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. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. 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 Millennium Development Goals. Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the MDGs and Vision 2030 is the heart and core of the programme. more


UNDP supports schools to enhance attainment of all MDGs by actively incorporating conservation agriculture in the curriculum and pursue practical orientation programmes. The results have been amazing. We educate children on crops that will do well under dryland conditions and we teach them how to farm with organic fertilizers. Above: School children doing class exercise. Photo - UNDPmore

Our Stories

Unconventional Landscapes: Protected Areas Expansion in Namibia

Despite its arid lands, Namibia is rich in biodiversity. To date, it has 20 state-run protected areas comprising nearly 17% of the country’s total land area.more 

Adapting to climate change creates entrepreneurs and resilient communities

Above: Mercy Shetuuka and her Brother Shetuuka Shetuuka who managed to pay for her studies with income he generated from the small crop farm.   Inmore 

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) art exhibition

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) in partnership with UNDP, UNAIDS and Victims 2 Survivors successfully hosted a national exhibition titled “Unite to end Gender-basedmore 

Improve your goat and beat Climate Change

The shadows are already getting longer as we head off to tate Reinhard’s homestead deep in the mopane woodlands of northern Namibia. Andreas Shilomboleni, coordinator ofmore 

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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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