About Us

About Us

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 is part of a world-wide network of Development Workshop (DW) organisations with centres in Canada, Angola and France, and offices in Vietnam and Burkino Faso. It is funded by non-governmental organisations, private citizens, and national and international development organisations.

DW was founded in 1975 by three architectural students in the UK with the objective to improve the livelihoods of poor and disadvantaged communities, with a specific focus on human settlements. Over the last 45 years, DW has implemented many award winning and successful programs in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas.

DW Namibia was established in 2016. Registered at the Master of the High Court as a not-for-profit charity trust, DWN is a financially and operationally independent institution. It is led by a board of trustees that currently includes: Chris Brown (chairperson), Lavinia Shikongo, Allan Cain, Ted Rudd, Cherly Emvula, John Mendelsohn, Emely Tjombumbi, and Herman Strydom. DWN’s accounts are audited annually and can be provided upon request.

Meet the Team

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Beat Weber

Executive Director

Programme: Land & Housing
Location: Windhoek

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Erastus Kashupuulwa

Assistant Programme Manager

Programme: Land & Housing
Location: Windhoek

Ester Veiko

Ester Veiko

Assistant Programme Manager

Programme: Land & Housing
Location: Windhoek

Stephanie French

Programme Manager

Programme: Sanitation
Location: Windhoek

Hilma Weber

Hilma Weber

Programme Manager

Programme: ECD
Location: Windhoek

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Annika Slabbert

Assistant Programme Manager & ECD Expert

Programme: ECD
Location: Windhoek

Vanessa Ucka

ECD Expert

Programme: ECD
Location: Windhoek

Samantha Kuvare

Project Coordinator

Programme: ECD
Location: Windhoek

Adam Ndahalele

Project Officer

Programme: ECD
Location: Windhoek

Julia Thomas

Julia Thomas

Finance Officer

Programme: Finance
Location: Windhoek

Hanni

Hanni Katjimune

GIS Officer

Programme: GIS
Location: Windhoek

Sheya Gotlieb

Sheya Gotlieb

Programme Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation
Location: Windhoek

Ngonyothi Kafula

Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation
Location: Windhoek

Gotlieb Namupala

Area Coordinator

Location:
Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Oshana, Omusati Regions

Rebeka Jason

Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation
Location: Oshakati

Sam Mengela

Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation, Land & Housing
Location: Oniipa

Ambrose Wohler

Ambrose Wohler

Area Coordinator

Location:
Erongo Region

Peter Shikalepo

Peter Shikalepo

Area Coordinator

Location:
Karas Region

Sakaria Namhindo

Area Coordinator

Location:
Otjozondiupa Region

Otja Semba

Area Coordinator

Location:
Kunene Region