San residents in Drimiopsis step up to meet challenges of high unemployment and changing economies.  This group of San entrepreneurs have begun a brick making business with an eye to the future.  Brick making in resettlement communities is an excellent use of natural resources. Community based businesses provide vitality through employment and income flow.  The DRFN aims to support entrepreneurship and business development as an important foundation for sustainable self-sufficiency.

As part of the ongoing effort to support resident stakeholders the DRFN offers residents training and mentorship...

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The University of Namibia (UNAM), the University of Cape Town (UCT) and OXFAM-GB in collaboration with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, are implementing a collaborative Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Project which is a  5-year (2014-2018) collaborative research focusing on climate change adaptation in Omusati Region. http://www.assar.uct.ac.za

The project has generated various communications products(reports and briefs) which are available for download on its website. These products include:

- Regional diagnostic studies for Southern Africa

- Vulnerability and R...

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The ASSAR project (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions) being implemented by the University of Namibia, University of Cape Town in collaboration with the DRFN and OXFAM-GB is a 5-year (2014-2018) collaborative research project focusing on climate change adaptation in Omusati Region.

As part of the project activities, Bernadette Shalumbu (ASSAR RIU Co-ordinator) and Ester Nangolo (ASSAR Research Assistant) accompanied by personnel from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and RedCross Namibia kicked off the first of a three series training m...

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The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is currently supporting a Research Portfolio comprising of 88 projects (worth € 23.8 million over five years since 2012) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

With the first research portfolio coming to an end in April 2018 and the start of the second research and capacity development portfolio in 2018, SASSCAL will host a SASSCAL Regional Science Conference in April 2018.The overall aim of the conference is to highlight SASSCAL’s key achievements in resear...

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