MCC-funded community skills development centers in Namibia are helping improve the country’s technical vocational education and training sector with the aim of developing a workforce that can fill jobs and boost household income.
The residents of Namibia’s ≠Khoadi-//Hôas conservancy once relied on farming and livestock for their livelihoods. Now, there is a mix of revenue sources from farming, hunting and tourism—and the potential for local communities to prosper.
The Hai//om San are an indigenous minority group who historically hunted and gathered food in present-day Etosha National Park, the largest national park in northern Namibia. MCC is creating tourism-based livelihood opportunities for the Hai//om San.
The MCC compact in Namibia is helping individuals and communities map and register their land rights, providing increased security that will put them in a better position to invest in their individual lands and to manage and protect common resources.
Most rural Namibian women's livelihoods depend substantially on harvesting and processing indigenous natural products. Through its compact with Namibia, MCC is helping Namibian women export their products to global markets.