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A waste dump in a settlement.

UPDATE: JUL-SEP 2021 Programme for Appropriate Low-Cost Urban Sanitation

WASTE ISLANDS AND DIRTY RIVERBEDS: NOT A CHILD’S PLAYGROUND Diarrhoea kills 2,195 children every day – more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. What is the cause of so much diarrhoea? Unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and insufficient hygiene. Responsible for 88% of diarrhoea-associated deaths in children, these dangers are widespread in Namibia’s informal settlements. An urban sanitation …

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UPDATE: JUL-SEP 2021 Programme for the Provision of Low-Cost Land for Housing

BUILDING A HOUSE BELOW N$ 50,000 The programme for the Provision of Low-Cost Land for Housing aims to provide land to residents who want to build their own homes. People often prefer to build houses themselves, with assistance from brick layers and other labour, as it gives them control over the building process and budgets. …

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Many shacks scattered across a sandy valley.

UPDATE: APR-JUN 2021 Programme for the Provision of Low-Cost Land for Housing

New Partner Towns and Revolving Funds Pegging of Layouts in Opuwo and Oniipa Keetmanshoop Erf Price Reduction Okahao Road Construction Oshakati Phase Two Karibib FNB Load Scheme Exchange Visits Web-GIS Portal Initiating Collaboration How Does it Work? NEW PARTNER TOWNS AND REVOLVING FUNDS Both Okakarara Town Council and Stampriet Village Council have signed a Memorandum …

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A volunteer wearing a t-shirt that says - Wash hands, save lives - approaches an informal settlement.

UPDATE: APR-JUN 2021 Programme for Appropriate Low-Cost Urban Sanitation

Open Defecation and Solid Waste Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Programme Approach Wed-GIS Portal The Case of Kapuka Kanauyala OPEN DEFECATION AND SOLID WASTE Widespread open defecation and a lack of solid waste collection are huge challenges in Namibia’s informal settlements. In the absence of toilets, people are obliged to use river beds and green …

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A group of young children listen intently to their teacher.

UPDATE: APR-JUN 2021 Programme for Early Childhood Development

Emergency Assistance through Early Childhood Development (ECD) DWN’s ECD Emergency Programme Feeding and Nutrition Teacher Training Parent Workshops Learning Materials and Stationery Responding to COVID-19 GIS Monitoring EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE THROUGH EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) In the current crisis, children are likely to suffer the most. Namibia’s economic downturn is being felt especially hard by Namibia’s …

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A group of people sorting donations.

UPDATE: JAN-MAR 2021 Programme for Early Childhood Development

THE EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME This programme is implemented with support from Interteam, UNICEF and MTC, and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Gender Equality, Poverty Eradication and Child Welfare (MoGEPECW). Some preparation activities have started in March, with the main programme now getting underway in April. The programme focuses on six key areas: Teacher Training. Development …

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Two men watch as a third operates a drill in an earthen pit.

UPDATE: JAN-MAR 2021 Programme for Appropriate Low-cost Urban Sanitation

COMMUNITY-LED TOTAL SANITATION (CLTS) Implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE), and with current financial support from the European Union, this programme is now being implemented in the informal settlements of 8 towns across Namibia: Windhoek, Swakopmund, Karibib, Otjiwarongo, Oshakati, Opuwo, Oniipa and Katima Mulilo. CLTS is a government-supported approach to improve sanitation …

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A group of men at work.

UPDATE: JAN-MAR 2021 Programme for the Provision of Low-cost Land for Housing

EXPANSION During the early months of 2021, several local authorities requested a presentation on the programme, including the towns of Katima Mulilo, Rundu, Okongo, Eenhana, Otavi, Okakarara, Omaruru, Henties Bay, Rehoboth, Stampriet and Omuthiya. With three of these towns MoUs are currently being prepared and in another three, preparatory discussions are in an advanced state. …

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A partially constructed house made from grey bricks.

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

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 …

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

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

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 …

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