informal settlements

Urban Technology & Collaboration in Informal Settlements: Enhancing Livelihoods and Empowering Communities

14-16 November 2023, at NUST

Informal settlements are today the places in which most people living in urban areas find themselves in the African continent. Differently from the way in which this happened in other geographies, like Latin American and Southeast Asia, this takes place at a time where digital tools are widespread and becoming increasingly available for the urban poor. The intersection of urban technology and interventions in informal settlements is therefore a crucial area of interest both for urban development actors.

International Urban Design Workshop: urban design as crossover strategy between disciplines and practices

19-30 June, 2023; facilitated by Dr Kathryn Ewing and Office for Urban Resilience (O-RU)

The workshop aims to advance the debate on urban development beyond the provision of public services and housing by focusing on intent: what kind of urban life are we creating?

Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading Project: Namibia

The Integrated Land Management Institute (ILMI) at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) has been selected as the implementing partner for the project “Participatory Informal Settlement Upgrading in Namibia. Urban diagnostics and informal settlement upgrading strategies in Namibia” with UN Habitat, the Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia (SDFN), in partnership with the Ministry of Urban and Rural Development (MURD), the City of Windhoek and a selection of local authorities in Namibia.

Fact sheets on land matters



Download the fact sheets on issues of housing, urban land, communal land, land reform, ancestral land and informal settlements in Namibia.

These fact sheets were developed on the occasion of the 'Short course for journalists on land matters', which took place on Thursday, September 6th, 2018.

The fact sheets are available for download here:

Short course for journalists on land matters


Short course for journalists on land matters
Thursday, September 6th, 2018, 8h30-13h30, NUST Hotel School

The role of the media in the public discourse in Namibia is considerable. At the same time, despite the widespread use of social media, the youth appears to have a higher degree of trust in printed media .