The latest developments from the front lines of Development Workshop ’s work.

Land & Housing

Development Workshop Land & Housing Annual Report 2022

2022 January to July

PROGRAMME FOR THE PROVISION OF LOW-COST LAND FOR HOUSING

Secure rights to land and property are a basic requirement for families and society to develop economically. It is the way wealth is passed on from one generation to the next. It allows children to build on the economic achievements of their parents.

2021 Annual Update

PROGRAMME FOR THE PROVISION OF LOW-COST LAND FOR HOUSING

The continued growth of informal settlements in Namibia is one of the country’s biggest development challenge. While formal parts of towns enjoy high development standards, informal settlements often lack even basic services such as electricity and sewer.

Sanitation

Development Workshop Sanitation Annual Report 2022

2022 January to July

PROGRAMME FOR APPROPRIATE LOW-COST URBAN SANITATION

Namibia has one of the highest rates of open defecation in the world. In towns, it is estimated that more than 50% of residents in informal settlements do not have access to toilets. Every day, women, children and men are obliged to defecate in river beds and other green spaces. Open defecation exposes residents to pathogens, contributes to high levels of diarrhea in children and increased child mortality.

2021 Annual Update

PROGRAMME FOR APPROPRIATE LOW-COST URBAN SANITATION

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.

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Development Workshop ECD Annual Report 2022

2022 January to July

PROGRAMME FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)

All children have a right to quality education, including early childhood education. This right is enshrined in Namibia’s constitution and international conventions. Early childhood education is especially important, as it provides the foundation of a child’s development.

2021 Annual Update

PROGRAMME FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)

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

  • It provided assistance to a total of 229 ECD centres, 497 Educarers (ECD teachers) and some 8,800 children.
  • The programme was supported by UNICEF, EU, MTC, Twin Hills Trust and Capricorn Foundation.