Development Cooperation

Enlarge image German-Namibian development cooperation is a central component of the special relations between Namibia and Germany. Since Namibia's independence in 1990, Germany has supported the Namibian Government in its policy of national reconciliation and in dealing with the legacy of apartheid. The main goal of German-Namibian cooperation is to dismantle the social and economic disparities which resulted from Namibia's history.

German Development Cooperation with Namibia

Bilateral development cooperation is an integral part of the special relationship between Namibia and Germany: Since 1990, more than 800 million euros of public funds have been made available for this purpose. Namibia thus has the highest per capita input by the German government in Africa.


Stakeholders in Bilateral German Development Cooperation

On behalf of the German Government and in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia, the following German organizations are cooperating with their Namibian partners on joint programmes and projects.

Unveiling of Solar Power System Upgrade of ‘Save the Rhino Trust’

Micro-Project Fund of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

The micro-project fund is available for projects which aim at improving the living conditions of the poorest and most disadvantaged population groups and the promotion of gender equality.

Development Cooperation

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development


The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is headed by the Minister, Dr Gerd Müller. Freedom and security for all; a life without poverty, fear and environmental destruction – to move a little closer to this goal, that is the aim of Germany's development policy.