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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 is the accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE) of the Adaptation Fund (AF) since 2012. The AF funding aims to assist developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change.

The Adaptation Fund board recently approved funding for a four-year project. This project proposal which was developed by NamWater as the executing entity and was approved during the AF’s 30th board meeting which was held during 12-13 October 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

The project will pilot a desalination plant with renewable power and membrane technology in Southern Namibia for a period of four years...

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The Donkerbos Goats’ Enterprise Development (GED) project started in 2014 with funding from the Embassy on Finland in Namibia.

The project aims to contribute to an enabling environment for market-oriented production with marginalized groups in resettlement farms.

The specific objective of the action is to pilot the Goat Enterprise in Donkerbos as a commercially viable and sustainable approach to small stock development with vulnerable San people.

 

Through this initiative the following are for sale:

Breed: Pure Kalahari Reds

Quantity: 3

Sex: Rams

Price: N$ 2500-00 (negotiable)

Location: Donker...

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From left-right: Ms. Mclesia Mbaisa (MLR), Ouma Magdalena Gamgawases (Drimiopsis), Mr. Johannes Abusema (Chairperson, Drimiopsis Committee), Hon. Clara Bohitile (Chairperson, FNB Foundation Namibia), Bernadette Shalumbu (DRFN), Mr. Tebele (Kalahari Constituency Office)

FNB Handover

Thursday 21 September 2017, was a joyous occasion as the FNB Namibia Foundation handed over a sponsorship amount of N$100,000.00 to the DRFN in support of training activities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos. This donation was made to the LISUP-4 project to support the on...

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Sep
26
2017

Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse 27 August – 1 September 2017

As part of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) Delegation, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia attended the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27th August – 1st September 2017.

A total of 24,5% of the Basin area lies within the Republic of Namibia with a population of app. 370000 who depend on water resources to be managed in a sustainable manner. Apart from Governments mandate to manage key water installations, civil society organisations in Namibia also play a vital role in addressing water related iss...

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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.