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  • The Environmental Reader is available for collection

    Posted on Nov 09, 2017

    From Left-Right: Martin Schneider, Michelle Pfaffenthaler, Piet Heyns, Gabi Schneider, Lesley-Anne van Wyk and Clemens von Doderer

  • Meet Susan, our Peace Corps Volunteer

    Posted on Nov 03, 2017

    <p>Susan Hammit is a Peace Corps volunteer who has been with the DRFN since September 2017. She is based in Gobabis and has been assigned to work on the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP), which is currently in its fourth implementation phase.</p> <p>Susan will be in Namibia for a period of 2 years, and whilst here she will focus mainly on training the project beneficiaries on financial literacy aspects as well as exploring various income generating activities that the beneficiaries can engage on to improve their livelihoods.</p> <p>The DRFN welcomes you on-board and it is our wish and desire that the skill...</p>

  • DRFN launches “Women Standing Together” in Drimiopsis

    Posted on Nov 02, 2017

    <p>When a young woman, Magano Ndemufayo, approached our Peace Corps volunteer and asked, “Can you help the young women in Drimiopsis?”  the DRFN recognized that a women’s group focused on financial literacy, life skills, and income opportunities may be a strong platform for sustainable self-sufficiency.  The group met for the first time on October 31<sup>st</sup> with nine motivated and capable women who named their new organization and got right to work planning a project to raise funds in the spirit of self-sufficiency.  </p> <p>Each meeting will focus on financial literacy, life skills, and income producing opp...</p>

  • Book launch: Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book for Namibia

    Posted on Nov 01, 2017

    <p>Join the launch of the exciting new publication titled Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book for Namibia. The launch is on Monday<span> 6 November from 11h00 to 12h00 at the House of Democracy in Windhoek West. Entrance is free and you can pick up your free copy of the book. Refreshments will be served. RSVP using this link:<span> </span> <a data-ft="{" data-lynx-mode="async" data-lynx-uri=";h=ATMwU5VngwaY255JJ1tq_gpvteAfuDedQXDIqZJuZNdHB6aLdrcfDojHy7VRAeHGE5thD__KwweNvrj4XPr2pDBY_T3EahIHXrFjJfD-60Iooh3qvFPPx7yhyF4K__0MNdMLrBRt9dkiOKT1TO3hGHgJEK81zhM5H5_97n0jBSNUwpUHdMVpEWwQqhQ7uXFPNXhywnpJz1OvOdj2TlPvCd-EorqeTXpKIuSEExz5Ua4OU2vQYwWBPvqZJGp6cQxnkVx6myYJ8okUOoZRGCYRbZLG_hgZPL2itLt8c_c" href="" rel="noopener nofollow" target="_blank"></a><a href=""></a></span> </p> <p> <br></p> <p><span><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/Book%20cover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success"></span> <br></p></span></p></p>

  • Phase 2: ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness Campaign Launch

    Posted on Oct 31, 2017

    <p>The<span> </span><a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=149227742088628&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22fref%22%3A%22mentions%22%7D" data-hovercard-prefer-more-content-show="1" href="">Think Namibia</a><span> </span>campaign is about to enter its second phase with new content, a new manager and new branding. Be a part of this exciting new work on 8 November 2017 at 18h30 at NICE Restaurant in Windhoek. R<img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/Book%20cover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib" data-result="success">SVP to before 3 November to reserve your seat.</p></p>

  • Adaptation Fund Approves funding for desalination project

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017

    <p>The DRFN is the accredited National Implementing Entity (NIE) of the Adaptation Fund (AF) since 2012. The AF funding aims to assist developing countries build resilience and adapt to climate change.</p> <p>The Adaptation Fund board recently approved funding for a four-year project. This project proposal which was developed by NamWater as the executing entity and was approved during the AF’s 30th board meeting which was held during 12-13 October 2017 in Bonn, Germany.</p> <p>The project will pilot a desalination plant with renewable power and membrane technology in Southern Namibia, commencing in the first q...</p>

  • Goats Enterprise Project (GED) has goats for sale

    Posted on Oct 19, 2017

    <p>The Donkerbos <strong>Goats’ Enterprise Development</strong> (GED) project started in 2014 with funding from the Embassy on Finland in Namibia.</p> <p>The project aims to contribute to an enabling environment for market-oriented production with marginalized groups in resettlement farms.</p> <p>The specific objective of the action is to pilot the Goat Enterprise in Donkerbos as a commercially viable and sustainable approach to small stock development with vulnerable San people.</p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Through this initiative the following are for sale:</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Breed</strong>: Pure Kalahari Reds</p> <p align="center"><strong>Quantity:</strong> 3</p> <p align="center"><strong>Sex:</strong> Rams</p> <p align="center"><strong>Price:</strong> N$ 2500-00 (negotiable)</p> <p align="center"><strong>Location:</strong> Donker...</p>

  • FNB Namibia provides sponsorship for training in Basic Agriculture and Conservation Agriculture

    Posted on Sep 28, 2017

    <p> <br></p> <p><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/fnb-handover.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib fr-fil" data-result="success"></p> <p class="oc-text-gray">From left-right: Ms. Mclesia Mbaisa (MLR), Ouma Magdalena Gamgawases (Drimiopsis), Mr. Johannes Abusema (Chairperson, Drimiopsis Committee), Hon. Clara Bohitile (Chairperson, FNB Foundation Namibia), Bernadette Shalumbu (DRFN), Mr. Tebele (Kalahari Constituency Office)</p> <p class="oc-text-gray">FNB Handover</p> <p>Thursday 21 September 2017, was a joyous occasion as the FNB Namibia Foundation handed over a sponsorship amount of N$100,000.00 to the DRFN in support of training activities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos. This donation was made to the LISUP-4 project to support the on...</p></p></p>


    Posted on Sep 26, 2017

    <p>Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse 27 August – 1 September 2017</p> <p>As part of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) Delegation, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia attended the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27th August – 1st September 2017.</p> <p>A total of 24,5% of the Basin area lies within the Republic of Namibia with a population of app. 370000 who depend on water resources to be managed in a sustainable manner. Apart from Governments mandate to manage key water installations, civil society organisations in Namibia also play a vital role in addressing water related iss...</p>

  • 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>

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