|Title||Expansion of the University of Namibia (UNAM), Extension of the Katima Mulilo Campus|
|Type of project||Design and Construction Supervision, Education and Labour Market|
|Client||University of Namibia (UNAM)|
|Origin of funding||KfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany|
|Duration||12/2017 - 12/2023|
With a total Financial Contribution of 10 million Euros provided by the German government through KfW, the Programme participates in the enlargement of the Department of Wildlife Management and Ecotourism (DWME) at UNAM Campus Katima Mulilo under the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FANR). This shall serve to extend the campus' physical and educational capacities to provide for expertise in the management of natural resources and ecotourism in the country and as well as in the region. As a result, the university shall contribute to Namibia's rural economic development by using the natural resources -for the tourism sector and other economic purposes- in a sustainable way and conserving the variety of the specific flora and fauna in the region.
After having won the architectural design competition, the Consortium led by PEM CONSULT has been awarded with the project implementation. This comprises two components belonging to one consistent concept as follows:
- Component 1: design and construction of the physical enlargement of the Katima Mulilo Campus and provision of equipment
- Component 2: consultancy and assistance for the development and implementation of related study programmes on the BSc, MSc and PhD level and for the enhancement of the Campus' management, marketing and stakeholder management capacities.
The activities carried out by the Consortium aim to achieve the following outputs
- Output 1: "The infrastructure of UNAM Katima Campus suits the needs of the education offers in wildlife management related fields".
- Output 2: "Demand-oriented qualifications for wildlife management related fields on at least BSc (Hons) and MSc level are successfully offered for students from Namibia and the SADC".
- Output 3: "A sustainability and business concept for the department of UNAM offering wildlife management related studies on Katima Campus are developed and used".