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    This publication was produced for review by the United States Agency for International Development. It was prepared by Management Systems International.

    NAMIBIAN GOVERNMENT SERVICES FOR ECONOMIC STRENGTHENING, LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY A REFERENCE GUIDE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    February 2014 DISCLAIMER

    This publication is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of FHI 360 and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States government.

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    CONTENTS CONTENTS ................................................................................................................................................. 2 

    Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 4 

    1. Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) ............................................................................ 5 

    1.1 Agricultural Inputs ............................................................................................................................... 6 

    1.2 Subsidized Ploughing and Weeding Services ....................................................................................... 6 

    1.3 Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture  ..................................................................................................... 7 

    1.4 Mushroom Production ........................................................................................................................ 8 

    1.5 Tsumis Arid Zone Agricultural Center ............................................................................................ 10 

    1.6 Mashare Agricultural Development Institute .................................................................................... 10 

    1.7 Livestock Breeding Materials ............................................................................................................ 12 

    2. Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) ......................................................................................... 14 

    2.1 Conservancy Registration ................................................................................................................. 15 

    2.2 Tourism and Wildlife Concessions ................................................................................................... 16 

    3. Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) ............................................................................. 18 

    3.1 Provision of Fingerlings ..................................................................................................................... 19 

    4. Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare (MGECW) ................................................................... 20 

    4.1 Maintenance Grant ............................................................................................................................ 21 

    4.2 Special Maintenance Grant ................................................................................................................ 22 

    4.3 Foster Care Grant ............................................................................................................................ 22 

    4.4 Income Generating Activity (IGA) Grant ......................................................................................... 23 

    5. Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MLSW) .................................................................................... 25 

    5.1 Old Age Grant  ................................................................................................................................. 26 

    5.2 Disability Grant ................................................................................................................................. 26 

    6. Ministry of Lands and Resettlement (MLR) ............................................................................................ 28 

    6.1 Resettlement ..................................................................................................................................... 29 

    6.2 Post Resettlement Financing Support Programme ........................................................................... 31 

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    7. Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) ............. 32 

    7.1 Food/Cash for Work ........................................................................................................................ 33 

    8. Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) ..................................................................................................... 34 

    8.1 Business Plan Development Service ................................................................................................. 35 

    8.2 Business Equipment Aid Scheme ...................................................................................................... 36 

    8.3 Sites and Premises Program (SME Parks) ......................................................................................... 36 

    9. Ministry of Veterans Affairs (MoVA) ...................................................................................................... 38 

    9.1 Once –off Gratuity and Monthly Allowance ..................................................................................... 39 

    9.2 Grant to Support Individual Projects/Businesses .............................................................................. 40 

    10. Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture (MYNSSC).................................................... 41 

    10.1 Youth Skills Training Centers ......................................................................................................... 42 

    10.2 Multi-purpose Youth Resource Centers ........................................................................................ 42 

    10.3 Namibia Youth Credit Scheme ....................................................................................................... 43 

    11. Social Security Commission (SSC) ........................................................................................................ 45 

    11.1 Bursary Scheme ............................................................................................................................... 46 

    11.2 Study Loan Scheme ......................................................................................................................... 47 

    11.3 Training Scheme .............................................................................................................................. 48 

    11.4 Employment Scheme ....................................................................................................................... 49 

    12. Office of the Ombudsman .................................................................................................................... 50 

    Annex 1: List of Persons Consulted ........................................................................................................... 51 

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    Introduction  

    This publication is a guide which simply and clearly presents information on services that aim to  improve household  livelihoods and economic resilience that are provided by the Government  of the Republic of Namibia (GRN).  FHI 360’s Livelihoods and Food Security Technical Assistance  Project  (LIFT)  conducted  a  thorough  landscape  analysis  to document  available GRN  services,  their eligibility criteria, and how they can be accessed at the community level.  This guide is the  result  of  that  analysis  and  was  developed  to  build  awareness  about  the  availability  and  accessibility  of  a  range  of  government  services  related  to  livelihoods  and  economic  strengthening, and specifically  to assist health  facilities and other service providers  in making  referrals for their clients to access to these services, as they are eligible and interested.  

    This document is a reference guide and therefore does not claim to present all the information  and details regarding these services.  LIFT II has taken numerous steps to verify the information  contained  in  this  publication.  However,  access  to  the  described  services  by  any  individual  depends on the availability of such services from the Government of the Republic of Namibia  (GRN) and fulfilment of conditions or requirements as may be determined and updated solely  by GRN.  

    The  LIFT  II  project  gratefully  acknowledges  the  support  of many  GRN Ministries  and  staff  members  who  contributed  their  time  and  resources  to  ensure  this  guide  is  complete  and  accurate.