A partner for sustainable urban development
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.
Vision & Mission
Our vision is to contribute to sustainable urban development and reduced urban poverty in Southern Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.