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, commencing in the first q...[Read more...]
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
Price: N$ 2500-00 (negotiable)
Location: Donker...[Read more...]
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)
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...[Read more...]
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...[Read more...]