• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • HeadquartersNamibia
  • Founded1987

Namibia Development Trust (NDT)

Welcome to the Namibian Development Trust Website. A Non-Govermental Organisation found in 1987 by different civil society organisations to channel aid from European Commission to “victims of apartheid”. It later transformed itself in playing an active role in Community Development. As an NGO NDt works with historically marginalised rural and urban communities to build thir power to act for social change, through capacity building initiatives. Vision NDT envisages a society that is made up of self-reliant communities capable of self-management and able in determining their own destiny by mobilizing local and external resources and promoting participatory and more equitable development. Mission NDT aims to develop organisational and institutional capacities of rural and urban marginalised communities through people centred development within an enabling environment that aims to ensure improved livelihoods and empower communities to act for so­cio economic justice and social change. Core Work Their core work is rural organisational capacity building these organisations are community based organisations, conservancies and cooperatives. Their commitment is towards the power of people to organise themselves for development. Their driving ideology is that if people are in control of their own socio-economic future than development will always be people centred and be initiated from the bottom up. Strategic Objectives Build Organisation of Rural Poor Promote People-Centred Develop­ment Approach Facilitate Development Co-ordina­tion Ensure Operational Sustainability Their definition of community develop­ment is partly attributed to their practi­cal on the ground experience of what works and what does not work. At the top of the list of the criteria that quali­fies rural development projects is com­munity ownership, a central theme in every project that they have imple­mented. The simple idea that com­munities should have ownership over the projects that are implemented in their areas is a key ingredient to suc­cessful rural development projects.  Having being involved in the rural de­velopment of Namibia there are many lesson they have come to appreciate. They have equally grown in capacity and experi­ence and thus have developed a strong rural development portfolio that is reflected in the different projects that they have implemented over a course of 23 years.  Although, they are very aware that there is much to be done to improve the livelihoods of the rural commu­nities it is their commitment towards their vision and mission statement that renews their continued efforts to address rural development needs.
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Company Offices

  • Namibia (headquarters)
  • Windhoek
  • PO Box 8226, Bachbrecht , 57 Pasteur Str. Windhoek West