmentmore 


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Projects and Initiatives

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

    The project aims to increase the share of renewable energies in the Namibian energy mix by developing the necessary technological framework and conditions for the successful transfer and deployment of CSP technology for on-grid power generation, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more 

  • 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.more 

  • Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS and Gender into Environmental Assessments

    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.more 

  • 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. more 

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