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  • 20 Nov 2014
    UNDP Youth Development Fund

    The 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.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    2014 International Day for Disaster Reduction

    The 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.

  • 13 Aug 2014
    2014 Human Development Report Namibia launch

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

  • 08 Jul 2014
    UNDP sign UNPAF 2014-2018 Action Plan with Government

    Windhoek - The United Nations (UN) together with the National Planning Commission (NPC) signed the UNPAF 2014 – 2018 Action Plan.

  • 25 Jun 2014
    UN Secretary-General inaugurate the UN house in Namibia

    The 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.

  • 20 Jun 2014
    UNDP hold inception workshop for the new project aiming to strengthen the management of Namibia’s protected areas system

    The 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.

  • 16 Jun 2014
    Africa regional meeting on Integrating Gender-Based Violence and HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care into National Alcohol Policies

    To date, while national policies may encompass two of the three issues of harmful use of alcohol, gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV, the three are rarely addressed together causing a significant gap. Looking at the three issues (GBV, HIV and harmful use of alcohol) we can see that there are varying levels of understanding of the relationship between gender inequality and the three issues of focus in this initiative.

  • 09 Jun 2014
    Model United Nations Youth for Human Rights Namibia: ‘Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict’

    The 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.

  • 15 Apr 2014
    Community Capacity Enhancement - San Community Boat Project in motion

    UNDP 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.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in sub-Saharan Africa

    The Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa nomination process is now open. The Prize will recognize and celebrate local grassroots organizations that are improving the livelihoods of rural communities in dryland ecosystems in sub-Saharan Africa, through sustainable land management.

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Involving men in the fight against Gender-Based Violence

    In order to develop gender-based violence (GBV) programs that include prevention, as well as survivor services, there is a need and opportunity to engage men as active allies and partners. UNDP in partnership with NANGOF Trust hosted a 2 day strategic male involvement stakeholder’s consultative meeting on 9 – 10 December 2013 in Rundu, Kavango region.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to Namibia recaptured

    The United Nations Development Chief discussed Namibia’s vision to bridge livelihood gaps to create income balance with senior government officials. She further drew attention to the allocation and utilization of natural resources for a more diversified economy with H.E President Hifikipunye Pohamba.

  • 02 Dec 2013
    UNDP Administrator to visit Namibia

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Ms. Helen Clark, will visit the Republic of Namibia from 3rd – 6th December 2013.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    Government of Namibia signs new partnership agreement

    The Government of the Republic of Namibia signed a new partnership agreement with the United Nations (UN) system in Namibia, called the United Nations Development Partnership Framework (UNPAF) which covers the period of 2014-2018. The UNPAF is the vehicle for strategic partnerships and resource planning which will drive the programmes through which the UN Country Team (UNCT) will support Namibia in the implementation of the Fourth National Development Plan (NDP 4) and the realization of its development goals under Vision 2030.

  • 25 Jul 2013
    Partnering for the development of a national Anti-Corruption strategy

    After weeks of traveling and hosting consultative meetings across the country, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is preparing to release its draft report of the Anti-Corruption Strategy Framework. With the financial and technical support of the UNDP’s Governance Unit, the ACC will be able to produce its first Anti-Corruption Strategy- the first of its kind in Namibia which takes into consideration the opinions of all stakeholders, including the communities themselves.

  • 25 Jul 2013
    Our project with traditional authorities

    Since 2010 the UNDP’s Governance Unit, in partnership with the Legal Assistance Centre (LAC), has been working with Traditional Authorities and their respective communities to bring awareness and solutions to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The Traditional Authorities Project aims to facilitate the reform and harmonization of those customary laws and practices that make certain groups, namely women and girls, more vulnerable to the spread of HIV/AIDS.

  • 30 Jan 2013
    Community capacity enhancement in Namibia

    UNDP Namibia introduced Community Capacity Enhancement through community conversations (CCE-CC) in 9 regions of the country to increase community dialogue and participation in HIV & AIDS prevention, treatment care and support efforts. This is an internationally proven approach that contributes to increased community involvement in the response to HIV and AIDS as well as development efforts. The approach enhances the ability of communities to engage in dialogue that helps them identify their vulnerability to HIV infections and decide on mitigation actions.