National consultation on the revision of the National Housing Policy and PSUP3

Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Revision of the National Housing Policy and the Development of the National Strategy for Informal Settlement Upgrading
Date: 16-17 February 2022
Venue: Safari Court Hotel & Conference Centre

NUST is part of the Task Team for the Revision of the National Housing Policy. The team is led by the Executive Directors of the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD), the National Planning Commission and the Ministry of Finance. It also includes representation of the National Housing Enterprise, the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG) and the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN). At NUST, the policy revision process is led by Dr Phillip Lühl, Head of the Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning. The draft policy is currently out for consultation, and can be accessed through the following address:

As part of this process, a national consultative workshop was held in February 2022 to discuss this draft document and its implementation plan. About two hundred delegates were convened, including government ministries, local authorities, private sector representatives, civil society organisations, members of academia, international cooperation organisations, and other delegates who joined from abroad through videoconferencing facilities.

The event also included sessions to kickstart the development the National Strategy for Informal Settlement Upgrading, which NUST will co-implement with UN Habitat, MURD, NHAG, SDFN, the City of Windhoek and other local authorities. The project will be led by the Integrated Land Management Institute, and will run throughout 2022. Those interested in learning more about this or taking part can write to

See the reporting of this event in the following media outlets:

The Namibian

New Era

Namibian Sun (requires registration)

Construction Industries Federation (CIF) "Hats Off" issue, reprint of New Era

This page includes the documentation of the presentations delivered that day, as well as a summary of key points of the day.


Download full programme here

 See list of participants here



07:30- 08:00  Registration

08:00-08:10  AU Anthem and Namibian National Anthem

08:10-08:15  Welcoming Remarks. Mr. Nghidinua Daniel, Executive Director: MURD

08:15- 08:20  Introduction of the Keynote Speaker Hon. Laura Mcloed-Katjirua, Governor of Khomas Region

08:20- 08:30  Keynote Address. Honourable Erastus Uutoni. Minister of Urban & Rural Development

08:30-08:35  Programme intro, house rules Mr. Big-Don Kondunda. Director: HHD

08:35- 09:00  Overview of the draft National Housing Policy. Dr Phillip Lühl. NUST DOWNLOAD HERE

09:00-10:00  Moderated Q&As (based on written questions collected by moderator). Moderators: Mr. Merrow Thaniseb. Deputy Director: Housing Coordination & Ms. Naomi Haufiku, Deputy Director: Housing Coordination

10:00-10:20  COMFORT BREAK



NHP Session A: 

Mainstreaming Incremental Greenfield Development

Chair:  Mr. Nathaniel Areseb, NALAO

NHP Session B: 

Realigning Government Programmes, Processes And Budget

Chair:  Mr. Big-Don Kondunda. NHP Task Team 

13:00-14:00  LUNCH



NHP Session C: Incentivizing private investment in land and housing 

Chair:   Ms. Daisry Mathias, Presidential Advisor

NHP Session D: Promoting inclusive and sustainable urban development

Chair:  Mr. Thomas Hänert, GIZ 

16:00-16:20  Comfort Break

16:20-16:40  Plenary: Feedback from Break Away Groups A & B Sessions   

16:40-17:00  Plenary: Feedback from Break Away Groups C & D Sessions  



08:00- 08:30  Registration

08:30-08:45  Recap on Day 1 presentation. sMr. C. M. Thaniseb, Deputy Director: Housing Coordination

08:45-09:00  The relevance of participatory slum upgrading to achieve the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. Oumar Sylla, Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN Habitat

09:00-09:15  Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading in Namibia: an introduction to the project

Dr Guillermo Delgado, Coordinator: Integrated Land Management Institute: NUST

Ms. Christina Schade, PSUP: UN Habitat

09:15-10:15  NHP Session E: Upscaling Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading

Chair: Ms. Royal Mabakeng, Interim Coordinator, National Alliance for Informal Settlement Upgrading

10:15-10:30  COMFORT BREAK

10:30-11:30  Continuation: NHP Session E: Upscaling Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading

Chair: Ms. Royal Mabakeng, Interim Coordinator, National Alliance for Informal Settlement Upgrading

11:30-13:00  Consolidation & Way forwardChair:  Mr. Big-Don Kondunda; NHP Task Team 

13:00-14:00  LUNCH



Informal Settlement Upgrading Strategy Session: PSUP3 Project plan

Chair:   Ms. Christina Schade; UN-Habitat 

              Dr Guillermo Delgado; NUST

Drafting NHP Implementation Plan Session: Task Team for the Development of the National Housing Policy and volunteer delegates

Chair:  Dr Phillip Lühl; NUST

16:00-16:20  COMFORT BREAK

16:20-16:50  Plenary: Recap NHP and Implementation Plan             

              Stakeholder Endorsement  

16:50-17:00  Vote of Thanks