The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN; as National Implementing Entity, NIE for Namibia) has received a grant from the Adaptation Fund to strengthen its capacity to implement the Fund’s ESP (Environmental and Social Policy) and gender policies. The aim is also to allow potential executing entities and partners as well as the National Designated Authority (NDA), Ministry of Environment and Tourism, to gain from this capacity building process for the purpose of improving the competitiveness of proposal development as well as project effectiveness.

With the endorsement from the NDA, t...

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The DRFN is pleased to announce the launch of our improved website after almost two years of no updates. The new website was made possible through funding from the Think Namibia Environmental Awareness Campaign (https://www.enviro-awareness.org.na) which is hosted under the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (http://www2.hss.de/namibia/en/home.html). The DRFN has been a key co-implementing partner on the Think Namibia environmental awareness campaign from 2015-2017 and the DRFN is indeed grateful for this sponsorship.

We thus encourage all visitors to our page to also visit the link to the Think...

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The two days capacity training wassponsored by ASSAR and held in Onesi. The training group comprised of the ConstituencyDevelopment Committee (CDC) members, ASSAR representative; Ms. Ester Nangoloand the facilitator; Mr. Patrick Sam. The highly interactive group was enthusiasticabout the training and showed great interest in bringing visible change withinthe constituency, especially now that the CDC roles and responsibilities areclearly explained and understood. To most members, this was the first capacitytraining received and the group urged ASSAR continue supporting the CDC. 

The grou...

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Even though the Hardap region is largely less populated in comparison to other regions in the country, it remains one of the regions where poverty is rife. The region has a total population of 79 507 with 40% of the population living in rural areas. Approximately 35% of households do not have sanitation facilities, with Rehoboth rural constituency having the highest percentage of 50% of the population with no access to sanitation facilities. The situation is worse in Schlip, a settlement in the Rehoboth rural constituency. According to the Schlip Constituency Development (CDC) Office, the popu...

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