Namibia has a long history of embracing sustainability and environmental consciousness. Interest in climate change and the potential influence on the nation’s future are a high priority for the government as evidenced in its national research and developmental priorities. Since gaining independence in 1990, Namibia continues to set an example in West Africa. Namibia has a stable democracy, relatively high adult literacy rate (85 percent according to the U.S. State Department), and a well-established education system. The nation and its people are well positioned to benefit from Value Chain Economics. The ongoing program will also provide an excellent, time-tested template to eventually transfer the program to other nations across Africa and around the globe. Working with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is a priority of the program.