Update 10th of July 2020

Low-cost land for housing While Covid-19 and sanitation are immediate and urgent concerns, the existence (and rapid growth) of informal settlements underpins social and economic inequality, and is an underlying cause of the current health crisis. Consequently, the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) and DWN continue to prioritise the land programme to assist local authorities to provide affordable land for housing in planned and minimally serviced neighbourhoods, as an alternative to unplanned informal settlements. The land programme is progressing as...

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Update 14th of May 2020

Covid-19 Emergency Response; Land, Sanitation and Kindergarten Programmes Covid-19 Emergency Response 60 green shirted volunteers have now installed more than 10,000 tippy taps in different towns, reaching more than 25,000 families or 75,000 residents. Lüderitz: With support the Debmarine- Namdeb Foundation and in collaboration with the Town Council, the programme started on 2 May and a total of 1,500 tippy taps are being installed. Otjiozonduipa region: With support from B2Gold and in collaboration with relevant local authorities, activities were initiated...

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Development Workshop Namibia

Development Workshop Namibia   Development Workshop Namibia (DWN) is a recently 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 Canadian architect...

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