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  • 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="" target='_"blank"'>Commemorating 20 Years Of Tackling Climate Change In Namibia 1995-2015</a>. </p> <p><a href="" 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=" 6000w, 300w, 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>

  • 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="" 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="" 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=" 232w, 482w, 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>

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