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  • Improving Integrity and Accountability in the provision of water and sanitation services through the Integrity Management Toolbox – Public Dialogue

    Posted on Nov 10, 2015

    <p>Drawing lessons from the implementation of the project titled: “Building the Capacity for Participatory Democracy and Development for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services”, which is funded by the Embassy of Finland and being implemented by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) in partnership with the Anti-Corruption Commission of Namibia (ACC) and cewas, a public dialogue was convened on 10 November 2015 with the aim of sharing and reflecting on the implementation of the Integrity Management Toolbox as a resource tool to optimize the institutions business model and event...</p>

  • Invitation To A Public Dialogue –

    Posted on Nov 01, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia will be <a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/Advert%20Governance%20Public%20Dialogue_final.pdf" target="_blank">hosting a Public Dialogue</a> on the 10th of November 2015 at NICE Restaurant from 08:00 to 10:30 .</p> <p>The topic for this Dialogue is: <b>“Improving Integrity and Accountability in the provision of water and sanitation services through the Integrity Management Toolbox”</b>.</p> <p>The target group of the Policy Dialogue includes: Policy makers, Local Authorities, practitioners, civil society organisations and the general public.</p> <p><a href="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/Advert-Governance-Public-Dialogue_final.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fe779015b.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fe720fb7c.jpg" alt="Advert Governance Public Dialogue_final" width="464" height="600" align="center" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3129" srcset="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/Advert-Governance-Public-Dialogue_final-232x300.jpg 232w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/Advert-Governance-Public-Dialogue_final-482x624.jpg 482w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/11/Advert-Governance-Public-Dialogue_final.jpg 867w" sizes="(max-width: 464px) 100vw, 464px"></a></p></p>

  • The economic effects of a water shortage in Central Namibia

    Posted on Oct 26, 2015

    <p>The media has recently carried a number of articles highlighting the dire state of the water reserves in Namibia due to the current drought, especially in the central region where Windhoek, the capital, is situated. According to Namwater, Namibia’s bulk water supplier, water reserves as they currently stand will last until September 2016, if there are no inflows into the dams during the next rain season. After that date, water supply from boreholes, water recycling and the canal from the north will only be sufficient to satisfy about half the demand. If the water shortages do materialise in 20...</p>

  • ASSAR Research Uptake Officer (2 year fixed term)

    Posted on Oct 25, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) is a Non-Governmental Organisation with the vision to see Namibia where people manage the environment for sustainable livelihoods. The DRFN works collaboratively in all sectors involved in management and use of natural resources, concentrating on the lands and livelihoods, energy and water sectors, with Government, commercial entities, non-Governmental and community-based organisations.<br> Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with poverty and work together to end this injustice for everyone. Oxfam believes in working toward a world i...</br></p>

  • A pro-poor approach to addressing sanitation and hygiene challenges in Schlip settlement, Hardap region, Namibia

    Posted on Sep 10, 2015

    <p>The overall objective of the project is to improve the health, hygiene and well being of the population in Schlip settlement in the Hardap region. </p> <p>Specific project objectives are:<br> • Schlip community has improved access to sustainable, safe and dignified sanitation<br> • Capacity of local communities strengthened to facilitate personal and environmental health and hygiene</p> <p>In line with the first specific objective, the DRFN team is starting the construction of dry sanitation systems. In liaison with the project stakeholders (Hardap Regional Council, Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Forestry- ...</p></br></p>

  • The Summer Drylands Programme (SDP) – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

    Posted on Sep 03, 2015

    <p><b>The Summer Drylands Programme (SDP) is a two months research methodology course offered by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre.</b> </p> <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre (Gobabeb Centre) are <b>inviting students and recent graduates from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) and the International Univeristy of Management (IUM) to apply</b> for participation in the Summer Drylands Programme (SDP). Students from all faculties are invited to apply. </p> <p>The objectives of the programme...</p>

  • Managing Invasive Alien Species: Invitation to Participate At a Policy Dialogue

    Posted on Aug 30, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) cordially invites you to participate in a Policy Dialogue on Managing Invasive Alien Species in Namibia. The Policy Dialogue will be held on the 17th of September 2015 at the Safari Hotel and Conference Centre. </p> <p>This event is organized in the frame of the USAID funded project “Applying the Ecosystem Approach in Integrated Water Resources Management”. The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is leading the implementation of the project in Namibia with support from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). </p> <p>The aim of the Policy ...</p>

  • IWRM Pilot Project -Mariental

    Posted on Aug 18, 2015

    <p>Commissioned by the SADC Secretariat through the support of the Federal Republic of Germany (BMZ), in delegated cooperation with the UK Department for International Development and the Australian Agency for Internal Development (AusAID) the IWRM pilot project in Mariental was coordinated at the national level by the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF). At the Local Level the project was implemented through the Mariental Municipality Local Economic Development division.</p> <p>The project implementation phase started with community mobilization ...</p>

  • Community Health Clubs

    Posted on Aug 18, 2015

    <p>A pro-poor approach to addressing sanitation and hygiene challenges in Schlip settlement, Hardap region, Namibia – Lucky Ganeb and Greater Mukumbira of DRFN successfully established three Community Health Clubs (CHC) in Schlip. The aim of the CHCs is to provide a very localised platform for community members to learn, address and share ideas about everyday challenges in their community. The idea for the CHCs is for the members to hold regular meetings for 1-2 hours and use visual aids to discuss the topic of the day. Participatory games which encourage self expression, songs and drama as well ...</p>

  • First SADC Youth Water Forum in Namibia_Media Release

    Posted on Jul 29, 2015

    <p>In response to the need for more youth participation in the water sector, the Youth Water Task Team organised the first Youth Water forum meeting.</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/Press_Release_YWF.pdf">here</a> for the Media Release.</p>

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