About ILLH

The Institute for Land, Livelihoods and Housing (ILLH) is a centre at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) coordinating and enabling transdisciplinary research, outreach and education in the fields of ‘land, livelihoods and housing’.

It was originally established 2006 and conceived as an arm of the Department of Land Management in order to undertake applied research, consulting services, and training courses.

As from 2015,  activities at ILLH will be guided by the Land, Livelihoods and Housing programme, while remaining open to new collaborative research, training, and outreach activities. This has been revised with the Strategic Plan 2020-23, which is available HERE. You can also see our list of previous and active research projects in the RESEARCH page. 

ILLH is jointly governed by the Department of Architecture, Planning and Construction (DAPC) and the Department of Land and Spatial Sciences (DLSS), both at the School of the Built Environment. at NUST. The colleagues currently heading operations are Mr Gert van der Merwe and Prof Eugene Chigbu. Research Associates form the core of research capacity at ILMI, you can find a list of associates here.

ILLH has a space at the CLPS House (see directions here) and most events currently take place at the Seminar Room at DAPC (you can find HERE directions to the venue).

You can download HERE the introductory brochure to our research framework.


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