On 11th March 2011 a half day workshop was held in Uuvudhiya Constituency in Omusati region. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss sub-surface water storage in Iipopo village. The aims were:
• To provide information and discuss site selection for where the sub surface tanks will be constructed.
• To present and explain the function of the sub surface water storage reservoir to the participants.
• To identify the building team to help with the construction process.
• To inform about the time frame of the construction

The CuveWaters project has the main objective of improving people’s ...

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In April the E-CAP team visited Kalkrand Village Council. The purpose was to pilot the Performance Support Team (PST) approach based on the recommendations of the Namibian Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (IWRMP).

The aim of the visit was to discuss challenges that the village council is facing with regard to water, sanitation and solid waste management in order to provide hands on support to find solution to the challenges. During the visit the PST held meetings with village council administration and technical staff and councillors to gather all the challenges. The most crucial chal...

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DRFN Interns presented research findings at Biodiversity Action Day
On 13 May 2011 Riana Kadimba and Pinehas Uupindi attended the Biodiversity Action Day held at Omauni community forest in Okongo Constituency in Ohangwena region. Several presentations on biodiversity and forestry as well as traditional performance were given at the event.

The two interns presented key findings of the Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP) focused on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), and how these findings are linked to biodiversity. The presentation was well received and the participants were eager t...

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Sam, Val, Mary Clare and Caitlin in front of the first Otji-toilet built by the ECAP project.

Under the ECAP project‘s component aimed at providing targeted support to rural communities, the DRFN has recently begun a pilot study in the southern part of Namibia. The aim of the study was to determine past and current water supply and sanitation challenges, and to develop viable solutions in close cooperation with the local communities in the pilot area. The pilot study was conducted on eight Odendaal farms in the Hardap region.

A team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute ...

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