About us

A partner for sustainable urban development

DW Who we are

Who we are

We are a young and dynamic not-for-profit organisation with offices in Namibia, Zambia and Switzerland. Our focus is on sustainable urban development and urban poverty reduction.
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DW Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to contribute to sustainable urban development and reduced urban poverty in Southern Africa.
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DW Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

All three DW organisations are registered in their respective countries as not-for-profit organisations, constituting a network of DW entities. Dr. Beat Weber is the Executive Director of DW Switzerland, DW Namibia and DW Zambia.
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DW Urbanization in Southern Africa

Urbanization in Southern Africa

Across southern Africa, more and more people live in towns compared to rural areas. Most towns struggle to provide housing for rapidly growing populations. 
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DW Social Enterprise Approach

Social Enterprise Approach

Scale and sustainability are fundamentally important indicators of success for our programmes. However, achieving both with donor funding alone is not possible due to the fluctuating availability and size of donor funds.
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DW Our Donors

Our Donors

Development Workshop (DW) could not do the work that is does without the support of our partners and sponsors. We wish to thank all of you for your continuing generosity.
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