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 architect 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 40 years, DW has implemented many award winning and successful programs in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas. DW’s biggest operation is currently in Angola, where it started working in 1981 (www.dw.angonet.org).

Meet the Team

Below are the core DWN staff members. The total current staff is 35, which includes interns and technical support staff.

Beat Weber – Executive Director

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Windhoek

Stephanie French – Consulting Advisor

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Windhoek 

Hilma Weber – Programme Manager

Programme: Early Childhood Development

Town: Windhoek

Annacky Johannes – Office Manager

Town: Windhoek

Ester Veiko – Project area coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Towns: Okahao, Oshakati & Oniipa

Sharon Ganes – Project coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Karibib

Sheya Gotlieb Timo – Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Windhoek

Rimothy Mbeha – Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Katima Mulilo

Ambrose Wohler -Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Swakopmund & Walvisbay 

Adam Ndahalele -Technical Project Assistant

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Swakopmund

Otja Semba – Technical Project Assistant

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Opuwo 

Samantha Kuvare – Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Karibib 

Peter Shikalepo – Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Keetmanshoop

Hanni Katjimune – GIS Assistant

Town: Windhoek

 

Gotlib Namupala – Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Okahao

Sakaria Namhindo – Technical Project Assistant

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Otjiwarongo

Aji Simasiku – Technical Project Assistant

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Katima Mulilo

Julia Thomas – Finance Clerk

Town: Windhoek

Erastus Kashuupulwa – Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Land Delivery

Town: Oshakati

Ngonyothi Kafula – Assistant Project Coordinator

Programme: Sanitation

Town: Windhoek

Mike Kapunda – Logistics Officer

Town: Windhoek