The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
If you wish to make a donation towards the work that the organization implements, please make use of these banking details.
For more information on this please contact:
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX
“Namibia is a country that is primarily arid to semi-arid, as is about 30% of the globe. How can sustainable development take place in such environments? The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia was established to support research but also to address sustainable development throughout arid lands. The DRFN tackles issues ranging from water to energy to land from a human and a basic biophysical perspective, as well as undertaking awareness and capacity building necessary to support this approach”
Understanding who is vulnerable to what stressors, hazards and issues is a very important starting point in deciding how to adapt to climate and other hazards and reduce vulnerability. Too often, interventions are put in place that do not target the groups or individuals that are the most vulnerable and do not understand the local realities of living with and responding to multiple hazards and issues.
Therefore, a Vulnerability and and Risk Assessment (VRA) Training was facilitated by DRFN and UNAM for staff from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare as a tool that provides informa...[Read more...]
The Executing Entity (EE) for the Adaptation Funds project in Namibia, NamWater has issued a tender for the construction of desalination pilot plants at Grunau and Bethanie, in the Kharas region. These plants will be powered by renewable energy and membrane technology and desalination is the preferred technology to improve the quality of brackish water; often found in aquifers in southern Namibia. These pilot plants will be used to provide knowledge and skills on how to effectively and efficiently desalinate poor quality groundwater on a small-scale, using hybrid renewable energy technology.
The Adaptation Fund is hosting the sixth Climate Finance Readiness Seminar for accredited national implementing entities (NIEs) from 5-9 August 2019 in St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.
The Climate Finance Readiness Seminar is an annual event that is meant to facilitate experience sharing and learning as well as provide information that is useful to NIEs in performing their implementing entity role.
Notable topics to be discussed this year include gender, innovation in climate change adaptation, and an introduction of the Adaptation Fund’s Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG). NIEs will a...[Read more...]
The Namibia Water Partnership (NWP) is not-for-profit action network of institutionally diverse partner organizations at the country level. The DRFN is the current host institution and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) is the secretariat.
The NWP hereby invites interested institutions/organizations/individuals to apply for membership and applications are welcome from various sectors comprising of government, private sector, NGO's, CBO's and academia.
More information on the application process, is contained in the attached public notice: Min of Agri_Pub Notice_19x3.pdf[Read more...]
DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign