Sustainable urban development and technological concept for developing countries

Urban Resource Efficiency in Developing Countries

NAMURBAN project researched urban development using Namibia as a pilot country.

It brought Finnish and Namibian partners together to meet the local needs in Namibia with research, technology and capacity building.

The research work focused on affordable housing, water and sanitation, waste management, renewable energy and logistics.

Final report

See further information about the NAMURBAN project on the final report published online:

NAMURBAN : Urban Resource Efficiency in Developing Countries Pilot Walvis Bay, Namibia : Final report


Video 1: Launching the project

Video 2: Project in action

Video 3: Project overview 2017

Project facts


Urban Resource Efficiency in Developing Countries. Pilot study of Walvis Bay, Namibia.



Total budget

440 000€ (approx. 6.6 Milloin NAD)


TEKES – Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences

And seven Finnish companies


Minna Keinänen-Toivola, Ph.D.

+358 44 710 3063 | minna.keinanen-toivola(at)

Smart Urban Business

NAMURBAN project is part of the international multiscientific Smart Urban Business research work in Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland.