To channel more investments into urban infrastructure that directly benefits the disadvantaged urban communities.
Key Intervention Areas
- Infrastructure assessments: Infrastructure assessments are done in numerous towns to help identify key needs that will support housing, social and economic needs of urban disadvantaged communities.
- Infrastructure financing: With development bank financing (currently from the German Development Bank – KfW) the programme provides grant funding for major infrastructure investments, namely electricity, sewer and water. We are also exploring
blendedfinancing options, whereby grant funds could be combined with loan funding.
- Infrastructure maintenance: DWN provides guidelines and training to local authorities on how to maintain critical infrastructure components, focusing on sanitation.
The programme currently supports four towns in Namibia.