Governmental Interoperability in Namibia

Governance and Engagement
Governance and Engagement
10/2014 - 12/2016
Project manager

Government of the Republic of Namibia, Office of the Prime Minister

In the framework of the project “The Designing and Implementation of Governmental Interoperability Solution (X-Road) in Namibia” was implemented and launched the governmental interoperability framework, based on Estonian X-Road system, into the Namibian e-Government interoperability system.

The governmental interoperability framework was created by using Unified eXchange Platform (UXP) as a interoperability technology. UXP connects any amount of databases in an efficient and secure way and helps to create e-services for government and citizens. UXP was implemented by Cybernetica Ltd.

Moreover, eGA developed the organizational setup, regulatory framework and principle standards related to the e-government interoperability system to be used by various ministries, offices, agencies and other governmental institutions.


The project was carried out in three stages.

In the first stage of the project, the e-Governance Academy completed an inventory assessment and make a detailed plan for the project implementation. eGA will analyse the inventory of the present systems, databases, and ICT infrastructure in order to deliver an assessment of its readiness for connection with the interoperability platform. In addition, eGA will assess additional work necessary to guarantee the efficient and effective implementation of the e-government interoperability system. Moreover, eGA examined the inventory of organizational set-up and existing technical (hardware) support and determine if any changes are needed. Furthermore, the present legal framework was analysed and any necessary changes in regard to the implementation of the e-government interoperability system was proposed.

In the second stage, eGA analysed the present stage of Namibian e-government developments and elaborated proposals for organisational set-up and legal framework to enable data exchange between government databases and information systems. A test solution of the e-Government interoperability system was provided and an implementation roadmap was presented for approval.

The third stage of the project was the full scale implementation of the interoperability solution with Cybernetica Ltd.