UNFPA Namibia

A politically stable upper middle-income country, Namibia faces continuing challenges. HIV and sexually transmitted infections rates are high, and maternal mortality and the unmet need for family planning have risen. Since 1972, UNFPA supports strengthening sexual and reproductive health services, promoting gender equality and bolstering national capacities to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Programmes help expand high-quality, emergency obstetric and newborn care and family planning services. UNFPA also encourages young people to advocate for sexual and reproductive care and forge links to HIV services. It also helps to produce high-quality demographic data.

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Key results of Namibia in 2020 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Integration of sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth into strategies of sectors apart from health sector

At least two sectors (other than health) had strategies which integrated the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth

Youth participation in policy and programmes

Mechanisms were in place for young people's participation in policy, programming, and peacebuilding processes

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Rights of marginalized groups

Intervention models or strategies to empower marginalized and excluded groups to exercise their reproductive rights were rolled out

Gender-based violence in emergencies

At least 15 of the 18 minimum standards were applied for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence in emergencies

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

National plans against harmful practices

A costed national action plan to address harmful practices was developed

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Census sample availability

A representative sample of census data was released within 12 months of launching the main census report

Demographic dynamics

Demographic dynamics were integrated into their national development plans

Minimum Initial Services Package

76
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

4,428
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

22
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

3,876
Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Community declarations on harmful practices

11
Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

13,746
Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Key results2020

Total people reached with all types of GBV services

Number of women of reproductive age (aged 15-49) reached with SRH services

Number of people reached with SRH/GBV information and awareness activities

Number of people reached with personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies

Dignity Kits distributed

Number of health facilities that provide specialized GBV services (including Clinical Management of Rape), supported by UNFPA

Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Personnel trained on clinical management of rape

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Programme Activities

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    Namibia 2020 Programme Activities data

    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased availability and use of integrated sexual and reproductive health services (including family planning, maternal health and HIV) that are gender-responsive and meet human rights standards for quality of care and equity in access
    Total Spending:
    $851,276
    Implemented by:
    NGO $102,665 (12%)
    UNFPA $664,658 (78%)
    GOV $83,952 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (48)
    Non-core Resources (52)
    Integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health services
    Total Spending:
    $623,258
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $476639 (76%)
    NGO $102665 (16%)
    GOV $43953 (7%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (35)
    Non-core Resources (65)
    Health workforce capacity
    Increased national capacity to deliver health workforce capacity
    Total Spending:
    $11,206
    Implemented by:
    GOV $11206 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (29)
    Non-core Resources (71)
    Accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Increased national capacity to deliver consistent with budget results and accountability for sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $52,772
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $24164 (46%)
    GOV $28608 (54%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (46)
    Non-core Resources (54)
    Sexual and reproductive health Policies
    Increased national capacity to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health policies
    Total Spending:
    $46,540
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $46355 (100%)
    GOV $185 (0%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Non-core Resources (0)
    Supply chain management
    Increased national capacity to deliver supply chain management
    Total Spending:
    $117,499
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $117499 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Adolescents and youth
    Increased priority on adolescents, especially on very young adolescent girls, in national development policies and programmes, particularly increased availability of comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health
    Total Spending:
    $294,787
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $238,932 (81%)
    NGO $5,041 (2%)
    GOV $50,814 (17%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (75)
    Non-core Resources (25)
    Adolescents and youth skills and capabilities
    Increased national capacity to conduct evidence-based advocacy for incorporating adolescents and youth skills and capabilites
    Total Spending:
    $218,469
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $191102 (87%)
    NGO $5041 (2%)
    GOV $22326 (10%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (69)
    Non-core Resources (31)
    Youth policies
    Population policy and administrative management
    Total Spending:
    $19,225
    Implemented by:
    GOV $19225 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (62)
    Non-core Resources (38)
    Youth leadership and participation
    Increased national capacity to design and implement community and school based comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) programmes that promote human rights and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $57,093
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $47830 (84%)
    GOV $9263 (16%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)
    Gender equality
    Advanced gender equality, women’s and girls’ empowerment, and reproductive rights, including for the most vulnerable and marginalized women, adolescents and youth
    Total Spending:
    $625,585
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $476,631 (76%)
    NGO $94,684 (15%)
    GOV $54,270 (9%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (47)
    Non-core Resources (53)
    Accountability for gender equality
    Strengthened international and national protection systems for advancing reproductive rights, promoting gender equality and non-discrimination and addressing gender-based violence
    Total Spending:
    $10,438
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $10438 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Prevention and addressing of GBV
    Ending GBV
    Total Spending:
    $611,650
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $466192 (76%)
    NGO $94684 (15%)
    GOV $50773 (8%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (48)
    Non-core Resources (52)
    Eliminating harmful practices
    Support for institutions on gender equality and women's empowerment
    Total Spending:
    $3,498
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $1 (0%)
    GOV $3497 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Non-core Resources (100)
    Analysis on population dynamics
    development, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, HIV and gender equality
    Total Spending:
    $183,749
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $108,402 (59%)
    GOV $75,347 (41%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (67)
    Non-core Resources (33)
    Demographic intelligence
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic disparities
    Total Spending:
    $131,578
    Implemented by:
    UNFPA $108402 (82%)
    GOV $23176 (18%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (53)
    Non-core Resources (47)
    National population data system
    Strengthened national capacity for production and dissemination of quality disaggregated data on population and development issues that allows for mapping of demographic
    Total Spending:
    $52,171
    Implemented by:
    GOV $52171 (100%)
    Funded by:
    Core Resources (100)

    Programme Documentation

    CPD Namibia [2014-2018] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/5)
    Cycle: 2014-2018
    CPE Namibia [2013] (DP/FPA/2012/11)
    Cycle: 2013-2013
    CPE Namibia [2010-2012] (DP/FPA/2010/21)
    Cycle: 2010-2012
    CPD Namibia [2019-2023] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/6)
    Cycle: 2019-2023
    UNDAF Namibia [2014-2018]
    Cycle: 2014-2018
    CPAP Namibia [2006-2010]
    Cycle: 2006-2010
    CPD Namibia [2006-2010] (DP/FPA/CPD/NAM/4)
    Cycle: 2006-2010
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