Purpose of CFP: To strengthen tenure security of informal settler families in Namibia by consolidating gains achieved through the application of fit-for-purpose land tools.

Project Key Information

  • UN-Habitat Project Title : Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Phase 3 Programme
  • Locations:
    • Town/City: Municipality of Okahandja
    • Country: Namibia
  • Anticipated start date:  15 May 2023
  • Estimated duration of project in calendar months: Seven (7) months
  • Maximum proposed value in US$: 60,000
  • Lead Organization: Land, Housing, and Shelter Section, UN-Habitat

Main Outputs and Activities

In close collaboration with the Land, Housing and Shelter Section of UN-Habitat, Municipality of Okahandja, SDFN/NHAG and other national and sub-national land actors, the implementing partner will be undertaking the following key interventions and activities:

Increase awareness and capacity on TR-LUP

  • Development and customization of communication briefs and training materials on TR-LUP

  • Community sensitization on TR-LUP

  • Training of municipality and SDFN/NHAG on TR-LUP

  • Workshops on evaluating tenure and land use policies and practices to support informal settlement upgrading.

Integrate the use of STDM in the implementation of TR-LUP

  • Support establishment of learning center on participatory data collection and planning

  • Customization of STDM to incorporate information requirements for land tenure and land use planning.

  • Trainings of community, municipality, SDFN/NHAG and other actors on use and application of STDM

  • Spatial unit mapping and household enumeration and data management using STDM.

  • Participatory data validation and analysis

  • Research on fit-for-purpose mapping tools, devices and platforms that can be applied by communities and local authorities. 

Document experiences of the intervention to help inform policy development and enhancement on planning and tenure security.

  • Facilitate implementation of council resolution on issuance of “Right of Land Occupancy” certificates using STDM

  • Documentation of experiences and lessons learnt on application of TR-LUP and STDM to help inform settlement planning and tenure security in slum upgrading interventions.

Project Management and Coordination

  • Develop and implement monitoring, documentation and evaluation plans respectively;

  • Conduct monthly project meetings to ensure effective and efficient project implementation and progress monitoring;

  • Conduct area visits along with project monitoring, engagement with local partners, etc.;

  • Conduct quarterly project evaluation to improve project systems such as communication, reporting, etc.

Improving Tenure Security in Informal Settlements through the Application of Innovative Land Tools and Approaches in Namibia