A country with the second lowest population density in the world, Namibia is a vast country, with a population of approximately 2.6 million people. Only seven percent of the population is age 60 and older but this will increase to approximately 12 percent by 2050. Almost three quarters of all older persons are living in a rural area.

The Namibian team is led by Dr. Janet Ananais from the Department of Social Development at the Unviersity of Namibia. There will be ten researchers on the team in Namibia. They will be working in  three research sites, namely Windhoek (capital city), Gobabis, (a town 200 km on the East) and Oshakati (a town, 750km northern Namibia) have been selected.

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Updated: 5 December 2023

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