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  • Tsumkwe hybrid system

    Posted on Oct 12, 2011

    <p>The Tsumkwe Energy hybrid system was commissioned in early August 2011. This state-of-the art solar diesel system, with a capacity of 200 kWp solar and 300 kW diesel, is the largest of its kind in Africa, feeding its electricity into a mini-grid supplying the entire settlement of Tsumkwe.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902ee86f13.png" alt="Commissioning" border="0" width="562" height="315"></p> <p></p> <center><i>Commissioning of the hybrid system: 13 August 2011</i></center> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902f535c03.png" alt="Installation" border="0" width="569" height="425"></p> <p></p> <center><i>Installation of the hybrid system: 08-13 August 2011</i></center> <p>If proven technically robust, the hybrid system will provide a feasible strategy towards rural off-grid electrification in Namibia and other developing countries. A training programme for technical staf...</p></p></p>

  • Adaptation fund

    Posted on Oct 10, 2011

    <p>Through the Adaptation Fund (AF), developing countries who are party to the Kyoto Protocol (KP) are eligible for direct access to funding in order to implement adaptation projects and programmes that will reduce the economic and environmental pressures caused by climate change.</p> <p>On behalf of the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a workshop was organized to familiarize participants with the processes and requirements for the accreditation of the National Implementing Entities (NIE) under the AF. The workshop focused on African parties and was held...</p>

  • E-CAP: Local Authority Support

    Posted on Oct 10, 2011

    <p><b>E-CAP: Local Authority Support in Gibeon and Stampriet through Performance Support Team approach.</b></p> <p>Based on an approach piloted in Kalkrand, the Performance Support Team (PST) was implemented in Gibeon from 30 May – 01 June 2011, and in Stampriet from 27-30 June 2011. </p> <p>The local authorities were visited with the aim of discussing challenges and finding solutions for them pertaining to water supply, sanitation and solid waste management in their respective areas.</p> <p>Meetings were held with both the village secretary and acting CEO of both local authorities; the village council staff; councilors; as...</p>

  • E-CAP: Rural Component

    Posted on Aug 14, 2011

    <p><b>Dry sanitation for rural communities</b><br> The rural component of the E-CAP project is in the process of piloting dry sanitation systems at selected farms on Odendaal farms in the Hardap region. The specific locations where dry sanitation systems are piloted are: Grundorn South, Nico Noord, Laurensia, Laurensia Pos, Doringdraai and Nico.</p> <p>Based on consultations with various stakeholders, including representatives from Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Coordination (DWSSC) and users of existing dry sanitation systems, the Otji-toilet, a locally manufactured dry sanitation system, was selected...</p></p>

  • Food for thought schedule

    Posted on Aug 14, 2011

    <p><strong>Food for Thought schedule for May – June 2011</strong></p> <table width="100%"><tbody><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Sikhu Ncube</strong></td> <td width="50%">The interactions of the flow regime and the terrestrial ecology of the Mana Floodplains in the Middle Zambezi River Basin (MSc thesis)</td> <td width="20%">16 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>MOHSS</strong></td> <td width="50%">Sanitation with emphasis on health and hygiene</td> <td width="20%">19 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Dr. Andreas Wienecke</strong></td> <td width="50%">Possibel uses of wast from dry sanitation</td> <td width="20%">22 August 2011</td> </tr><tr><td width="30%"><strong>Wolfgang Schenck</strong></td> <td width="50%">Briefly introducing the Recycle Namibia Forum, successes to date, obstacles encountered, and things to tackle for the way forward</td> <td width="20%">2 September 2011</td> </tr></tbody></table> <p>Please note that these two Food for Thought seminars are given in the DRFN’s boar...</p>

  • E-CAP vacuum sewer workshop

    Posted on Aug 12, 2011

    <p><strong>The 11th of August the E-CAP project organized a vacuum sewer workshop, held in Gibeon, Hardap Region</strong>. The meeting was attended by 45 people including representatives of six Village and Town Councils, Engineers and Contractors, relevant Decision Makers and members of the Performance Support Teams (PST).</p> <p>The objectives of the meeting were:<br> – To workshop the results of the Performance Support Team process<br> – To enhance understanding of water supply, waste water management<br> – To involve stakeholders to directly handle challenges of the vacuum sewer sysystems<br> – To involve engineers, operators and de...</br></br></br></br></p>

  • Education for San Communities

    Posted on Aug 11, 2011

    <p><strong>Integrated Approach to Education for San Communities in Ohangwena Region</strong></p> <p>The 9th of August 2011 a stakeholders’ meeting took place in Eenhana, sharing experiences and ideas about the “Integrated Approach to Education for San Communities in Ohangwena Region”. Before the meeting NGOs and Government agencies that support Early Childhood Development made a field trip to familiarize themselves to the San Resettlement Projects and Early Childhood Development centers in Ouholamo, Omanatadiva, Eendobe, Oshanashiwa and Ekoka.</p> <p>The stakeholder meeting was held to deliberate on commitments and roles of th...</p>

  • CuveWaters SEIA

    Posted on Aug 02, 2011

    <p><strong>Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment of CuveWaters technologies</strong></p> <p>DRFN is carrying out a Socio-Ecological Impact Assessment (SEIA) of technologies piloted by the CuveWaters project. Between 28 – 31 July visits were made to the CuveWaters desalination plants in Akusima and Amarika in Omusati region, and the rainwater harvesting and ground storage installations in Epyeshona, located in Oshana region. The purpose of the visit was to take a closer look at the ecological foot print of the desalination and rainwater harvesting technologies, and to determine if the technologies resulted in any land use c...</p>

  • 2nd LISUP/WATSAN newsletter

    Posted on Jun 22, 2011

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lisup_newsletter.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903761bc11.jpg" border="0" alt="Lisup newsletter" width="600" height="92"></p> <p>The SECOND Edition of the newsletter for the Livelihood Support Program to the Resettlement Farms of Skoonheid, Drimiopsis, Donkerbos and Sonneblom can now be downloaded from this site. The <strong>LISUP and WATSAN Newsletter</strong> intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities. The LISUP and WATSAN programmes in the Omaheke Region are implemented by the DRFN and FCEAR – HABITAFRICA.</p> <p>Please <a href="http://www.drfn.org.na/files/2011/06/LISUP_WATSAN_newsletter_May_2011.pdf">click here</a> to read the newsletter.</p></p>

  • CuveWaters livelihoods improvement

    Posted on May 26, 2011

    <p>On 11th March 2011 a half day workshop was held in Uuvudhiya Constituency in Omusati region. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss sub-surface water storage in Iipopo village. The aims were:<br> • To provide information and discuss site selection for where the sub surface tanks will be constructed.<br> • To present and explain the function of the sub surface water storage reservoir to the participants.<br> • To identify the building team to help with the construction process.<br> • To inform about the time frame of the construction</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.drfn.org.na/projects/water/cuvewaters/">CuveWaters project</a> has the main objective of improving people’s ...</p></br></br></br></p>

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