PROJECTS

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FNB-Namibia
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  • 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>

  • Invitation To The First SADC Youth Forum Meeting_23 July 2015

    Posted on Jul 15, 2015

    <p><a href="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_1.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fec72176f.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8febc14cbc.jpg" alt="MEDIA ADVISORY_Invitation to join SADC Youth Water Forum_Page_1" width="232" height="300" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3061" srcset="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_1-232x300.jpg 232w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_1-482x624.jpg 482w" sizes="(max-width: 232px) 100vw, 232px"></a></p> <p><a href="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_2.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fecdcba6e.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fec10d2d7.jpg" alt="MEDIA ADVISORY_Invitation to join SADC Youth Water Forum_Page_2" width="232" height="300" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3062" srcset="http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_2-232x300.jpg 232w, http://drfn.org.na/files/2015/07/MEDIA-ADVISORY_Invitation-to-join-SADC-Youth-Water-Forum_Page_2-482x624.jpg 482w" sizes="(max-width: 232px) 100vw, 232px"></a></p></p></p>

  • Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project

    Posted on May 07, 2015

    <p>The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia, in partnership with the DRFN are implementing a three-year project from 2015-2017 to support national efforts for public awareness on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The project will engage a variety of stakeholders across the country including schools, the media, social entrepreneurs and political decision makers.</p> <p>The project objectives are:</p> <ul><ul><li>Increase knowledge and skill on environmental issues.</li> <li>Promote knowledge transfer in the environmental sector.</li> <li>Promote social entrepreneurship in the environmental sector.</li> <li>Su...</li></ul></ul>

  • SADC Youth Written (essay or story) and visual (art or photo) competition

    Posted on Apr 21, 2015

    <p>Are you between the ages of 15 and 18 years? Get involved in #Action 2015. Help secure a positive future in water management in your country and around SADC. Win great prizes in this region-wide competition! Youth from schools, tertiary institutions, NGOs, or associates are invited to voice out and have a say on “<b><i>Why Water is a precious resource in Southern Africa beyond 2015</i></b>”</p> <p>Submit a written (essay or story) or a visual (photograph or a drawing/painting), entry or do both!!</p> <p>Click <a href="http://www.drfn.info/docs/water/SADC_WATER_WEEKS_Youth_Competition_%20Announcement.pdf">here</a> for competition details.</p>

  • Call for interested youth networks & organisations: SADC Water Week

    Posted on Apr 06, 2015

    <p>The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) in partnership with SADC, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP SA) and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN)  is calling for interested youth groups to register to attend the SADC Youth Forum Meeting tentatively scheduled for 27 May 2015 in Windhoek.</p> <p> <br> Under the auspices of SADC, MAWF will hold the SADC Water Week from 27-29 May 2015. This national youth forum will bring together youth stakeholders at the national level, to work together in mapping the way forward for youth involvement in the country’s water and sanita...</br></p>

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