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  • DRFN Intern Presentation

    Posted on May 26, 2011

    <p><strong>DRFN Interns presented research findings at Biodiversity Action Day</strong><br> On 13 May 2011 <a href="">Riana Kadimba</a> and <a href="">Pinehas Uupindi</a> attended the Biodiversity Action Day held at Omauni community forest in Okongo Constituency in Ohangwena region. Several presentations on biodiversity and forestry as well as traditional performance were given at the event.</p> <p>The two interns presented key findings of the <a href="">Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP)</a> focused on land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), and how these findings are linked to biodiversity. The presentation was well received and the participants were eager t...</p></p>

  • WPI Water group 2011

    Posted on May 05, 2011

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903a773b91.jpg" alt="WPIwater2011" title="WPIwater2011.jpg" border="0" width="600" height="450"> br&gt;<br><i>Sam, Val, Mary Clare and Caitlin in front of the first Otji-toilet built by the ECAP project.</i></p> <p>Under the <a href="">ECAP project</a>‘s component aimed at providing targeted support to rural communities, the DRFN has recently begun a pilot study in the southern part of Namibia. The aim of the study was to determine past and current water supply and sanitation challenges, and to develop viable solutions in close cooperation with the local communities in the pilot area. The pilot study was conducted on eight Odendaal farms in the Hardap region. </p> <p></p> <p>A team of four students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute ...</p></img></p>

  • 1st LISUP/WATSAN newsletter

    Posted on May 01, 2011

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lisup_newsletter.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c903b41d42b.jpg" border="0" alt="Lisup newsletter" width="600" height="92"></p> <p>The FIRST 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 LISUP and WATSAN Newsletter 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>

  • 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="">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>

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