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  • 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>

  • Invitation To Participate-Policy Dialogue on Managing Invasive Alien Species in Namibia- 3 December 2015

    Posted on Nov 30, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) cordially invites you to participate<br> in a Policy Dialogue on Managing Invasive Alien Species in Namibia. The Policy Dialogue<br> will be held on Thursday the 3rd of December 2015 at Namibia Institute of Public<br> Administration and Management (NIPAM), Olympia as from 08h00-13h00.</p> <p>Kindly confirm participation with Ms Bernadette Shalumbu:<br> bernadette.shalumbu@drfn.org.na or +264 61 377500</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/iucn/Invitation%20for%20WHK%20IUCN%20Policy%20dialogue%20.pdf" target="blank">here</a> for full advert.</p></p></br></br></p>

  • Applying Ecosystem Approaches (EA) at the Basin Scale Training Workshop – Open Invitation To Participate

    Posted on Nov 19, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is organizing a Training Workshop on Applying Ecosystem Approaches at Basin Scale with technical support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature East and Southern Africa (IUCN ESARO). The training is made possible through the generous financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The training will take place from 30 November 2015 at Namibia Institute of Public Administration and Management (NIPAM), Paul Nash Street,Olympia,Windhoek.</p> <p>The Training Workshop is an interdisciplinary course that focuse...</p>

  • Commemorating 20 Years Of Tackling Climate Change In Namibia

    Posted on Nov 15, 2015

    <p>The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and DRFN are co-implementing a three year project from 2015-2017 with the focus on contributing to environmental sustainability through awareness-raising on environmental protetion and climate change adaptation and mitigation. HSF published a newspaper inlay titled <a href="http://enviro-awareness.org.na/engage.php?id=15" target='_"blank"'>Commemorating 20 Years Of Tackling Climate Change In Namibia 1995-2015</a>. </p> <p><a href="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/pic-1.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fe317b509.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fe22b3efe.jpg" alt="pic 1" width="6000" height="4000" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-3174" srcset="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/pic-1.jpg 6000w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/pic-1-300x200.jpg 300w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/pic-1-624x416.jpg 624w" sizes="(max-width: 6000px) 100vw, 6000px"></a></p> <p>Please visit our facebook page for more pictures from the launch of the inlay.</p></p>

  • Youth Forum – 17 November 2015 – Nice Restaurant at 14:30

    Posted on Nov 15, 2015

    <p>Topic of discussion: <b> Youth opportunities for development,financing and empowerment in the water,sanitation and environment sectors.</b></p> <p>Water is the main driver for current and future socio-economic growth, development<br> and more importantly, improved livelihoods. In order to effect development and sustainable utilization of our water resources on a national scale, there is a need to establish mechanisms that will build networking opportunities and encourage skills transfer between senior professionals, incoming young professionals, and students. A lack of funding in these vital sectors thus disto...</br></p>

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