A strategic retreat was held on the 3rd of August 2013 at Dan Viljoen to brainstorm on the way forward for the DRFN in a changing environment.

The gathering provided ideal environment for staff, associates and the Board members to share and deliberate on key issues that are pertinent to the sustainability of the DRFN.

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DRFN’ers engaged in a discussion

Going forward, the DRFN should not only focus on its core mandate but scout and create opportunities that are marketable for the DRFN.

In conclusion, policies on consultancies, advocacy, training and research will be developed by DRFN to affi...

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The Finnish Embassy has once again allocated funds to the DRFN to implement a project that will focus on:

1. Good practices/lessons learnt communicated (advocated) to high-level decision makers for adoption in the areas of sustainable land management, integrated water resources management (including sanitation) and renewable energy.

2. Factual reporting capacity of journalists in the areas of sustainable land, management, integrated water resources management (including sanitation) and renewable energy enhanced.

3. Contribution of “green jobs” to livelihoods improvement, environmental su...

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The DRFN is assisting in the development of Environmental Education resource materials about the Orange-Senqu River Basin, targeting 10-12 year old primary school learners in this transboundary basin. The first phase of the project was successfully completed in 2012. A two day workshop was conducted with teachers from six schools in the basin (Omaheke and Karas Regions) in Keetmashoop on the 15th and 16th July 2013. The aim of the workshop was to introduce the River Learning Box to the teachers and build their capacity to enable implementation of the RLB in their respective schools.

During the...

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The E-CAP project came to an end on the 31st of March 2013 after 12 months of implementation. The Donor (Finnish Embassy) and some of the DRFN project staff visited the Kalkrand Village Council on the 3rd of April 2013 to discuss the impacts of the project with representatives of the community and council.

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Marika Matengu (Finish Embassy) in discussion with community members on what still need to be addressed.

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The technical team showing Marika Matengu one of the problematic collection chambers in Kalkrand.

Though the community and village council representatives were happy that the sanitati...

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