Namibian-German Special Initiative

for community-driven development in specific regions

Key Milestones

Date Milestone
2005:                 
Ms Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development representing German Government offers Euro 20 million to Namibian Government following centenary commemorations in 2004 of the battle of Ohamakari.
2006:

Needs assessment led by Dr Libertine Amadhila, the Deputy Prime Minister.

Nov 2007:

Feasibility Report completed and  KfW-NPC Financing Agreement signed - Euro 12 mill. committed.

Jun ‘08-Jul ‘09:

Phase I (“Fast track”) projects implemented.

Sept 2010:

KfW-NPC Financing Agreement signed - Euro 8 mill. committed

Nov 2010:

Programme Management Consultants’ contract starts.

Apr 2011:
KfW acceptance of audit of Phase 1, and approval to finance Phase 2 projects.
Feb 2012: Contracting of Design and Supervision Consultants and start of detailed project designs.
Mar 2012:

Government of Namibia requests additional Programme financing.  

Sept 2012:
Start of livestock projects.
Nov 2012: German Government’s Note Verbale agrees to provide additional Programme financing of Euro 11 million.
Feb 2013: Start of construction projects.
June 2013: Signing of Inter-governmental Agreement making available additional EUR 11 million.
May 2015: Government of Namibia requests additional Programme financing.
Oct 2015: German Government agrees to provide additional Programme financing of Euro 3.6 million
2016 The Inter-governmental Agreement making available additional funds to be signed by June 2016.