Shortly after launching the Namibia Accelerator Lab, the journey of onboarding the AccLab team begun. The process was intense and filled with many learning pivots. Two thirds of the team have joined, and we are thinking out loud on how data (good or bad) can have a negative or positive impact on some of the challenges Namibia faces.
he report titled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st century”, says that just as the gap in basic living standards is narrowing
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.
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.
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.
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.

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41%

women in parliament

34.70%

Unemployment rate

0.645

Human Development Index (HDI)

18%

Poverty rate

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