Rev. Dr. Claudia Haarmann &
Rev. Dr. Dirk Haarmann


Welcome to the HOMEPAGE of Claudia & Dirk Haarmann; Directors of the 'Theological Institute for Advocacy and Research in Africa' (LUCSA-TARA) and Pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN). From 2003 to April 2010, we have been the Directors of the Desk for Social Development (DfSD) of the ELCRN. In that position, we co-ordinated the BIG Coalition campaign and the BIG pilot project in Otjivero/Namibia. Before, we have worked and studied in the field of social development and theology in Southern Africa and Germany, inter alia, working for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), two South African Government Commissions and the South African Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Social Development.

Our web page puts together some highlights, research projects, publications and pictures of our work and provides links to other organisations in the field.

We hope you find it interesting and if you would like to contact us, we would be much delighted, please do so at:


© 2012, Claudia & Dirk Haarmann