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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.
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FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX

WHO ARE WE

“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”


- Dr.M.K. Seely, Founding Director

During the month of August, the DRFN in partnership with the Regional Sustainability Network, which is an initiative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Kenya) will host a series of dialogues known as the "Climate Change Baraza's". 

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, one of the main criticisms from youth is that their presence at key United Nations meetings is often tokenistic and that, at such a critical point in time, they don’t have a meaningful seat at the table.

To address this, youth delegates attending the Fourth UN Environment Assembly came together to identify a series...

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The new post starts to feel like home, after setting up kraals, fencing off and clearing paths for pipelines and home-steads it is finally time to settle down and get comfortable. Although work to make it a village will still continue; at-least most of the hard work is done.

Four households finally settle with a few still preparing to move over, and  now it’s time to take ownership and give this new home a name. The community proposes several names, mostly based on the history of Donkerbos or what walked on the land before other people moved in. Stories are told of how they arrived on the farm...

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To relocate from an area perceived as home for many years takes guts and determination but when it is fueled by a desperate need for water then the circumstances propels you.  The decision did not come easy considering moving away from friends, family and community, families had to split up to allow mothers to stay behind and take care of school going children and the elderly. The move also means regular footing back to Donkerbos to see family, attend meetings, catch up on latest news and access the mobile clinic health services or receive  monthly pension pay-out. Water is that important in D...

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This individual is required for the Collaboration Project ‘Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Platform for Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa (WeMAST) which was granted by the African Union through the Global Monitoring and Environmental Security Programme (GMES). The WeMAST project aims to support wetland assessment and monitoring methods applicable to Southern Africa by developing an integrated platform. This platform can provide wetland information service to SADC wetland authorities for assessment, monitoring by utilizing and integrating existing Earth Observation capabilities a...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign
www.enviro-awareness.org.na
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This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.