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  • Invitation To The First SADC Youth Forum Meeting_23 July 2015

    Posted on Jul 15, 2015

    <p><a href="" 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=" 232w, 482w" sizes="(max-width: 232px) 100vw, 232px"></a></p> <p><a href="" 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=" 232w, 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="">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>

  • Building the Capacity for Participatory Democracy and Development for Improved Access to Water and Sanitation Services

    Posted on Mar 26, 2015

    <p>Training took place from 19-24 March with two Northern Local Authorities ( Oshakati and Oshikuku).<br>  <br> The training was conducted by Dr Johaness Heeb from cewas, in partnership with DRFN. Staff members from the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), from Windhoek, Otjiwarongo and Swakopmund were also present. The DRFN has partnered up with the ACC to implement this toolbox in other areas where the ACC is working, and this is why ACC were part of this training (to learn to facilitate the toolbox).<br><a href="" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff0376ee2.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8fefe10bcb.jpg" alt="cewas 2" width="225" height="300" align="center" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3027" srcset=" 225w, 468w, 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px"></a></p> <p>The aim of the training was <b> implement the water integrity toolbox</b>. <br><i>The water integrity toolbox is a 6 st...</i></br></p></br></br></br></p>

  • Business Breakfast Meeting: A resounding success

    Posted on Mar 24, 2015

    <p>The Business Breakfast meeting on <i>Promoting Good Governance in the Provision of Water and Sanitation Services: Challnges, Gaps and Opportunities </i> was a success. Here is a<b> summary of some of the outcomes</b> from the meeting.</p> <p><a href="" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff1c81358.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3014" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff120e0cd.jpg" alt="FotorCreated 2" width="600" height="525"></a></p> <ul><li>We should all take responsibility for our water resources.</li> <li>We should engage in activities that will facilitate restoration of our river systems.</li> <li>Everyone’s involvement and participation is of paramount importance especially in reducing the levels of pollution.</li> <li>There are various open forums like the Upper Swakop Basin Committee where we can all be involved.</li> <li>The City of Windhoe...</li></ul></p>

  • Invitation to a breakfast meeting 25 March 2015

    Posted on Mar 23, 2015

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Centre for Water Management Services (cewas) will be co-hosting a business breakfast on the 25th of March 2015 at Nice Restaurant from 08:00 am to 10:30 am.</p> <p>The topic for this ‘Dialogue’ is: <b>Promoting Good Governance in the Provision of Water and Sanitation Services: Challenges, Gaps and Opportunities.</b></p> <p>The target group of the Business Breakfast includes policy makers, local authorities, practitioners, civil society organisations and the general public. We will be greatly honoured if you co...</p>

  • World Water Day 22 March

    Posted on Mar 18, 2015

    <p>Piet du Pisani, the Director of the DRFN handed over books to Maria Amakali, the Director of Resource Management in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and Cynthia Ortmann, the Chair of the Local Organizing committee. This is in preparation for the commemoration of the World Wetlands/Water Day. This year’s celebrations will be held at Kamutjonga Inland Fisheries Institute (KIFI), in Kavango East from the 25th to the 26th of March 2015. This will be under the theme “Water and Sustainable development”.</p> <p></p> <center><a href="" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff4db38a0.jpg"><img src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c8ff420d49b.jpg" alt="piet" width="400" height="400" align="center" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-2974" srcset=" 150w, 96w, 24w, 36w, 48w, 64w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px"></a></center> <p>This donation of books on water and the environment is aimed at learners who ar...</p></center>

  • Gender mainstreaming training

    Posted on Mar 16, 2015

    <p>The overall objective of the SADC Gender Unit is to facilitate the achievement of substantive equality between women and men in the SADC region. This is to be achieved through mainstreaming gender into all national and regional policies, programmes and activities. SADC member states are encouraged to adopt positive measures to accelerate progress in this regard.</p> <p>The SADC-IWRM pilot project was held in Mariental between 10 and 11 March 2015. The pilot project had the opportunity to work together with Ms. Muchimba Sikumba-Dils from the SADC Gender Unit on these two days. The training workshop...</p>

  • Environmental books for leaners

    Posted on Mar 08, 2015

    <p>The environment has an important role in children’s development because of the amount of time children spend in the environment. Children spend most of their time playing outdoors and interacting with the environment. We believe children are special enough to provide a beautiful environment for their benefit. After all, they are tomorrow’s leaders and therefore need to be equipped for tomorrow’s challenges. This means preparing them for the future they will inherit. Children should learn how to interact and preserve the environment. They should learn to relate to the environment in a way that ...</p>

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