Namibia - Humanitarian Emergency Assistance to Mitigate Effects of the 2018-2019 drought

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Aug 2019
Signature Date 14 Oct 2019
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 724,958.13
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed special relief Grant of One Million United States Dollars (US$ 1,000,000) is the Bank’s contribution to the efforts of the Government of Namibia and other humanitarian partners to alleviate the impact of the devastating 2018/2019 drought. It will enable GRN to ddress the immediate needs of the affected population and communities. The grant relief funds provided by the Bank are restricted and earmarked for the purposes of urgent humanitarian assistance to the drought-affected populations and livestock. The Grant will be used to purchase emergency food items, agricultural inputs (certified seeds), lick supplements and fodder for livestock, facilitate water distribution using tankers/bowsers, and carry out financial audit. The implementation period for this emergency operation will remain within the Bank’s recommended physical implementation period not exceeding 6 months from 1st August 2019 to 31st January 2020.

Project Objectives

The objective is to contribute to the on-going efforts of the Government and other humanitarian partners to alleviate the impact of the devastating 2018/2019 drought.


The immediate beneficiaries of the grant are the Government of Namibia and the drought-affected population and communities.

Participating Organization

Special Relief Funds


IATI identifier 46002-P-NA-AA0-010
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name SILUNGWE Yappy Gregory

Geographic Location

Country Namibia
Coordinates Location Name
-22 17 Namibia
-22.0833 15.3333 Erongo
-22.55941 17.08323 Windhoek