Extended nutritional school feeding

Government / Namibia

Government of the Republic of Namibia

Partner organisations:
Multilateral organisations, including United Nations (UN) agencies: World Food Programme
Country government at any administrative level: Ministry of Health and Social Services
Commitment made: 15 Mar 2022
Related event: 2021 Tokyo N4G Summit | 2021 UN Food Systems Summit
Targeted location (aggregate)

National - All regions in Namibia

Verification status Verified Find out more

Commitment description

The Namibia Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture commits to maintain the School Feeding Programme while improving the nutritional value of meals and extending the programme to Secondary schools and integrated early childhood development centres by 2025. Progress will be assessed using the Second Harambee Prosperity Plan Programme Delivery Unit monthly meetings. NAD 68,450,000.00 have been secured by the government to cover the associated costs.

Global Nutrition Targets

Under-5 stunting
Under-5 wasting
Under-5 overweight

Nutrition Action Classification across all goals


  • Financial
  • Operational
  • Leadership and governance
  • Research monitoring and data


  • Food environment
  • Food supply chain
  • Consumer knowledge
  • Nutrition care services


  • Undernutrition
  • Diet
  • Obesity and diet-related NCDs
  • Food and nutrition security

N4G themes covered by goals

  • Food
  • Health
  • Resilience
  • Data
  • Financing

Total funding and costs across all goals

Funders Government of the Republic of Namibia & World Food Programme of Namibia
Funding mechanism Public
Cost secured Partially funded, with more stakeholders to come on board, especially around the approach of home-grown school feeding
Total costs estimated Yes, and the amount publicly disclosed
Currency (NAD) - Namibian dollar
Cost amount 68,450,000.0
$USD equivalent 4,161,094.225 (World Bank average exchange rate for 2021)

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