Namibia

 Namibia
Namibia

Official Name: Republic of Namibia
Capital: Windhoek
Independence Day: 21 March 1990
Currency: Namibian dollar (NAD)

Key Results

  • Over 160 women in Namibia were trained by GenderLinks to understand the nuances that surround standing for political office and were provided with the necessary skills to engage in political activities. Potential female political candidates from all 36 local government councils in Namibia were imbued with the necessary skills to mount realistic challenges for election.
  • Namibia benefited from funding of 6.0 M EUR secured from the EU to support capacity development, research and innovation in water and sanitation in the Southern and West Africa regions through the NEPAD African Networks of Water Centres of Excellence.
  • 500 farmer and community members were trained in Namibia through the Mushroom Node: the farmers were equipped with cultivation, post-harvest and packaging skills.
  • A Country Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Programme was validated and aligned with the National Visions, National Development Plans and the agriculture sector policies and strategies for Namibia. The Programme integrated CSA approaches on climate change, gender and youth. The programme has resulted in the formation of a regional platform for learning and sharing of experiences.
  • Following the completion of three case studies in Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia and South Africa), individual countries were sensitized to incorporate the Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) model into existing school feeding programmes, and ensuring that procurement for the programmes was locally sourced.
  • The Southern Africa Hub Port and Rail Programme project aims at responding to Southern Africa challenge in developing sufficient port capacity to handle future demand from both domestic sources and landlocked countries.
  • The Multisectoral Investment Opportunity Studies project involves the identification and preparation of investment programmes in the basin.