PROJECTS

The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
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Account number: 555 011 525 61
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  • Communicating Climate Messages

    Posted on Feb 21, 2018

    <p>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. <a href="http://www.assar.uct.ac.za"></a><a href="http://www.assar.uct.ac.za">http://www.assar.uct.ac.za</a></p> <p>The project has generated various communications products(reports and briefs) which are available for download on its website. These products include:</p> <p>- Regional diagnostic studies for Southern Africa</p> <p>- Vulnerability and R...</p>

  • Onesi CDC getting to grips with Climate Change messaging and Disaster Risk Management

    Posted on Feb 19, 2018

    <p>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.</p> <p>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...</p>

  • Invitation to SASSCAL Science Symposium

    Posted on Feb 16, 2018

    <p>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).</p> <p>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...</p>

  • Happy Holidays!

    Posted on Dec 15, 2017

    <p>Dear Esteemed Partners,</p> <p> <br></p> <p>Please note that we are officially closing office for the holidays as from 15 December 2017. We will re-open as from the 15th of January, 2018.</p> <p>Wishing you a blessed festive season, wonderful new year!</p> <p>DRFN team</p></p>

  • Introducing The TH!NK NAMIBIA Campaign: A Second Phase And New Look

    Posted on Nov 15, 2017

    <p>The  second phase of the TH!NK NAMIBIA Campaign was officially launched last week Wednesday 8 November. </p> <p>The main objectives of the project is to contribute to the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Namibia with the focus on schools, SMEs and start-ups in rural parts of Namibia. This project titled: Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) will be implemented from 2017 to 2019 and will contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on renewable energy by addressing the need to provide tailored clean energy solutions to rural communi...</p>

  • The Environmental Reader is available for collection

    Posted on Nov 09, 2017

    From Left-Right: Martin Schneider, Michelle Pfaffenthaler, Piet Heyns, Gabi Schneider, Lesley-Anne van Wyk and Clemens von Doderer

  • Meet Susan, our Peace Corps Volunteer

    Posted on Nov 03, 2017

    <p>Susan Hammit is a Peace Corps volunteer who has been with the DRFN since September 2017. She is based in Gobabis and has been assigned to work on the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP), which is currently in its fourth implementation phase.</p> <p>Susan will be in Namibia for a period of 2 years, and whilst here she will focus mainly on training the project beneficiaries on financial literacy aspects as well as exploring various income generating activities that the beneficiaries can engage on to improve their livelihoods.</p> <p>The DRFN welcomes you on-board and it is our wish and desire that the skill...</p>

  • DRFN launches “Women Standing Together” in Drimiopsis

    Posted on Nov 02, 2017

    <p>When a young woman, Magano Ndemufayo, approached our Peace Corps volunteer and asked, “Can you help the young women in Drimiopsis?”  the DRFN recognized that a women’s group focused on financial literacy, life skills, and income opportunities may be a strong platform for sustainable self-sufficiency.  The group met for the first time on October 31<sup>st</sup> with nine motivated and capable women who named their new organization and got right to work planning a project to raise funds in the spirit of self-sufficiency.  </p> <p>Each meeting will focus on financial literacy, life skills, and income producing opp...</p>

  • Book launch: Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book for Namibia

    Posted on Nov 01, 2017

    <p>Join the launch of the exciting new publication titled Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book for Namibia. The launch is on Monday<span> 6 November from 11h00 to 12h00 at the House of Democracy in Windhoek West. Entrance is free and you can pick up your free copy of the book. Refreshments will be served. RSVP using this link:<span> </span> <a data-ft="{" data-lynx-mode="async" data-lynx-uri="https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fbuff.ly%2F2xCLrI9&amp;h=ATMwU5VngwaY255JJ1tq_gpvteAfuDedQXDIqZJuZNdHB6aLdrcfDojHy7VRAeHGE5thD__KwweNvrj4XPr2pDBY_T3EahIHXrFjJfD-60Iooh3qvFPPx7yhyF4K__0MNdMLrBRt9dkiOKT1TO3hGHgJEK81zhM5H5_97n0jBSNUwpUHdMVpEWwQqhQ7uXFPNXhywnpJz1OvOdj2TlPvCd-EorqeTXpKIuSEExz5Ua4OU2vQYwWBPvqZJGp6cQxnkVx6myYJ8okUOoZRGCYRbZLG_hgZPL2itLt8c_c" href="https://buff.ly/2xCLrI9" rel="noopener nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://buff.ly/2xCLrI9">https://buff.ly/2xCLrI9</a></span> </p> <p> <br></p> <p><span><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/Book%20cover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success"></span> <br></p></span></p></p>

  • Phase 2: ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness Campaign Launch

    Posted on Oct 31, 2017

    <p>The<span> </span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=149227742088628&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="https://www.facebook.com/thinknamibia/?fref=mentions">Think Namibia</a><span> </span>campaign is about to enter its second phase with new content, a new manager and new branding. Be a part of this exciting new work on 8 November 2017 at 18h30 at NICE Restaurant in Windhoek. R<img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/Book%20cover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success">SVP to enviroproject@hsf.org.na before 3 November to reserve your seat.</p></p>

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