Opportunities for Digital Startups and Local Innovators in Green Hydrogen in Namibia

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Namibia’s potential in green hydrogen could transform the local economy and the energy sector. However, the current ecosystem is dominated by large international projects and players, and digital startups and local innovators are not in the focus. Some systemic dynamics hinder the small actors, including non-inclusive policies, lack of awareness of opportunities, resources and support channelled principally to large corporations, and limited local skills
in green hydrogen. This brief outlines the climate for innovators in green hydrogen in Namibia, introduces some of the major players in the ecosystem, and shares recommendations to improve systemic dynamics for startups to enable them to grasp opportunities in the sector. The recommendations were gathered through Endeva’s multi-stakeholder process called ii2030 (inclusive innovation 2030).