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WE ARE DRFN

The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
If you wish to make a donation towards the work that the organization implements, please make use of these banking details.
For more information on this please contact:

DRFN
FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX

WHO ARE WE

“Namibia is a country that is primarily arid to semi-arid, as is about 30% of the globe. How can sustainable development take place in such environments? The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia was established to support research but also to address sustainable development throughout arid lands. The DRFN tackles issues ranging from water to energy to land from a human and a basic biophysical perspective, as well as undertaking awareness and capacity building necessary to support this approach”


- Dr.M.K. Seely, Founding Director

The DRFN had the privilege of hosting Vanda Kujbus a Masters student from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark for 3 months (April-June 2017). During her stay in Namibia Vanda was thrown in at the deep end of the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP-4); which is now in its fourth phase on implementation for her Masters thesis.

The objective of her research study was to examine the use of traditional plants for food in the three resettlement farms of Donkerbos, Drimiopsis and Skoonheid, and assess what is still gathered when as well as when these plants are harvested, and lastly look into ...

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Aug
09
2017

Drimiopsis is a diverse settlement just 40km outside Gobabis, with a population size of +-1000 of which a large number are San. The two Schools Mokganedi Thlabanello Secondary and Drimiopsis Primary School make up most of the population numbers, besides the agricultural activities supported by Ministry of Land and Resettlement (MLR) covered under LISUP 4 (Livelihood Support Program) through the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia there are other activities that the community members engage in such as: crafts, minor construction/reparation works, security services, teaching and piece-work. Li...

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The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN; as National Implementing Entity, NIE for Namibia) has received a grant from the Adaptation Fund to strengthen its capacity to implement the Fund’s ESP (Environmental and Social Policy) and gender policies. The aim is also to allow potential executing entities and partners as well as the National Designated Authority (NDA), Ministry of Environment and Tourism, to gain from this capacity building process for the purpose of improving the competitiveness of proposal development as well as project effectiveness.

With the endorsement from the NDA, t...

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The DRFN is pleased to announce the launch of our improved website after almost two years of no updates. The new website was made possible through funding from the Think Namibia Environmental Awareness Campaign (https://www.enviro-awareness.org.na) which is hosted under the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (http://www2.hss.de/namibia/en/home.html). The DRFN has been a key co-implementing partner on the Think Namibia environmental awareness campaign from 2015-2017 and the DRFN is indeed grateful for this sponsorship.

We thus encourage all visitors to our page to also visit the link to the Think...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign
www.enviro-awareness.org.na
Our Partners and Sponsors in support of our work include:
This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.