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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FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
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  • Namibian Institute of Sustainable Development

    Posted on Apr 23, 2011

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903bd5f921.png" alt="NISD" title="NISD.png" border="0" width="600" height="174"></p> <p>A new page informing about the Namibian Institute of Sustainable Development (NISD) has been added to the site. NISD is a strategic alliance between the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and the Namibia Nature Foundation.</p> <p>The two organisations play an important role in ensuring that Namibia’s environment remains healthy and productive and that Namibians use their natural resources in sustainable and productive ways to combat poverty and improve people’s quality of life – in short, promoting sustainable development.</p> <p><b>Vision</b><br> The Namibian Institute for Sustainable Development supports Namibia...</br></p></p>

  • Gobabeb Open Day REVISED

    Posted on Mar 16, 2011

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Gbb_open_day_new.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903c74cf39.jpg" border="0" alt="Gbb open day new" width="400" height="517"></p> <p>The Gobabeb Training and Research Centre team, together with the Geological Survey of Namibia in partnership with their German counterpart BGR hereby invite you to Gobabeb’s Open Day on Saturday, 14th May 2011.</p> <p>The day will highlight a range of values of the Namib Desert and ways of maintaining these beautiful resources. The event will especially focus on Gobabeb, the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) and other stakeholder’s projects that aim to enhance and maintain or responsibly use the rich resources of the Namib, for example by following the world-wide first Strategic Environmental Manag...</p></p>

  • New documents added to report page

    Posted on Mar 07, 2011

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903d1a3e80.jpg" alt="Newbooks" title="newbooks.jpg" border="0" width="350" height="290"></p> <p>The <a href="http://www.drfn.org.na/publications/reports/">REPORT page</a> has been updated. Several documents have been added to the Energy, Land and Water themes.</p></p>

  • SLCP1 finalised

    Posted on Feb 06, 2011

    <p>The Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP), implemented by the DRFN and Gobabeb Training and Research Centre (GTRC) with funding from the Country Pilot Partnership (CPP) has just come to an end. The intensive two-month course in applied research was aimed at building the capacity of Namibian tertiary students. Twelve students from the Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) took part in the 2010-2011 course, investigating Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry in the Ohangwena region at two sites, Endola and Omauni.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903df238d3.jpg" alt="Slcp1" title="slcp1.jpg" border="0" width="348" height="184"></p> <p>Policy frameworks on local and national levels, liveliho...</p></p>

  • Launch of new website

    Posted on Feb 02, 2011

    <p><strong>The new DRFN website is now launched!</strong><br> We thank all of you that have contributed your comments to the old site. We have taken as many of your comments into consideration as possible while designing this new site.</p> <p>We hope that this site will provide you, the user with the information you are looking for. We appreciate your comments, which will encourage us to keep on improving on the information we are providing.</p></p>

  • World Atlas of Desertification

    Posted on Oct 15, 2010

    <p>The next meeting on the New World Atlas of Desertification and Improvement will take place in Windhoek, Namibia from 29 November to 03 December. DRFN is hosting this event. This is the third meeting of a group of experts from all over the world aimed at developing a new, more dynamic atlas of desertification and related themes.</p>

  • SLCP signing

    Posted on Sep 28, 2010

    <p><img style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="SLCP_sign.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903fe90d9b.jpg" border="0" alt="SLCP_sign.jpg" width="600" height="450"></p> <p>The DRFN signed a contract for the implementation of the Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP) on 29 September 2010.<br> The SLCP is a hand’s on field based course that is aimed at developing and increasing the capacity of young Namibian students and graduates to acquire and apply research skills in all levels of integrated land management.<br> The project is part of the Country Pilot Partnership Programme (CPP) and will run from November 2010 to February 2011 under the theme “investigating the benefits of carbon sequestration and conservation tillage of local land users”. This programme is implemented b...</br></br></p></p>

  • New project

    Posted on Sep 21, 2010

    <p><img style="margin-left: auto;margin-right: auto" title="SDC11409.JPG" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9040d1bf95.jpg" border="0" alt="SDC11409.JPG" width="532" height="399"></p> <p>The 21st of September DRFN signed a contract with the Finnish Embassy for a new project. The aims of the project are to 1) provide support to local communities with small scale water projects, 2) assist Local Authorities to strengthen their capacity in managing water supply, sanitiatiin and solid waste systems, and 3) compile and disseminate environmental updates to Parliamentarians. The project is for 12 months. For more information about the project, please contact Fransiska Nhigitila.</p></p>

  • CBEND inauguration

    Posted on Sep 10, 2010

    <p>The CBEND project is coming to an end at the end of September 2010. On the 22nd of September the project will have an inauguration ceremony on Farm Pierre, the project site, which is located 90 km north of Otjiwarongo. </p> <p>For more information about this even, please contact <a href="http://drfn.org.na/staff/energy-staff/caroline-coulson/">Caroline Coulson</a></p>

  • Web site development

    Posted on Sep 10, 2010

    <p>The development of the new DRFN website is progressing well. The site will be launched early February, 2011.</p>

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