Namibia is a country on the south-west coast of Africa. It is one of the driest and most sparsely populated countries on earth. The Namib Desert in the west and the Kalahari Desert in the east are separated by the Central Plateau.

Secretariat support for Namibia 


The Secretariat is working with the Namibian government on the sustainable development of mineral resources like petrol, uranium and diamonds.

Natural resources work


Namibia does well in corruption indexes. But the Secretariat is helping improve the way public organisations award contracts and buy things. 

Governance work


The Secretariat gives start-up money to the Namibia Youth Credit Scheme, which supports businesses and creates jobs. 

The Secretariat also created a Diploma in Youth Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development. 

Youth work

Gender equality 

The Secretariat is helping the government budget to support gender equality.

Gender equality work

Climate change

The Commonwealth Secretariat supports Namibia to deliver climate action by building its capacity to access international climate finance through the Climate Finance Access Hub and supporting the development of robust climate policies.

Climate change work


The Secretariat will help Namibia on cybercrime law and policy, in support of the Commonwealth Cyber Declaration. 

Cybercrime work

Blue Charter

Namibia is a member of the Commonwealth Clean Ocean Alliance – the Blue Charter Action Group on tackling marine plastic pollution.

Blue Charter

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Total population

Key Facts

2.54 million (2022)
824,000 square kilometres
Capital city
Joined the Commonwealth
1990, after independence from South Africa