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The Phoenix Project is a partnership between Cardiff University and the University of Namibia.

We align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in seeking to reduce poverty, promote health and support sustainable environmental development.

Our impact

Over the last 4 years we have improved the quality of life of the people of Namibia and Wales, UK through shared learning. To deliver our promises, we have 40 sub-projects, including impactful work like:

  • educating doctors and nurses to look after the sickest of patients during operations
  • creating a vibrant, successful software sector in Namibia
  • enshrining a value for national culture and languages in young people
  • enabling the police and ambulance services to save lives in road traffic collisions.

The future

Over the next 5 years, up to 2022, we will focus on education and research that will produce major impact for the University of Namibia and Namibia as a whole, doing things like:

  • developing the leadership skills of nurses
  • engineering a state of the art research and innovation process
  • reducing the number of young people dying on the roads
  • producing a Library and Information Service fit for a developed nation and a global player
  • supporting sustainable access to water in Namibia
  • making our research South-South, by working increasingly with the University of Zambia.

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