Environment & Energy


Barrier Removal to Namibian Renewable Energy Programme (NAMREP)

This study, commissioned by the Ministry of Mines and Energy, represents a review of the solar water heater (SWH) industry in Namibia. This follows on previous studies performed during 1999, which contributed to the overall increase in knowledge on SWH with reference to Namibia.The main barriers tomore


Innovative Grants Mechanism Projects Profile

The Innovative Grants Mechanism (IGM) for ISLM is a component of the Country Pilot Partnership Programme (CPP-ISLM) which financially and technically supports activities that ensure sustainable land use and its resources, thus ensuring social and economic sustainability beyond the satisfaction ofmore


Namibia is the most arid country in sub-Saharan Africa. From the deep south to the far north, communities struggle with access to clean safe drinking water. In many villages women walk for kilometres carrying heavy buckets of water on their heads. After basic needs such as drinking, cooking and washing are met, little water is left to irrigate crops, or sustain livestock.


By introducing innovative ways of harvesting and saving water, UNDP Namibia has helped communities to make this scarce resource stretch further. Rainwater harvesting, the rehabilitation of traditional wells and dams and adopting of drip irrigation methods have changed the way dryland people and communities use water and has resulted in better yields and more income for communities.