About the Summer Land Care Programme (SLCP)
The SLCP is a two month course in applied research aimed at Namibian tertiary students. The course is funded by UNDP through the Country Pilot Partnership (CPP). DRFN is the lead institution coordinating and implementing the programme together with Gobabeb Training and Research Centre. The concept of the course is based on DRFN’s vast experiences from arranging the Summer Desertification Programme, a course that we arranged for 13 consecutive years, with funding from Swedish Sida.
The SLCP of 2010/11 enrolled 12 Namibian tertiary students and recent graduates, who investigated land use and land use changes and forestry (LULUCF) at two pilot sites in Ohangwena region, central northern Namibia. The course is based on lectures given by experts in the fields investigated, project planning, field based data collection, analysis of findings, report writing and final presentation of results and conclusions to key stakeholders. The students are also making posters, newspaper articles and brochures to communicate their findings.
The SLCP student group performing a role play at DRFN’s annual function (3/2/2011).
SLCP report (to be posted here shortly)