Topic of discussion: Youth opportunities for development,financing and empowerment in the water,sanitation and environment sectors.

Water is the main driver for current and future socio-economic growth, development
and more importantly, improved livelihoods. In order to effect development and sustainable utilization of our water resources on a national scale, there is a need to establish mechanisms that will build networking opportunities and encourage skills transfer between senior professionals, incoming young professionals, and students. A lack of funding in these vital sectors thus disto...

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Drawing lessons from the implementation of the project titled: “Building the Capacity for Participatory Democracy and Development for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services”, which is funded by the Embassy of Finland and being implemented by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) in partnership with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) and cewas, a public dialogue was convened on 10 November 2015 with the aim of sharing and reflecting on the implementation of the Integrity Management Toolbox as a resource tool to optimize the institutions business model and event...

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The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia will be hosting a Public Dialogue on the 10th of November 2015 at NICE Restaurant from 08:00 to 10:30 .

The topic for this Dialogue is: “Improving Integrity and Accountability in the provision of water and sanitation services through the Integrity Management Toolbox”.

The target group of the Policy Dialogue includes: Policy makers, Local Authorities, practitioners, civil society organisations and the general public.

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The media has recently carried a number of articles highlighting the dire state of the water reserves in Namibia due to the current drought, especially in the central region where Windhoek, the capital, is situated. According to Namwater, Namibia’s bulk water supplier, water reserves as they currently stand will last until September 2016, if there are no inflows into the dams during the next rain season. After that date, water supply from boreholes, water recycling and the canal from the north will only be sufficient to satisfy about half the demand. If the water shortages do materialise in 20...

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