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Adapting to water shortages in arid Namibia

“Normally it rains this time of year, but not a drop has fallen,” complains farmer Paulus Amutenya. “My crops are burning on the field.” It’s mid‚ÄźNovember in Outapi, a small farming town in Northern Namibia, not far from the Angolan border. Outapi is always hot, but this year the rains that cool the more

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Gender-based violence art exhibition

The National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) in partnership with UNDP, UNAIDS and Victims 2 Survivors successfully hosted a national exhibition titled “Unite to end Gender-based Violence (GBV)” from 28 June to 02 August 2013 at the gallery’s premises in Windhoek.   The exhibition aimed at raising more

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Improve your goat and beat climate change

The shadows are already getting longer as we head off to tate Reinhard’s homestead deep in the mopane woodlands of northern Namibia. Andreas Shilomboleni, coordinator of the Country Pilot Partnership’s (CPP) Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project guns the Landcruiser over sandy roads that meander b more

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San get on information highway

Indigenous peoples such as the San have been marginalized by dominant societies and have therefore been excluded from exercising their democratic rights and having access to technologies. But things are changing for the oldest people of Africa. The San have started making the first steps towards the more

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Settling in Vasdraai- the Resettlement Farm

Many Namibians in rural areas work on commercial farms, privately owned, to earn a living and support their families. For some, this suddenly changed in 1997 when 73 families, who were previously employed as farm workers and squatters on the Seeis farm near Windhoek, were expelled and resettled on t more

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Supporting the Anti-Corruption strategy framework in Namibia

UNDP is supporting the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the process of developing a National Anti-Corruption Strategy.   The purpose of the strategy is to ensure that all stakeholders pro-actively participate in the prevention and fight against corruption in Namibia. The Commission has so fa more

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Oukumwe mushroom project

Situated in Luderitz, a coastal town of Namibia, the Oukumwe Support Group Mushroom Project has developed production methodologies for the cultivation of oyster mushroom, which is among the crops that have been successfully adapted to the coastal environment. The project is supported by the Global E more

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Our support towards poverty analysis in Namibia

The Economic Policy and Poverty Unit of UNDP Namibia in partnership with the Stellenbosch University’s research on Social Policy Centre and the Southern Africa Social Policy Insight all based in South Africa through South-South Cooperation successfully empowered 14 Development Advisors from National more

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Understanding poverty data in Namibia

As a middle-income country with one of the most unequal income distributions in the world, Namibia is a place of poverty amid plenty. According to the recent Namibia Household Income and Expenditure Survey, more than one in four households live in poverty. Furthermore, the poorest 10 percent of hous more

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