Climate Change – Why Should Namibians Care?

Why should Namibians care about climate change? This is the first in a series of four climate-focused factsheets produced by the IPPR with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

Almost Everything You Wanted To Know About Green Hydrogen & Namibia

Namibia’s ambitious plans to enter the green hydrogen market will have major implications for Namibia’s macroeconomy and public finances. While the project is exciting and a potential ‘game-changer’ for Namibia, the public should keep a close eye on developments and insist on transparency. This primer on green hydrogen and Namibia sheds light on the challenges […]

Depleting Natural Capital

IPPR research associate Frederico Links argues that the unsustainable exploitation and unregulated use of Namibia’s natural wealth will have fundamentally damaging consequences for Namibia in an opinion piece published in The Namibian newspaper

Depleting Natural Capital

Wildlife poaching, illegal logging, and illegal sand mining have come to characterise Namibia’s struggle to maintain its natural assets in the face of the threats to sustainability posed by climate change. Damage to Namibia’s natural capital has escalated since 2015. This briefing paper maps publicly reported governance failures that are leading to this hugely concerning […]

Depleting Natural Capital – Threats to Wildlife, Sand and Forests

We’re launching a new paper on how Namibia’s natural capital is being depleted with a focus on wildlife, sand and forests – Thursday October 19 at 10h00 at the House of Democracy. Please RSVP before 18h00 on Wednesday to Social distancing guidelines will apply. Wearing of a face mask is compulsory.

Conservation Agriculture

Policymakers and government officials have maintained for years that agriculture has the potential to significantly contribute to national wealth, job creation and food security. Despite being adopted in theory as an approach that can boost output while protecting the environment, Conservation Agriculture (CA) has struggled to take hold in Namibia. The time is now ripe […]

The APRM Process in Namibia – A Call For Action

In January 2017, Namibia became the 36th African Union (AU) member state to voluntarily accede to the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). The APRM’s rules require that civil society is meaningfully involved in each country’s review process. Together with government and the private sector, the country’s civil society sought to diagnose governance strengths and weaknesses, […]

Towards A Blue Economy

What is the Blue Economy? And what could it mean for Namibia, a country with a 1,500 km coastline – much of it pristine desert? The IPPR’s new publication examines these questions and suggests ways in which Namibia can harness the potential of its coastal regions in a sustainable way.