2020 REVIEW & OUTLOOK FOR 2021: The Provision of Low-cost Land for Housing

A partially constructed house made from grey bricks.

Concept The Programme for the Provision of Low-cost Land for Housing was initiated in 2019 by Development Workshop Namibia (DWN) and the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE), and is fully supported by the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD). It is currently assisting 6 local authorities (see details below) in the provision of affordable land for housing, and during 2021 is expected to expand to 15-20 towns across the country. Approach The objective of the programme is to provide assistance...

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2020 REVIEW & OUTLOOK FOR 2021: Appropriate Low-cost Urban Sanitation

A yellow building next to a fenced area with a piles of refuse within it.

Urban Sanitation More than 50% of informal settlement residents in Namibia do not have access to toilets and defecate in river beds and other green spaces. More than 45 tonnes of faeces are so deposited openly every single day in Windhoek alone. This situation constitutes a health and environmental crisis of enormous scale. It deprives affected residents of human dignity, exposes women to sexual harassment and assault and puts children at high risk of illness. The lack of sanitation makes...

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