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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 two days capacity training wassponsored by ASSAR and held in Onesi. The training group comprised of the ConstituencyDevelopment Committee (CDC) members, ASSAR representative; Ms. Ester Nangoloand the facilitator; Mr. Patrick Sam. The highly interactive group was enthusiasticabout the training and showed great interest in bringing visible change withinthe constituency, especially now that the CDC roles and responsibilities areclearly explained and understood. To most members, this was the first capacitytraining received and the group urged ASSAR continue supporting the CDC. 

The grou...

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Even though the Hardap region is largely less populated in comparison to other regions in the country, it remains one of the regions where poverty is rife. The region has a total population of 79 507 with 40% of the population living in rural areas. Approximately 35% of households do not have sanitation facilities, with Rehoboth rural constituency having the highest percentage of 50% of the population with no access to sanitation facilities. The situation is worse in Schlip, a settlement in the Rehoboth rural constituency. According to the Schlip Constituency Development (CDC) Office, the popu...

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The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) cordially invites you to participate
in a Policy Dialogue on Managing Invasive Alien Species in Namibia. The Policy Dialogue
will be held on Thursday the 3rd of December 2015 at Namibia Institute of Public
Administration and Management (NIPAM), Olympia as from 08h00-13h00.

Kindly confirm participation with Ms Bernadette Shalumbu:
bernadette.shalumbu@drfn.org.na or +264 61 377500

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The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is organizing a Training Workshop on Applying Ecosystem Approaches at Basin Scale with technical support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature East and Southern Africa (IUCN ESARO). The training is made possible through the generous financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The training will take place from 30 November 2015 at Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Paul Nash Street,Olympia,Windhoek.

The Training Workshop is an interdisciplinary course that focuse...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign
www.enviro-awareness.org.na
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This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.