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German invest in Namibia’s sustainable development

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The German government has signed agreements with Namibia valued at N$700 million that will focus on governance, climate change, biodiversity, agriculture, food security and urban development.

The Director-General of the National Planning Commission, Hon Obeth Kandjoze and Ellen Gölz, the Chargé d’Affaires in the German Embassy signed two binding agreements to support Namibia’s sustainable and inclusive development cause.

According to the agreement, Germany will provide Euro 9 million to continue technical cooperation with the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism implemented by the GIZ, with an additional Euro 5 million in grants provided to UNAM’s Department of Wildlife Management and Ecotourism.

To continue the ongoing cooperation between the GIZ and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, new funds of  Euro 8.3 million will be provided to increase the competitiveness of Namibian agriculture while at the same time improving food security and climate resilience.

Furthermore, to address the urgent need for action in the informal urban settlements, Germany also committed Euro 5 million for technical cooperation for sustainable and inclusive urban development as well as Euro 6 million for financial cooperation (grants) for the promotion of urban infrastructure.

Under the agreements, Germany will also provide Euro2 million to support the integration of Agenda 2030 national priorities in the monitoring, planning and budgeting processes in Namibia.