The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
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Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
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  • Building Strong Teams for Brighter Tomorrows Skoonheid: Business Training: Catering and Hospitality

    Posted on Jul 24, 2018

    <p>Team building and collaborations provide a great foundation for prosperity. The DRFN offers valuable support to Skoonheid in preparation for COSDEF’s - OYETU program to  launch a two year leather craft technical and business skills project.</p> <p>Forty-two resident stakeholders participated in a two day workshop where our DRFN Peace Corps Volunteer presented business development training in preparation for submitting bids for catering services.  </p> <p>Resettlement communities have voiced their readiness and hopes for this type of opportunity. Shifting the tide away from using outside sources, capable res...</p>

  • Inception meeting for the Adaptation Funds project

    Posted on Jul 23, 2018

    <p>The DRFN is the Adaptation Fund's  (AF), national implementing entity (NIE) since been accredited in 2013. The DRFN has thus been able to secure funding for a project to pilot rural desalination plants using renewable power and membrane technology. The aim of the proposed project is thus to pilot the treatment by reverse osmosis (RO) of poor quality local groundwater to a level that complies with the national standards for drinking water, using sun and wind energy to power the process.The two selected project sites are at Grünau settlement and at Bethanie village, both located in the far south...</p>

  • Donation of reading material to WDCD

    Posted on Jun 28, 2018

    <p>This years <strong>World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought </strong>event<strong> </strong>was held in Rehoboth in the Hardap Region.</p> <p>As had been the tradition, the DRFN has always supported the efforts of our national partners by providing them with educational material. This year the DRFN donated copies of two environmental  books to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism which were handed out to the public during these commerations. These are: <em>The environmental reader; a resource book for Namibia</em> and another book titled: <em>A travelers guide to understanding environmental terms in Namibia.</em></p> <p>Both these books are availab...</p>

  • World desertification and drought day

    Posted on Jun 27, 2018

    <p>The <strong>World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought</strong><span> </span>is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that <a href="">land degradation neutrality</a><span> </span>is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.</p> <h3>2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”</h3> <p> <br>Semi-arid regions of the world are often thought of as being particularly vulnerable to climate change. They are already climatically stressed with high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons. Semi-arid ...</br></p>

  • Book Sale! Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered

    Posted on Jun 27, 2018

    <p>The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.</p> <p>2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”</p> <p>In keeping with this years theme we invite you to purchase a copy of book titled; <strong><em>Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered.</em></strong> This book was authored by the founder of the DRFN; Mary Seely as well as one of the DRFN's associ...</p>

  • Intergenerational Book Program

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    <p>For residents of remote villages, the value of classroom education is often obscured. Without cultural prompts for future employment and prosperity - residents have limited vision for the value of education.  Commitment to education is learned, stimulated through social and cultural experiences.  Living in areas among people who do not rely on classroom education deepens the divide between marginalized people and future opportunities for sustainable self-sufficiency.</p> <p>Thanks to the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. based Darien project two boxes of children’s books are now included in DRFN training mat...</p>

  • Talking About Money in Donkerbos

    Posted on May 22, 2018

    <p>Financial Literacy for residents of the remote resettlement farm, Donkerbos, requires DFRN to deliver creative training.  Concentrating on managing money in everyday life, our Peace Corps Volunteer, Susan, delivered a two-day workshop to thirty-five enthusiastic participants.</p> <p>Everyday life in Donkerbos does not include traditional employment, unplanned trips to grocery stores, or reliable access to motorized transportation.  In Donkerbos incomes are low, access to transportation is sporadic and it’s a fifty Kilometre trek to the nearest shopping.  For marginalized people living in the Kalahari...</p>

  • Skoonheid Welcomes OYETU: Leather Crafts

    Posted on May 03, 2018

    <p>The Oyetu Project stirred much enthusiasm in Skoonheid as community members gathered to collect applications in preparation for selection of participants. The Oyetu Project offers a unique opportunity for participants: a comprehensive two-year training program designed to teach a valuable marketable craft and the necessary skills to launch a successful business.</p> <p>Chief Langman rallied Skoonheid residents using text messaging to announce the introductory meeting. The next morning fifty people were organized and ready for the Oyetu presenters, Samuel Sheyanena and Laura Pond. Hopeful Skoonheid re...</p>

  • Teamwork in Action: Drimiopsis

    Posted on May 02, 2018

    <p>On April 25<sup>th</sup> the DRFN gathered stakeholders from multiple sectors for a collaborative meeting to outline goals and objectives in support of community management and development in Drimiopsis.  Belinda Thanises, project manager for LIPUS 4, organized the meeting to clarify duties and responsibilities - paving the way toward capacity building through strategic governance. </p> <p>As Drimiopsis moves closer to transition from resettlement farm to village it is important to emphasize collaboration.  The transition from dependency to self-sufficiency requires all stakeholders to embrace significant chang...</p>

  • ASSAR newspaper series on Botswana

    Posted on Apr 26, 2018

    <p>This series is part of the outputs from a collaborative research project: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This 5-year (2014-2018) project focuses on climate change adaptation in the Omusati Region in Namibia as well as other countries in Africa and South Asia (see <a href=""></a><a href=""></a>). </p> <p>These stories have been produced by South African science writer and author Leonie Joubert, and the objective of this series is to inform policymakers with evidence-based ideas that address key development concerns across the region, in the context of climate change. This feature st...</p>

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