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  • Total value of UN-Habitat investments (2008-2015): US$ 1,147,657
  • Total number of UN-Habitat projects (2008-2015): 3 projects
  • Main donors: United Nations General Trust Fund, SF of the CERF, European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing partners: UNESCO, ILO, UNEP, UN-Habitat, Government of Namibia and OCHA, Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development
General information

Capital: Windhoek

Major cities: Rundu, Walvis Bay, Oshakati, Oshana, Swakopmund, Katima Mulilo, Grootfontein, Rehoboth, Otjiwarongo, Okahandja

  • Population: 2.259 Million  
  • GDP: US$13.07 Billion    
  • GDP growth: 5.0%  
  • Urban population (annual %): 39%  
  • Population growth rate (annual %): 1.9%  
  • Urban population growth rate (average annual %): 3.3%  
  • Rural population growth rate (average annual %): 0.9%  

Source: World Bank 2012

UN-Habitat projects in Namibia

Sustainable Cultural Tourism in Namibia    

To facilitate strong working relations between Habitat Agenda partners – particularly National Habitat Committee, civil society, the private sector, local authorities and government ministries and help align efforts to achieve sustainable urbanization-related objectives.   

  • Duration: June 2009 – December 2012     
  • Value: US$ 877,507    
  • Donor: United Nations General Trust Fund   
  • Implementing partners: UNESCO, ILO, UNEP, UN-HABITAT


Provision Of Emergency Shelter For Displaced Persons In Namibia    

To provide emergency temporary shelter assistance to the displaced persons and to reinforce existing shelter facilities of affected communities, displaced by floods.   

  • Duration: April 2009 – July 2009    
  • Value: US$ 155,150    
  • Donor: SF of the CERF   
  • Implementing partners: UN-Habitat, Govt of Namibia and OCHA    
  • Location: Cunene, Chobe, Zambesi and Kavango areas (north central and north eastern regions)


Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme

The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme is being implemented in Namibia in partnership with the Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) with a view of mobilizing various stakeholders into review, adopt and develop enabling policy and institutional capacity to facilitate adoption of slum upgrading and prevention strategies to contribute to improving of living conditions of slum dwellers in Namibian towns and cities.

  • Implementing Phase: Phase II
  • Duration: November 2013 – December 2015
  • Value: US$115,000
  • Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Secretariat
  • Implementing Partners: UN-Habitat and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development 
  • Location: Walvis Bay, Opuwo, and Aroab


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