UNDP in Namibia
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.
In Namibia, we support analytical policy-oriented research and capacity building efforts aimed at enhancing job creation and reducing poverty at national and sub-national levels. We contribute towards improved democratic governance in the country by working in specific areas with the governance institutions that provide the best potential to improve oversight, human rights, accountability and participation.
We assist Namibia to better manage environmental risks and enhance capacities needed to advance resilience as outlined in the national development frameworks, with particular emphasis on strengthening national ownership and leadership of institutional mechanisms. We aim to strengthen capacities to deal with and manage environmental degradation including climate change adaptation and mitigation.
What do we want to accomplish?
We support the Government of Namibia (GRN) to identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving capacities at the national, regional and local levels.
Our office works in the following areas:
- Sustainable, Inclusive and Green Growth
- Improved governance for accountable, responsive institutions and civic engagement.
UNDP Namibia works in line with the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP 5), and the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF).
What are the Outcomes?
1A: Diversified employment, pro-poor income and sustainable livelihoods for women, youth, persons with disabilities and marginalized population. Programme Priority 1: Sustainable, Inclusive and Green Growth. Alligned to the National Development Plan 5 Pillar: Economic Progression, the UNPAF Outcome 1.1 and related to the
UNDP Strategic Plan Outcome 1 (Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions).This Programme priority area focuses on: • Building on its support to developing the Blueprint on Wealth Redistribution and Poverty Eradication, UNDP will strengthen the institutional frameworks for inclusive growth strategies. This includes diversified employment, pro-poor income and sustainable livelihoods for women, youth, persons with disabilities and marginalised population.
1B: Sustainable environmental management and increased resilience to shocks and crises
Alligned to the NDP 5 Pillar: Environmental Sustainability, UNPAF Outcome 3.1 and related to the UNDP Strategic Plan Outcome 3: Build resilience to shocks and crises. This Programme priority area focuses on:
• This growth path is underpinned by investments in environment, sustainable natural resource management, climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction and management, to build economic, social and environmental resilience. The focus will be on building resilience through adaptation, and reducing disaster risk by strengthening the technical and functional capacities of inter-sectoral environmental coordination bodies.
Programme Priority Area 2: Improved governance for accountable, responsive institutions and civic engagement. Alligned to the NDP 5 Pillar: Good Governance, UNPAF Outcome 4.1 and related to the UNDP Strategic Plan Outcome 2:
Accelerate structural transformations for sustainable development. This Programme priority area focuses on:
• The next universal periodic review, in January 2021, will provide ample opportunity for UNDP to strengthen capacity of the Office of the Ombudsperson for general compliance with the review, and to monitor the National Human Rights Action Plan, 2015-2019. This will realize;
• Effective, accountable and inclusive governance, promoting civic engagement, respect for human rights, rule of law.
• Improved accountability and oversight systems and processes.
• Strengthened evidence driven and inclusive decision making.
• Strengthened decentralized structures and local governance stems.
• Empowered and vibrant civil society / Active civic engagement / Partnership with think tanks.
Postal address: Street address:
Private Bag 13329 38-44 Stein Street
Windhoek, Namibia Klein Windhoek
Tel: +264 61 204 6395
Fax: +264 61 204 6203