Aug
09
2017

Drimiopsis is a diverse settlement just 40km outside Gobabis, with a population size of +-1000 of which a large number are San. The two Schools Mokganedi Thlabanello Secondary and Drimiopsis Primary School make up most of the population numbers, besides the agricultural activities supported by Ministry of Land and Resettlement (MLR) covered under LISUP 4 (Livelihood Support Program) through the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia there are other activities that the community members engage in such as: crafts, minor construction/reparation works, security services, teaching and piece-work. Li...

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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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