PROJECTS

The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
If you wish to make a donation towards the work that the organization implements, please make use of these banking details.
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DRFN
FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX

  • Adaptation Fund Approves funding for desalination project

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017

    <p>The DRFN is the accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE) of the Adaptation Fund (AF) since 2012. The AF funding aims to assist developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change.</p> <p>The Adaptation Fund board recently approved funding for a four-year project. This project proposal which was developed by NamWater as the executing entity and was approved during the AF’s 30th board meeting which was held during 12-13 October 2017 in Bonn, Germany.</p> <p>The project will pilot a desalination plant with renewable power and membrane technology in Southern Namibia for a period of four years...</p>

  • Goats Enterprise Project (GED) has goats for sale

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017

    <p>The Donkerbos <strong>Goats’ Enterprise Development</strong> (GED) project started in 2014 with funding from the Embassy on Finland in Namibia.</p> <p>The project aims to contribute to an enabling environment for market-oriented production with marginalized groups in resettlement farms.</p> <p>The specific objective of the action is to pilot the Goat Enterprise in Donkerbos as a commercially viable and sustainable approach to small stock development with vulnerable San people.</p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Through this initiative the following are for sale:</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Breed</strong>: Pure Kalahari Reds</p> <p align="center"><strong>Quantity:</strong> 3</p> <p align="center"><strong>Sex:</strong> Rams</p> <p align="center"><strong>Price:</strong> N$ 2500-00 (negotiable)</p> <p align="center"><strong>Location:</strong> Donker...</p>

  • FNB Namibia provides sponsorship for training in Basic Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture

    Posted on Sep 28, 2017

    <p> <br></p> <p><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/fnb-handover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib fr-fil" data-result="success"></p> <p class="oc-text-gray">From left-right: Ms. Mclesia Mbaisa (MLR), Ouma Magdalena Gamgawases (Drimiopsis), Mr. Johannes Abusema (Chairperson, Drimiopsis Committee), Hon. Clara Bohitile (Chairperson, FNB Foundation Namibia), Bernadette Shalumbu (DRFN), Mr. Tebele (Kalahari Constituency Office)</p> <p class="oc-text-gray">FNB Handover</p> <p>Thursday 21 September 2017, was a joyous occasion as the FNB Namibia Foundation handed over a sponsorship amount of N$100,000.00 to the DRFN in support of training activities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos. This donation was made to the LISUP-4 project to support the on...</p></p></p>

  • 2017 WORLD WATER WEEK

    Posted on Sep 26, 2017

    <p>Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse 27 August – 1 September 2017</p> <p>As part of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) Delegation, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia attended the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27th August – 1st September 2017.</p> <p>A total of 24,5% of the Basin area lies within the Republic of Namibia with a population of app. 370000 who depend on water resources to be managed in a sustainable manner. Apart from Governments mandate to manage key water installations, civil society organisations in Namibia also play a vital role in addressing water related iss...</p>

  • From Copenhagen to Omaheke- Vanda’s journey on the LISUP project

    Posted on Sep 11, 2017

    <p>The DRFN had the privilege of hosting Vanda Kujbus a Masters student from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark for 3 months (April-June 2017). During her stay in Namibia Vanda was thrown in at the deep end of the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP-4); which is now in its fourth phase on implementation for her Masters thesis. </p> <p>The objective of her research study was to examine the use of traditional plants for food in the three resettlement farms of Donkerbos, Drimiopsis and Skoonheid, and assess what is still gathered when as well as when these plants are harvested, and lastly look into ...</p>

  • Drimiopsis Cleans Up

    Posted on Aug 09, 2017

    <p>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...</p>

  • Applying Environmental, Social and Gender Principles to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation Projects in Namibia

    Posted on Aug 02, 2017

    <p>The <strong>Desert Research Foundation of Namibia</strong> (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. </p> <p>With the endorsement from the NDA, t...</p>

  • Welcome to our new website

    Posted on Jun 15, 2017

    <p>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 (<a href="https://www.enviro-awareness.org.na">https://www.enviro-awareness.org.na</a>) which is hosted under the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (<a href="http://www2.hss.de/namibia/en/home.html">http://www2.hss.de/namibia/en/home.html</a>). 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. </p> <p>We thus encourage all visitors to our page to also visit the link to the Think...</p>

  • Onesi Constituency Development Committee (CDC) Capacity Training

    Posted on Apr 26, 2017

    <p><img class="fr-fic fr-dib" style="width: 354px; height: 199.42px;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/ASSAR%20PIC-CORRECT.jpg" data-result="success"></p> <p> <br></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">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. </span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US">The grou...</span></p></p></p>

  • A pro-poor approach to addressing sanitation and hygiene challenges in Schlip settlement, Hardap region, Namibia -Project handover

    Posted on Dec 03, 2015

    <p>Even though the Hardap region is largely less populated in comparison to other regions in the country, it remains one of the regions where poverty is rife. The region has a total population of 79 507 with 40% of the population living in rural areas. Approximately 35% of households do not have sanitation facilities, with Rehoboth rural constituency having the highest percentage of 50% of the population with no access to sanitation facilities. The situation is worse in Schlip, a settlement in the Rehoboth rural constituency. According to the Schlip Constituency Development (CDC) Office, the popu...</p>

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