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  • Youth Environment Summit, Waterberg Plateau National Park, May 30, 2015In celebration of the 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity the Gobabeb Research and Training Centre successfully organized and ran the sixth Youth Environmental Summit (YES), co-funded by the German government’s cooperation agency,GIZ, Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and Gobabeb Centre, focusing on biodiversity and sustainable development at the Waterberg Plateau Park.

  • Namibia Poverty Mapping and the Namibia Index on Multiple Deprivation reports launchApr 24, 201523 April 2015, The Government of the Republic of Namibia in partnership with UNDP launched the Namibia Poverty Mapping and the Namibia Index on Multiple Deprivation reports.

  • UNDP Youth Development FundNov 20, 2014The United Nations Development Program in Namibia launched its first ever "Youth Development Fund". This initiative was inspired by the recently launched UNDP Youth Strategy titled, “Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future which was launched in March 2014 in Tunis.

  • 2014 International Day for Disaster ReductionOct 22, 2014The City of Windhoek and its partners celebrated the 2014 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on the 22 October 2014 at the Katutura Old Age Home. The theme for 2014 is “Resilience is for Life” with a focus on Older People and Disasters. The IDDR aims at celebrating how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of disaster risk reduction.

  • 2014 Human Development Report Namibia launchAug 13, 2014The national launch of the 2014 Human Development Report (HDR) took place in Namibia on Wednesday 13th August 2014.

  • UNDP sign UNPAF 2014-2018 Action Plan with GovernmentJul 8, 2014Windhoek - The United Nations (UN) together with the National Planning Commission (NPC) signed the UNPAF 2014 – 2018 Action Plan.

  • UN Secretary-General inaugurate the UN house in NamibiaJun 25, 2014The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially inaugurated the United Nations House in Windhoek, Namibia yesterday alongside the President Hifikepunye Pohamba. The Namibian government built the United Nations House in Klein Windhoek to allow for better coordination of UN agencies working in the country.

  • UNDP hold inception workshop for the new project aiming to strengthen the management of Namibia’s protected areas systemJun 20, 2014The expansion of Namibia’s protected areas has resulted in emerging management challenges like fire outbreaks, Namibia’s vulnerability to the increasing threat of poaching of key species, such as elephants and rhinos. These challenges need to be urgently addressed to enhance the benefits of protected areas network to Namibia’s development.

  • Model United Nations Youth for Human Rights Namibia: ‘Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict’ Jun 9, 2014The British High Commission (BHC), the Human Rights Documentation Centre (HRDC) of the University of Namibia (UNAM), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a Model United Nations (UN) under the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict’ at the UNAM campus on June 7 as part of the pre global summit.

  • Community Capacity Enhancement - San Community Boat Project in motionApr 15, 2014UNDP Namibia in partnership with the Ministry of Regional Local Government Housing and Rural Development, the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders (AMICAAL), the Kavango regional council, and the Nkurenkuru Local Authority officially launched the San community boat project in Nkurenkuru last month. This is a cross boarder initiative under the Community Capacity Enhancement (CCE) project aimed at providing information on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support while generating income through transportation of people across the Okavango River bordering Namibia and Angola.