Green hydrogen (GH2) is a booming sector in Namibia. The country’s position as a global leader in critical resources, such as access to renewable energy, as well as support from the government and development partners are strong assets for the sector’s growth. Yet, the sector is still in its infancy. Participation of local entrepreneurs and the development of start-ups in this sector is limited.
Therefore, Endeva’s ii2030 Green Hydrogen (GH2) edition is set to explore the GH2 system in Namibia and to co-create solutions to implement the country’s GH2 strategy in an inclusive manner. Specifically, ii2030 focuses on the role of digital entrepreneurs and local innovators along the green hydrogen value chain.
Endeva uses a unique methodology anchored by key stakeholders to achieve system change. Results of past editions show that it works. Click here to learn more about previous ii2030 editions.
The Green Hydrogen edition has identified the following enablers and inhibitors in Namibia as a starting point for our system exploration:
- The Namibian government sees GH2 as an opportunity for economic growth, and the support of international governments, businesses, and financial institutions characterizes its foundation.
- The overall trajectory of the situation is not fully realized as GH2 is still in the beginning stages in the country.
- Only a few innovators and start-ups would be ready to seize the sector’s opportunities.
- There’s a need to foster knowledge and skills in GH2 and adjacent sectors.
We invite you to join the process! We will have two online expert consultations on March 2nd and 16th (morning Namibian time). If you are part of the Namibian GH2 ecosystem and would like to join our discussions around the sector’s future, let us know! Write to Samantha (firstname.lastname@example.org) to join our curated expert group.
The ii2030: Green Hydrogen in Africa edition is powered by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and realized in close collaboration with the MAKE-IT programme run by the German Agency for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ).