Case Study #73
#73: Outapi town
Namibia is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. There are very strong fluctuations in precipitation and temperature, which are challenging. Vegetation and land are overexploited due to livestock farming. No proper rain is in place, and coordination is missing; rain water management is not included in urban land use planning. Overall, there is no understanding of environmental issues. In Outapi, there are two institutions with regulatory power: State-official (e.g. Council) government, and traditional, local royalty.