Through the Adaptation Fund (AF), developing countries who are party to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) are eligible for direct access to funding in order to implement adaptation projects and programmes that will reduce the economic and environmental pressures caused by climate change.

On behalf of the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a workshop was organized to familiarize participants with the processes and requirements for the accreditation of the National Implementing Entities (NIE) under the AF. The workshop focused on African parties and was held...

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E-CAP: Local Authority Support in Gibeon and Stampriet through Performance Support Team approach.

Based on an approach piloted in Kalkrand, the Performance Support Team (PST) was implemented in Gibeon from 30 May – 01 June 2011, and in Stampriet from 27-30 June 2011.

The local authorities were visited with the aim of discussing challenges and finding solutions for them pertaining to water supply, sanitation and solid waste management in their respective areas.

Meetings were held with both the village secretary and acting CEO of both local authorities; the village council staff; councilors; as...

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Dry sanitation for rural communities
The rural component of the E-CAP project is in the process of piloting dry sanitation systems at selected farms on Odendaal farms in the Hardap region. The specific locations where dry sanitation systems are piloted are: Grundorn South, Nico Noord, Laurensia, Laurensia Pos, Doringdraai and Nico.

Based on consultations with various stakeholders, including representatives from Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination (DWSSC) and users of existing dry sanitation systems, the Otji-toilet, a locally manufactured dry sanitation system, was selected...

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Food for Thought schedule for May – June 2011

Sikhu Ncube The interactions of the flow regime and the terrestrial ecology of the Mana Floodplains in the Middle Zambezi River Basin (MSc thesis) 16 August 2011
MOHSS Sanitation with emphasis on health and hygiene 19 August 2011
Dr. Andreas Wienecke Possibel uses of wast from dry sanitation 22 August 2011
Wolfgang Schenck Briefly introducing the Recycle Namibia Forum, successes to date, obstacles encountered, and things to tackle for the way forward 2 September 2011

Please note that these two Food for Thought seminars are given in the DRFN’s boar...

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