Development Workshop Namibia – a partner for sustianable urban development

Development Workshop Namibia

A partner for sustainable urban development

Development Workshop Namibia (DWN) is a registered Namibian NGO with a focus on sustainable urban development, informal settlements and the disadvantaged communities that reside in them. DWN works through partnership agreements with local authorities and in support of national development goals. It has four main programmes, focusing on land & housing, sanitation, early childhood education and urban infrastructure.

GIS Data Hub

DWN uses online GIS for project management and monitoring. Key activities and interventions are mapped regularly by staff and volunteers and uploaded to the DWN GIS information hub...

Urban Challenges

Close to 50% of Namibia's urban poor are living in shacks, mainly due to a lack of affordable land and housing. Half of all shack residents have no access to decent sanitation...

What We Do

DWN is a partner for sustainable and inclusive urban development. We provide support to local authorities, align with government priorities, collaborate with private sector, engage with residents...

Our Social Enterprise Approach

DWN believes that to have a meaningful impact, scale is important. Therefore, programmes such as the land delivery component use a social enterprise approach...

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