WHAT: CLEWs project in Namibia. Namibia Climate, Land, Energy and Water System (CLEWS) meeting with Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia Statistics Agency, University of Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology, National Planning Commission and United Nation
WHEN: 23 November 2023, 8:30 to 13:00
WHERE: Conference Room, National Planning Commission
HOW: Hybrid attendance
WHY: The overall objective of the CLEWs initiative is to strengthen technical and institutional capacity for integrated analysis among stakeholders in the national development planning process in Namibia. The rationale for this capacity development work is that strong tools and internal capacity for integrated analysis, that can be called upon as needed, combined with institutional arrangements that foster inter-ministerial collaboration and coordination is an asset that can help ensure that decisions and planning processes are conducted on solid evidence, knowledge, and analytic foundation, based on the best data and appropriate methodologies. The NPC spearheads the CLEWs initiative. NPC’s role as coordinator of NPD 6 will be crucial to ensure further implementation of CLEWS, and the full-fledged establishment of the Technical Working Group with the proper representation of analysts and policy makers per ministry.
The objectives of the workshop were;
- to provide an update of the progress to date of the CLEWs approach in Namibia – both in terms of the quantitative outputs as in terms of the legacy framework for CLEWs to ensure its use into the NDP6 and beyond;
- to create space for a discussion between directors and technical analysts about its use; comparative advantages as compared to other modelling tools; its concrete application based on specific policy priorities and on challenges to be addressed
- to invite directors to incorporate the institutional arrangements in the day-to-day work of the team and individual technical analysts.
- to share the roadmap for CLEWs that gives an overview of the tasks and responsibilities of the relevant stakeholders in the coming months.
BACKGROUND: The government of Namibia, through the National Planning Commission (NPC), has requested the United Nations’ support to enhance capacities in government in adopting the CLEWS integrated assessment which is a tool suited to assess and manage trade-offs and synergies in policy and strategy formulation. A tailored CLEWS methodology would inform Namibia’s 6th National Development Planning process and offer timely support for the implementation of the recommendations in Namibia’s NDP. CLEWS could also offer a framework for modelling and revising Namibia’s nationally determined contributions (NDCs) as an integral part of the Harambee Prosperity Plan II where they relate to actions in the water, energy, and land sectors.
PARTICIPATION: The meeting was well attended by Participants from Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Namibia Statistics Agency, University of Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology, National Planning Commission and the United Nations.
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Ned Sibeya at 061 283 4110, email: NSibeya@npc.gov.na or alternatively Ms. Taleni Mabakeng at 061 283 4088, email: TMabakeng@npc.gov.na