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Account number: 555 011 525 61
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The Summer Drylands Programme (SDP) is a two months research methodology course offered by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre.

The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre (Gobabeb Centre) are inviting students and recent graduates from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) and the International Univeristy of Management (IUM) to apply for participation in the Summer Drylands Programme (SDP). Students from all faculties are invited to apply.

The objectives of the programme are to equip Namibian students and recent graduates with experience and capacity in integrated sustainable land management through applied research approaches, critical thinking and problem solving.

The theme for the 2015/2016 course is: Understanding soil respiration and carbon fluxes across the changing climate gradient of the Namib Sand Sea and bordering central Namib plains.

The course will accommodate 10 Namibian students and will run from 23 November 2015 to 31 January 2016.

If you would like to participate in this course,click here for the application form. Application forms with CV and supporting documents can be submitted online to or be hand delivered at DRFN, 7 Rossini Street, Windhoek West.

CLOSING DATE: 18 Sseptember 2015, 17:00

For more information please contact Christerline Ndeleki at 061 377500.

Posted on Sep 03, 2015

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