QLP award

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
The DRFN congratulates Valerie Boutin, Caitlin Butler, Samuel Kesseli and Mary Clare McCorry, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the USA, who were awarded the President’s IQP Award 2011 for their study titled: Improving Water Quality and Sanitation in Rural Namibian Communities: a baseline assessment on Odendaal farms and development of community-integrated implementation. This study was conducted under the rural component of the E-CAP project.

The Integrative Qualifying Project (IQP) is part of WPI’s innovative project-based curriculum. All students are...

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Jan
25
2012

ECAP Kalkrand

DRFN is inviting students at Polytechnic of Namibia and University of Namibia to apply for an internship. The internship is part of the project “Sustainable use of Namibia’s natural resources: contributing towards enhancing the capacity of future decision makers”, referred to as E-CAP. You can find more information about the E-CAP project at this link: http://www.drfn.org.na/ECAP/

Only students that are required by their institution to undertake an internship as part of their studies can qualify for this internship. The internship will start as soon as possible, and would be for a period of 3...

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Jan
23
2012

ECAP2improved

The 24th of January 2012 the Finnish Embassy and the DRFN signed an agreement for funding of a second year of the E-CAP project. The event took place at the Finnish Embassy in Windhoek. Stefan Nel, the chief accountant is here seen with the acting charge de affairs Ms. Joki Kyyny after signing the agreement.

For this second year of implementation of the E-CAP project, DRFN will continue its work with rural communities and local authorities, contributing to improved sanitation services in the rural areas of Namibia, and to support local authorities in enhancing their capacity to deliver requir...

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Tsumkwe inauguration

The Tsumkwe Energy solar/diesel hybrid system was inaugurated at a big media event in Tsumkwe on the 24th of January 2012. As the EU funding is coming to an end in February 2012, this marked the end of DRFN’s direct involvement in the management and monitoring of the system. Dr. Mary Seely (in the picture), representing the DRFN, gave a key note address at the event.

Discussions with EU, NamPower and Otjizondjupa Regional Council regarding sustainability of the plant and possibilities for DRFN to continue its involvement are still on-going.

To download the key note address given by Dr. Seely...

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