The EMPRETEC Namibia Programme was officially launched on by The Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development and UNDP Namibia on 16 October 2019 in Windhoek. The programme promotes entrepreneurship as a vital component of economic growth and development in the country.
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This pilot project is the first installation of VGI technology in Namibia, and the first at a UN compound in Africa, standing to demonstrate the solution to internal and external stakeholders, with the aim to trigger widespread adoption of EVs across the country.
On 27 September 2019, The UNDP Namibia Country Office and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Nust) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
With the Namibian government’s recent declaration of a state of emergency due to ongoing and persistent drought, the new UNDP Accelerator Labs could not have come at better time.
Development partners came together in an immense way, to support the elimination of Hepatitis E in Namibia. UN Namibia, Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), City of Windhoek (COW), Development Workshop Namibia and the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) collaborated to positively impact the lives of community members.

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