Co-Creation and Coordination: Supporting Skills Development in Namibia’s Green Hydrogen Ecosystem

On June 6 2023, GIZ, the Namibian Green Hydrogen Research Institute and Endeva co-hosted a workshop in Windhoek to support the development of green hydrogen skills for graduates and skilled workers. Thirty-three individuals representing 18 organisations across Namibia’s green hydrogen sector co-created four prototypes to achieve this goal. In addition to the ideated solutions, the ii2030 process has highlighted the need for greater coordination in the Namibian green hydrogen ecosystem.


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The results of the ii2030 Green Hydrogen Edition in Namibia can be downloaded here:

ii2030 GH2 in Namibia – Summary

ii2030 GH2 in Namibia – Full documentation

ii2030 GH2 in Namibia – Country Brief

The co-creation workshop yielded four prototypes, each aligning with one of four themes for a solution that builds GH2-relevant skills for students, professionals and workers: Upskilling and reskilling Namibian workers, collaboration between local and international projects, programs and organisations, increasing awareness and stakeholder engagement, and strengthening academia.

The participants of the workshop included representatives of Daures Green Hydrogen, ENSafrica, the Delegation of the European Union, GIZ Namibia, H2WS Energy, HDF Energy, Hyphen Hydrogen Energy, Kaoko Green Energy Solutions, Namibia Green Hydrogen Research Institute, the Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board (NIPDB), the Namibia Training Authority (NTA), the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), the University of Namibia and the Office of the President.

If you are interested in contributing to further efforts in the space, don’t hesitate to contact Claudia Knobloch at for more information.

The ii2030 Green Hydrogen in Africa Edition is a year-long process that began in December 2022 to help understand the existing ecosystem and explore opportunities for local startups and (digital) innovators in the green hydrogen sectors in Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. The ii2030 methodology provides local actors with a platform to voice their needs and contribute to co-creating grassroots solutions for improving the ecosystem they take part in.

This edition of ii2030 is powered by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and realised in close collaboration with the Make-IT in Africa programme run by the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ).


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