Bilateral Development Cooperation
Germany is a reliable development partner which aims to help improve the standard of living of all Namibians. Within the priority areas, the emphasis is on key issues for tomorrow's world, such as a modern financial sector, natural resource management as a basis for tourism and agriculture, modern vocational training, logistics and, last but not least, energy efficiency and renewable energies.
For 2012 and 2013, Germany committed funds totalling €147 million for bilateral cooperation. In addition, the German Government has made available a total of €31 million for the German-Namibian Special Initiative since 2004. The Initiative, due to run until 2014, is aimed at improving living conditions in those parts of Namibia in which the population was especially affected by German colonial rule.
On behalf of the German Government and in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Namibia, the following German organisations are cooperating with their Namibian partners on joint programmes and projects:
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
- KfW Entwicklungsbank and the German Investment and Development Company (DEG)
- Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
- International Centre for Migration and Development (CIM)
The stakeholders in German development cooperation in Namibia coordinate their activities closely with other donors. Due to the large contribution by Germany to the European Development Fund (EDF) (just under 25%), this applies in particular to the EU and its programmes, which are described on the website of the Delegation of the European Commission to Namibia.