Namibia has been accepted as a developing member of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS).
The African country was welcomed into the fold at this month's World Para Athletics Championships in London.
To mark the occasion, IWAS chief executive Charmaine Hooper surprised the Namibian delegation with a donation of three racing wheelchairs.
Wheelchair racing may now be included at future Namibian Championships.
"We are very happy to welcome the Namibian Paralympic Committee (NPC) to the IWAS membership," said Hooper.
"We look forward to working closely with them in the coming years and welcoming their athletes to IWAS events in the future."
Michael Hamukwaya, secretary general of the NPC, added: "It is hoped the increase in equipment will encourage athletes to get involved in sport with potential for competing at the 2024 Paralympic Games - or even earlier at the IWAS World Games in December this year."
Namibia only competed in London after a late financial deal was arranged so they could travel to the event.
There had been uncertainty about their participation after the Namibia Sports Commission claimed they did not have the funds to finance the trip.
Disability Sport Namibia , however, stepped in to provide the necessary funding of NAD$470,000 (£27,000/$35,000/€31,000).
The country then won three silver medals in the British capital.