PROJECTS

The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
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FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
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  • The Sustainable abattoirs project

    Posted on Feb 27, 2015

    <p>The Sustainable abattoirs project was implemented at Brukarros Meat Processors (BMP) between November 2013 and March 2014. It was implemented by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia in collaboration with Sustainable Business Malardalen, Malardalen University, and the Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala, with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).</p> <p>The overall aim of the project was to investigate how to improve management of solid waste and waste-water at the abattoir and the tannery, as well as demonstrate how to decrease water consumption by...</p>

  • Living conditions of the San people of Namibia

    Posted on Feb 27, 2015

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff8d49af1.jpg" alt="San study" border="0" width="600" height="312"></p> <p>The Desert Research foundation of Namibia in partnership with Legal Assistance Centre conducted a study focusing on the living conditions of the San communities in Namibia. Participatory research methods were applied during this study with the aim of involving the San people and obtaining a deeper insight into their livelihoods, views and perceptions. The study focused on all the regions where the San of Namibia live. The study covered a wide range of themes including: access to land; livelihoods and poverty; culture; education; health; gender; participation and representation. This has culmi...</p></p>

  • Upper Swakop Workshop

    Posted on Mar 24, 2014

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" alt="Group photo of participants" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff97848b0.jpg" width="600" height="450" border="0"></p> <p>Following the workshop held on 20 February 2014 to elect a Basin Management Committee for the Upper Swakop, please find the following documents as agreed to be uploaded on the website:<br><a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Workshop_Minutes_Report.pdf">Workshop Minutes</a><br><a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Participants%20List.xlsx">Participants List</a><br><a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Water%20Act.pdf">Water Act</a><br><a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Basin%20Layout.pdf">Basin Guidebook</a></p> <p><b>PRESENTATIONS</b></p> <p><a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Basin%20Management.pdf">Basin Management</a><br><a href="http:/www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Economic_Analysis.pdf">Economic Analysis </a><br><a href="http:/www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Potential_pollution_hotspots.pdf">Potential Pollution Hotspots</a><br><a href="http:/www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Mapping_Tool.pdf">Mapping Tool</a><br><a href="http:/www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Recap.pdf">Recap</a><br><a href="http:/www.drfn.info/docs/water/upper_swakop/Water_Supply.pdf">Water Supply</a></p></br></br></br></br></p></br></br></br></p></p>

  • Management of the Upper Swakop Basin

    Posted on Feb 10, 2014

    <p>The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in collaboration with NamWater and other stakeholders are working on improving the water quality of water sources in the Upper Swakop Basin to ensure water security. In order to raise awareness among stakeholders and water users on the water quality and quantity management challenges of the Upper Swakop Basin; exchange information on current development challenges and their impacts on the water resources; and to discuss the importance of basin (health) protection towards sustainable development; the “Workshop on the Management of the Upper Swakop...</p>

  • SDP Concludes with Successful Information Day

    Posted on Feb 10, 2014

    <p>SDP 17 wrapped up on Saturday 01 February with Information Day 2014. The 11 SDP participants put on an intriguing role play about the possible future of the Greater Sossusvlei Namib Landscape (GSNL), the area where their study took place, and how not tackling the challenges of managing water sources, wastewater and solid waste might negatively impact the area.</p> <p>Set 20 years in the future, the role play followed several tourists as they visited the GSNL and discovered what tragedies had unfolded across the landscape: contaminated water, rubbish stuck in trees, dumps attracting large animals, and...</p>

  • Call for Internship

    Posted on Jan 30, 2014

    <p><a href="http://www.drfn.org.na/files/2014/01/JPG.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ffaf834b1.jpg" alt="JPG" width="390" height="526" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2839" srcset="http://drfn.org.na/files/2014/01/JPG.jpg 390w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2014/01/JPG-222x300.jpg 222w" sizes="(max-width: 390px) 100vw, 390px"></a></p></p>

  • Piloting performance of composting waste from Abattoir

    Posted on Nov 26, 2013

    <p>Brukkaros Meat Processors (BMP) is an abattoir located in southern Namibia near Keetmanshoop which process and exports goat, sheep and game for Namibia, South Africa and the European Union. A partnership was established with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DFRN), the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in an effort to decrease the environmental impacts from the abattoir waste.</p> <p>Through this collaboration, field work was undertaken from 21-29 October 2013 to develop and test environmentally sustainable methods for m...</p>

  • The DRFN attended the FLC partners reception at the residence of the Chargé d’ Affaires of the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek

    Posted on Nov 10, 2013

    <p>The reception was organized by the Embassy of Finland in honor of the Fund for Local Cooperation (FLC) Coordinators from Eastern and Southern Africa who were visiting Namibia. The purpose of the reception was to celebrate and share the good work of FLC Partners in Namibia in addressing the country’s development challenges. During the reception, the advocacy posters that were developed by the FLC Partners in Namibia together with PACT Namibia were presented.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ffc996160.jpg" alt="PhotoCrop 2013 11 11 04 29 27 PM" border="0" width="600" height="357"></p> <p><i></i></p> <center>DRFN staff presenting their poster during the FLC Partners reception</center> <p>The DRFN presented their poster from one of their projects funded b...</p></p>

  • Teacher’s workshop in Mariental

    Posted on Nov 07, 2013

    <p>The DRFN through its Orange-Senqu River Learning Box project conducted a teachers’ workshop in Mariental on the 4 and 5 of November. The workshop was aimed at providing the participants the opportunity to collate recommendations on the RLB in order to strengthen the contents of RLB materials to ensure that they are relevant to the Namibian context.</p> <p><strong>The teachers provided feedback on the following:</strong><br> • Usefulness and challenges of using the RLB as well as suggestions to improve<br> • Provide statistics of learners who benefited from the RLB for each school<br> • Actions on how the school plans to ta...</br></br></br></p>

  • DRFN partners with EIF to promote environmental journalism

    Posted on Nov 05, 2013

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) was a partner in the preparation of the CoP 11 Journalism Awards, which were aimed at increasing media coverage of the just-ended 11th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (held in Windhoek from 16-27 September).</p> <p>The awards for local journalists were sponsored by the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF). The competition looked at the best reporting on desertification, land degradation and drought for CoP 11 in print, electronic media and photography. The award includes cash prizes and certificates for ...</p>

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