Programme for Communal Land Development Programme for Communal Land Development

The Programme for Communal Land Development (PCLD) is operating under the Directorate of Land Reform & Resettlement in the Ministry of Land Reform. The MLR receives financial and technical support through the Namibian-German Co-operation and the European Commission to implement its land reform programme focusing on communal areas. KfW concluded a Financing Agreement with GRN in 2006 and established a basket fund “Support to Land Reform and Infrastructure Development in Communal Areas” in support of MLR’s endeavours to develop communal areas. By doing so, MLR is addressing some of the core developmental challenges of Namibia – dealing with the colonial legacy of skewed access to land; tenure insecurity in the areas of the poorer populace; developing a basis and an established process for communities to take ownership of their own development; and reducing the lack of, and the lag in the provision of core infrastructure to better manage and utilise land as a productive resource. Read More