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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

This years World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought event was held in Rehoboth in the Hardap Region.

As had been the tradition, the DRFN has always supported the efforts of our national partners by providing them with educational material. This year the DRFN donated copies of two environmental  books to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism which were handed out to the public during these commerations. These are: The environmental reader; a resource book for Namibia and another book titled: A travelers guide to understanding environmental terms in Namibia.

Both these books are availab...

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”


Semi-arid regions of the world are often thought of as being particularly vulnerable to climate change. They are already climatically stressed with high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons. Semi-arid ...

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”

In keeping with this years theme we invite you to purchase a copy of book titled; Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered. This book was authored by the founder of the DRFN; Mary Seely as well as one of the DRFN's associ...

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For residents of remote villages, the value of classroom education is often obscured. Without cultural prompts for future employment and prosperity - residents have limited vision for the value of education.  Commitment to education is learned, stimulated through social and cultural experiences.  Living in areas among people who do not rely on classroom education deepens the divide between marginalized people and future opportunities for sustainable self-sufficiency.

Thanks to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. based Darien project two boxes of children’s books are now included in DRFN training mat...

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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.