On the 7th and 8th of March 2018, the Office of the Governor in the Omusati Regional Council in collaboration with the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, will be hosting this year’s conference under the theme Water, Food security and Adaptation to Climate Change.

The challenge and rationale for the conference: The prediction that weather conditions will become more severe during the next decades places the responsibility for adaptation on the shoulders of all Namibians, especially high-level managers, policy and decision makers across all sectors. It is therefore importa...

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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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