DRFN annual report 2011n
DRFN is glad to make its annual report for the period 2010 to 2011 available for download. The report can be downloaded by clicking here.

We are certain that this report will provide you with much interesting information about our past and current projects.

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May
07
2012

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“Proud of our deserts: combating desertification
An NGO perspective on a National Programme to Combat Desertification”

by Mary Seely and Sharon Montgomery.

The DRFN has the pleasure to launch this new book presenting the outcomes and impacts of Namibia’s Programme to Combat Decertification (Napcod) seen from an NGO perspective.

Napcod arose out of needs identified at independence in 1990, incorporated into its constitution, and captured in Namibia’s Green Plan taken to Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Nevertheless, the dry years experienced in southern Africa during the early 1990s meant that drou...

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The final reports presenting the findings of the two student teams from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the USA can now be downloaded from the DRFN website. The study titled “Improving solid and human waste Management in Rural Namibian communities: A participatory approach to centralized waste collection and a dry sanitation evaluation in the communities of Grundorn South and Nico Noord” was conducted by Elyssa Dorenfeld, Patrick Ford, Livia Motz and John Petipas, and was a valuable contribution to the E-CAP project.

The second study titled “Lights on the horizon: a socioeconomic imp...

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Lack of solid waste management in rural communities can be a threat to both humans and animals and the environment they live in. Windblown waste is not only an eyesore in the landscape but a hazard to, e.g. children and small stock. The consumption of waste by small stock makes them ill and can kill them, which has a negative effect on the income of many farming communities.

Four students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have conducted a study associated to the E-CAP project with the goal to investigate the generation and management of solid waste at household level and to assess the v...

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