The overall objective of the SADC Gender Unit is to facilitate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in the SADC region. This is to be achieved through mainstreaming gender into all national and regional policies, programmes and activities. SADC member states are encouraged to adopt positive measures to accelerate progress in this regard.

The SADC-IWRM pilot project was held in Mariental between 10 and 11 March 2015. The pilot project had the opportunity to work together with Ms. Muchimba Sikumba-Dils from the SADC Gender Unit on these two days. The training workshop...

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The environment has an important role in children’s development because of the amount of time children spend in the environment. Children spend most of their time playing outdoors and interacting with the environment. We believe children are special enough to provide a beautiful environment for their benefit. After all, they are tomorrow’s leaders and therefore need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges. This means preparing them for the future they will inherit. Children should learn how to interact and preserve the environment. They should learn to relate to the environment in a way that ...

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The Sustainable abattoirs project was implemented at Brukarros Meat Processors (BMP) between November 2013 and March 2014. It was implemented by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia in collaboration with Sustainable Business Malardalen, Malardalen University, and the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala, with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The overall aim of the project was to investigate how to improve management of solid waste and waste-water at the abattoir and the tannery, as well as demonstrate how to decrease water consumption by...

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San study

The Desert Research foundation of Namibia in partnership with Legal Assistance Centre conducted a study focusing on the living conditions of the San communities in Namibia. Participatory research methods were applied during this study with the aim of involving the San people and obtaining a deeper insight into their livelihoods, views and perceptions. The study focused on all the regions where the San of Namibia live. The study covered a wide range of themes including: access to land; livelihoods and poverty; culture; education; health; gender; participation and representation. This has culmi...

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