Latest Programme Updates

July - September 2021

 
 

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. Doing it the right way, a 2 bedroom house can cost as little as N$ 50,000, and a smaller house even less.

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Diarrhoea kills 2,195 children every day — more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. Causes include unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and insufficient hygiene. Responsible for 88% of diarrhoea-associated deaths in children, these dangers are widespread. An urban sanitation programme implemented by DWN, NCE and UNICEF is working to minimise these dangers.

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Development Workshop Namibia (DWN) is implementing an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme in 5 towns, involving 229 ECD centres (Kindergartens) with some 8,000 children. It is currently funded by UNICEF, EU, MTC and the Twin Hills Trust (for Omaruru).

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Annual reviews 2021

 
 

The Programme for the Provision of Low-cost Land for Housing supports local authorities by providing partially serviced and affordable residential land, offering an alternative to informal housing. It allows low-income earners to own a property with title, where they can invest incrementally and pass on wealth to the next generation.

By the end of 2021, the programme was operating in 9 towns and developing 16 extensions with more than 4,000 plots.

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The sanitation programme is implemented by Development Workshop Namibia (DWN), in partnership with the Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) and UNICEF.

It uses an approach called Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS). CLTS is an internationally acclaimed methodology to improve sanitation in poor communities. It is fully endorsed by the Namibian Government and promoted through the Harambee Prosperity Plan II.

During 2021, the programme has been implemented in the informal settlements of 9 towns.

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By assisting ECD centres in informal settlements, DWN supports the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Namibia’s towns. Studies from across the world show that investment in ECD is one of the most effective and cost-effective strategies for societies to develop the human capital required to advance economic and social development.

During 2021, Development Workshop Namibia (DWN) implemented an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme in Windhoek, Oshakati, Katima Mulilo, Otjiwarongo, Omaruru and Opuwo.

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