The agenda for day two included specialist excursions. These were preceded by atalk delivered by Olavi Makuti, Environmental Specialist at the City of Windhoek, on the impacts of climate change in Namibia and the wide array of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures being taken by the City of Windhoek.The greatest challenge for Windhoek, he explained, was to continuously improve and optimise water management. Advancing climate change is exacerbating the country's water scarcity, which is already acute, he added. The destinations for the excursions were therefore also selected for their focus on water and waste-water management. Participants visited various water and sewage treatment plants – as well as a hazardous waste processing facility. The feedback from participants was highly positive, as the four excursions enabled them to understand in depth how water is managed and recycled.
On day three – the final day of the meeting – participants once again focused on their work in conjunction with the programmes of action. Darby Gounden from Buffalo City Metro in South Africa reported on her experiences in this connection. Partnered with Oldenburg, Buffalo City had taken part in the third phase of the Climate Partnerships Project. The agenda for day three also included a World Caféon the topics 'gender and climate change', 'water and solid waste management', 'renewable energy' and 'information work, communication and cooperation with German municipalities'. Here participants had an opportunity to compare notes on specialist issues and specific challenges, and forge links with other municipalities working on the same topics with their respective German partners.Finally, Clemens Olbrich provided participants with information on further supportoffered by the Service Agency, and Moritz Schmidt of LAG 21 NRW summarised the next steps toward finalising the programmes of action