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Who we are

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. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners. World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. UNDP and the Government of Namibia signed a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement on the 22nd March 1990. This Agreement embodied the basic conditions under which the UNDP and its Executing Agencies shall assist the Government in carrying out its development projects, and under which such UNDP-assisted projects shall be executed. Ms. Anita Kiki Gbeho is the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNDP Resident Representative, while Ms. Izumi Morota- Alakija is the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative.



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If   we   don’t   educate   them   on   the   value   of   our   ecosystems,   how will   they   reap   the   benefits?   UNDP   supports   schools   to   enhance attainment   of   all   MDGs   by   actively   incorporating   conservation agriculture    in    the    curriculum    and    pursue    practical    orientation programmes.
Women   comprise,   on   average,   43   percent   of   the   agricultural labour    force    in    developing    countries.    If    they    had    the    same access   to   productive   resources   as   men,   they   could   increase yields   on   their   farms   by   20–30   percent.   UNDP   provides   support to   vulnerable   communities,   promotes   advocacy   and   awareness for    the    recognition    of    human    rights,    gender    equality    and women’s empowerment in Namibia.

What we do

UNDP in Namibia supports the Government of Namibia (GRN) in identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the SDGs and Vision 2030 is the heart and core of the programme.

The programme has three components:

A. Democratic Governance, Gender Equality & Women Empowerment and HIV/AIDS; B. Poverty Reduction and Strategic Policy C. Energy and Environment for Sustainable Development In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women.
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UNDP supports ‘War on Poaching’

This month, UNDP Namibia supported the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) to launch the Anti-Poaching Billboards around the country, as well as the Anti-Poaching Law Enforcement Centre at Waterberg. As the poaching of rhinos and elephants in Namibia continues to be a serious concern, the Government of the Republic of Namibia (GRN) through MET, together with the armed forces, are proactively and aggressively tackling this serious challenge. The billboards, which are strategically placed at certain points around the country, aim to increase awareness about poaching and the illicit trafficking and trade of wildlife. Due to the limited public information about the risks, impact and cost of poaching on the economy and society at large, GRN decided to ensure that Namibians are provided with the correct and necessary information. UNDP Namibia commends GRN for recognizing the risks that poverty and the lack of alternative livelihoods could play in poaching and the illegal trafficking of wildlife.

UNDP Namibia launches Global Human Development Report

UNDP Namibia: This month, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Namibia launched the 2016 Global Human Development Report (HDR), the latest in a series of Global Development Reports published by the UNDP since 1990. The theme of this year’s report “Human Development for Everyone” stresses the central development premise that ‘people are the real wealth of nations’. The HDR recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others and identifies deeprooted, and often unmeasured, barriers to development.
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