Ministry of Environment & Tourism Policies

Cabinet Decision or Date/Year of Enactment Date of Review Name of Document Purpose/Rationale of Policy(ies)/ Strategies Supporting Documents

2001

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The purpose of this policy is to present a vision for tourism in Namibia in the next decade, its objectives and roles of stakeholders. Successful tourism requires that all key stakeholders work together: government, private sector and NGOs. This policy aims to provide the framework for that collaboration within strategies and programs to fit within it.

  • Complementarities

2011

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The aim of the policy is to provide a framework for the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to prevent, control and manage HIV/AIDS among its workforce. It is also aimed at focusing on aspects of HIV/AIDS which, if not carefully addressed, may impact negatively on the Ministry and on the wellbeing of its employees. MET recognizes the seriousness and implications of HIV/AIDS for the individual employee as well as coworkers of affected individuals.

 

JANUARY 1995

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This policy recognises the inherent need to incorporate adequate provisions to achieve “reduction-at-source” in the areas of pollution control and waste management.

June 1995

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Actively open up opportunities for rural communities, local people and the informal sector to increase their involvement in the tourism industry, particularly in tourism planning and the running of enterprises. Ensure that rural communities, local people and the informal sector have greater access to the benefits from tourism on their land, by creating appropriate legal mechanisms and establishing appropriate incentives.

March 2013

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By managing protected areas, we will leave the irreplaceable assets and the unlimited potential they possess to future generations.

 

November 2012

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The National Policy on Coastal Management for Namibia aims to provide a framework to strengthen governance of Namibia’s coastal areas to realise long-term national goals defined in Vision 2030 and the more specific targets of National Development Plans, namely sustainable economic growth, employment creation, and reduced inequalities in income4. Overall, it aims to ensure that our coastal resources are protected, used and developed for increased livelihood security and sustainable economic development for all Namibians.

November 2012

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The National Policy on Coastal Management for Namibia aims to provide a framework to strengthen governance of Namibia’s coastal areas to realise long-term national goals defined in Vision 2030 and the more specific targets of National Development Plans, namely sustainable economic growth, employment creation, and reduced inequalities in income4. Overall, it aims to ensure that our coastal resources are protected, used and developed for increased livelihood security and sustainable economic development for all Namibians.

  • Complementarities

NOVEMBER, 2004

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This policy strives to complement existing policy instruments regarding sustainable development and sound natural resource management in Namibia. Its implementation will provide a platform for the conservation and wise use of wetlands, thus promoting inter-generational equity regarding wetland resource utilisation. Furthermore, it facilitates the Nation’s efforts to meet its commitments as a signatory to the International Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar) and other Multinational Environmental Agreements (MEA’s).

September 2013

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This policy sets out a vision of how Namibia's protected areas can contribute not only to conservation, but also other national development goals such a s economic development.

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