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  • Napcod book launched

    Posted on May 07, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="napcod_book2.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c90228c799a.jpg" alt="Napcod book2" width="600" height="535" border="0"></p> <p></p> <center> <strong><a href="">“Proud of our deserts: combating desertification</a><br> An NGO perspective on a National Programme to Combat Desertification”</strong> <p>by Mary Seely and Sharon Montgomery.</p> <p></p> </center> <p><strong>The DRFN has the pleasure to launch this new book presenting the outcomes and impacts of Namibia’s Programme to Combat Decertification (Napcod) seen from an NGO perspective.</strong></p> <p>Napcod arose out of needs identified at independence in 1990, incorporated into its constitution, and captured in Namibia’s Green Plan taken to Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Nevertheless, the dry years experienced in southern Africa during the early 1990s meant that drou...</p></center></p>

  • WPI 2012 Final reports

    Posted on May 07, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="wpi2012_cover.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902322c60c.jpg" alt="Wpi2012 cover" width="600" height="430" border="0"><br> The final reports presenting the findings of the two student teams from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the USA can now be downloaded from the DRFN website. The study titled “<a href="">Improving solid and human waste Management in Rural Namibian communities</a>: A participatory approach to centralized waste collection and a dry sanitation evaluation in the communities of Grundorn South and Nico Noord” was conducted by Elyssa Dorenfeld, Patrick Ford, Livia Motz and John Petipas, and was a valuable contribution to the <a href="">E-CAP project</a>.</p> <p>The second study titled “<a href="">Lights on the horizon</a>: a socioeconomic imp...</p></img></p>

  • WPI investigating solid waste in rural Namibia

    Posted on Apr 25, 2012

    <p>Lack of solid waste management in rural communities can be a threat to both humans and animals and the environment they live in. Windblown waste is not only an eyesore in the landscape but a hazard to, e.g. children and small stock. The consumption of waste by small stock makes them ill and can kill them, which has a negative effect on the income of many farming communities.</p> <p>Four students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have conducted a study associated to the <a href="">E-CAP project</a> with the goal to investigate the generation and management of solid waste at household level and to assess the v...</p>

  • Socio-economic evaluation of effects of the Tsumkwe Energy Project

    Posted on Apr 22, 2012

    <p>From 26 April to 5 May, four students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) travelled to Tsumkwe, Otjozondjupa Region with Abraham Hangula and Clarence Mazambani. They performed a socio-economic evaluation of effects of the Tsumkwe Energy Project, the largest solar-diesel hybrid system in Southern Africa. The Tsumkwe Energy Project, which was inaugurated in January 2012, provides 24-hour electricity to residents and businesses in Tsumkwe through an off-grid system.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9024c72c50.jpg" alt="IMG 0372" border="0" width="600" height="450"></p> <p><i></i></p> <center>Jessica and Lauren interviewing a local resident in Tsumkwe</center> <p>The team interviewed residents, public officials, busines...</p></p>

  • TFO – Implementing the FIRM approach – updated

    Posted on Apr 02, 2012

    <p>From 26 – 29 March the DRFN members of The Future Okavango (TFO) project visited the project sites in Tjeye, Mopopama and Mashare in the Kavango Region. The purpose of this visit was to hold meetings with the three Village Development Committees (VDC) and the communities at large. The meetings were aimed at preparing the VDCs for their first formal ‘Forum for Integrated Resource Management (FIRM)’ meeting, involving representatives from the three communities and all their service providers. All three villages have established functional VDCs that are eager to take the FIRM approach to a higher...</p>

  • Assessing dry sanitation systems in rural Namibia

    Posted on Apr 02, 2012

    <p>Between the 19th and the 23rd of March the E-CAP team conducted an assessment of the 17 Otji-toilets that were constructed in Grundorn south and the greater Nico area in the Hardap region in the first year of the project. The Otji-toilet is a dry sanitation system developed in Namibia for Namibian conditions. The team held focus group discussions and met with representatives from various households at the two sites. They met with both families that are using the dry sanitation systems, as well as with families that have still not gained access to improved sanitation systems, e.g. using buckets...</p>

  • 1st LIPROSAN newsletter

    Posted on Mar 22, 2012

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902794b9d0.png" alt="Capture" border="0" width="600" height="79"></p> <p>The first edition of the newsletter for The Livelihood Program for Okongo San Resettlement Projects (LIPROSAN) can now be downloaded from this side. The LIPROSAN programme targets the resettlement projects of Onamatadiva, Eendobe, Oshanashiwa and Ekoka in the Okongo Constituency of Ohangwena Region. The LIPROSAN Newsletter intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities.The LIPROSAN programmes in the Ohangwena Region are implemented by the DRFN and the Government.</p> <p>Please <a href="">click here</a> to read the newsletter.</p></p>

  • 3rd LISUP/WATSAN newsletter

    Posted on Mar 21, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lisup_newsletter.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9028311272.jpg" border="0" alt="Lisup newsletter" width="600" height="92"></p> <p>The Third 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="">click here</a> to read the newsletter.</p></p>

  • E-CAP publications

    Posted on Mar 16, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="DRFN.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c90292b62e5.jpg" border="0" alt="DRFN" width="100" height="62"></p> <p>New reports by the E-CAP project have been added to the Publications page. You can access these by clicking <a href="">here</a>.</p></p>

  • President’s IQP Award 2011 won by WPI@DRFN

    Posted on Jan 27, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="QLP_award.png" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9029e99d0c.png" border="0" alt="QLP award" width="600" height="510"></p> <p><strong>CONGRATULATIONS!!!</strong><br> The DRFN congratulates Valerie Boutin, Caitlin Butler, Samuel Kesseli and Mary Clare McCorry, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the USA, who were awarded the President’s IQP Award 2011 for their study titled: <strong>Improving Water Quality and Sanitation in Rural Namibian Communities: a baseline assessment on Odendaal farms and development of community-integrated implementation</strong>. This study was conducted under the rural component of the E-CAP project.</p> <p>The Integrative Qualifying Project (IQP) is part of WPI’s innovative project-based curriculum. All students are...</p></p></p>

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