Sustainable And
Reliable Energy!
Shaping Future
Of Sustainable Energy!

Implementation of the JCoI on Renewable Energy and Green Hydrogen between Namibia and Germany

The Government of the Republic of Namibia and the Government of the Republic of Germany recognise that they have a common interest in the energy sector, specifically in green hydrogen. The two countries are mindful of the valuable cooperation in research over many years, as well as the significant capability of both countries in the production, storage, transport and use of green hydrogen. Both countries have strengthened their bilateral cooperation in the field of energy resources on the basis of mutual social, economic and environmental benefit in order to promote sustainable development.

The energy transition to zero-emission energy in Namibian will be achieved by developing green hydrogen production capacities, promote a rapid market ramp-up and establish the corresponding value chains – on both the national and international scale. Through bilateral agreement the Namibian Government and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) signed a Joint Communiqué of Intent (JCOI) on the 25th August 2021, to provide funds for the Namibian strategy project, pilot plant projects and its accompanying research and capacity development projects. The JCOI is worth capital expense of €40 million over five years beginning in January 2022.

The partnership seeks to invest efforts on green hydrogen energy in the Namibian nation which will have a positive catalytic effect on Southern Africa’s energy sector. The presence of climate friendly natural resources; key to green hydrogen energy such as wind and sun are fully manifest in Namibia and this is an opportunity that can spear head three notable solutions to the SADC regional problems namely climate management, energy crisis and sustainable economic development.

This cooperation isn’t the first in SADC; BMBF has funded the production of green hydrogen generation potential in SADC. The H2Atlas Africa project is coordinated by SASSCAL in 12 countries in SADC.



Water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable. Someday the coal-rooms of steamers and the tenders of locomotives will, instead of coal, be stored with these two condensed gases, which will burn in the furnaces with enormous calorific power.’ Jules Verne, 1874

Recent Articles

Nationwide Y4H2 Scholarship Outreach Workshop in Collaboration with Regional Governors and the Namibian Government

For Immediate Release: Following the 2nd Call for Master’s degree and TVET Scholarship Applications under the Youth for Green Hydrogen (Y4H2) Programme for Namibian Youths. The Southern African…
Read more

Press Release: Empowering Namibian Youth for a Sustainable Future: Y4H2 Scholarship Programme 2024

The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is thrilled to announce the 2nd Call for Master’s degree and TVET Scholarship Applications…
Read more

Research to support Daures Green Hydrogen Village – Now in Motion!!

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) World Energy Transitions Outlook 2023 emphasizes the importance of complementary transitions in renewables-based electrification, energy efficiency, and direct uses of renewables in…
Read more
Youth for Green Hydrogen Scholarship Programme 2024
The Namibian Youth for Green Hydrogen (Y4H2) Scholarship Programme Now Open for Youth Innovators! Apply today and Fuel your Future in Sustainable Energy! The deadline for submission of the scholarship application is 06 October 2023.