National Green Hydrogen Roadshow Dates Announced

• By Andre Tino

GOVERNMENT and Hyphen Hydrogen Energy (Hyphen) are touring the country to sensitise communities about the recently launched Socio-economic Development (SED) Framework and the green hydrogen project.

The roadshow kicked off in the Khomas region on August 22 and will until October, covering all the 14 regions.

The Hyphen project is being developed to implement the government’s strategy to establish a large-scale green hydrogen industry in Namibia to support economic growth with a total investment of US$10 billion – roughly the equivalent of Namibia’s annual GDP.

Hyphen Head of Environmental Sustainable Goals (ESG), Toni Beukes, said they look forward to engaging with different stakeholders to explain the project and share information about how the SED Framework can benefit Namibians.

“We are keen to understand more about what our stakeholders would like to know, speak about any concerns they may have and have an open and transparent conversation about the project, our timelines and goals,” Beukes said.

Beukes also pointed out that the roadshow meetings will be led by Obeth Kandjoze, the Director General of the National Planning Commission and Chairperson of the Green Hydrogen Council, together with regional Governors, Chairpersons and respective Constituency Councillors, with presentations from Hyphen.

“Hyphen’s project is one of the most significant green hydrogen projects globally and will supply and contribute to the decarbonisation of Namibia’s energy systems and export green ammonia to international markets.

“We are targeting the annual production of one million tonnes of green ammonia by 2027.

We plan to increase annual production to two million tonnes by 2029, cutting 5-6 million tonnes in CO2 emissions yearly. Operating at full scale, Hyphen’s project could produce 350,000 tonnes of green hydrogen annually,” Beukes said.

The dates for the national roadshow are as follows, with the venues for the following regions to be communicated in due course:


04 Sept 10h00-13h00: Rehoboth     

05 Sept 10h00-13h00: Mariental

06 Sept 10h00-13h00: Keetmanshoop

07 Sept 10h00-13000 : Lüderitz


18 Sept 10h00-13h00: Katima Mulilo

19 Sept 10h00-13h00: Rundu, Kavango East

20 Sept 10h00-13h00: Kurenkuru, Kavango West


02 Oct 10h00-13h00: Eenhana              

03 Oct 10h00-13h00: Outapi

04 Oct 10h00-13h00: Oshakati   

05 Oct 10h00-13h00: Omuthiya


16 Oct 10h00-13h00:Opuwo                

17 Oct 10h00-13h00: Khorixas

18 Oct 10h00-13h00: Grootfontein

19 Oct 10h00-13h00: Otjiwarongo


30 Oct 10h00-13h00: Otjinene

31 Oct 10h00-13h00: Gobabis          

01 Nov 10h00-13h00: Karibib

02 Nov 10h00-13h00: Walvis Bay

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