The 5th of June DRFN arranged, on behalf of The Future Okavango (TFO) project, the first Forum for Integrated Resources Management (FIRM) workshop involving both community representatives from the three project villages Tjeye, Mashare and Mopapama east of Rundu in Kavango region, and their service providers. The workshop was held at MITC at Mashare, following a series of meetings that DRFN, together with other TFO partners, have held over the past 12 months with the Village Development Committees and the broader community in the three villages, aimed at introducing the FIRM concept and identif...

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Last week of May the E-CAP team worked with the Kalkrand Village Council, reviewing the Performance Support Team (PST) approach that was piloted in 2011, introducing the concept of performance indicators and discussing the outline of a socio-economic survey to be conducted in the village. The team also conducted an assessment of the current status of water supply and sanitation services in the village by interviewing representatives from 38 households and inspection of their water supply and sanitation facilities. The assessment was carried out in close co-operation with the technical staff of...

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The DRFN launches a new Information Platform, allowing all visitors to the DRFN website to access digital environmental information generated from DRFN’s library collections at the Windhoek office and at Gobabeb Research and Training Centre in the Namib Naukluft Park.

The information platform hosts five different searchable databases developed by the DRFN:
– DLIB, our knowledge management database containing over 4000 reports and other publications

– Enviroteach: A dedicated searchable archive for publications developed under the Enviroteach project

– DEA RDP: A searchable archive for Directo...

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The DRFN is now launching a searchable database with summary reports from the Summer Desertification Programme (SDP) that was implemented by the DRFN with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) annually from 1992 to 2005.

The SDP was designed as a hands-on, field training experience for students from the several Namibian tertiary institutions. Each of the thirteen two-month projects provided the opportunity for the application of theory to environmental problem solving for sustainable development. Economic, social and environmental sustainability were all...

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