Our Mandate

  • To coordinate and manage decentralization in Namibia; This entails transferring power from central government to regional and local government in a unitary state, providing advisory services, technical support and capacity building;
  • To develop policy guidelines and procedures, evaluating institutional readiness of Line Ministries and Sub-National government and legislation harmonization as well as introduce good governance principles;
  • To facilitate the recognition of traditional communities and ensure compliance with provisions of Laws/Legislations;
  • To ensure adequate Legislation, policies and Standards for Sub-National structures;
  • To coordinate and facilitate Rural Development Activities, policies and legislation to ensure sustainable rural livelihoods, reduced poverty, improved living conditions and shelter, mitigate rural-urban migration;
  • To ensure appropriate town planning and establishment, infrastructural development and land use management; and
  • To ensure effective discharge of all prescribed functions through support services