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  • UNEA-4 and #SolveDifferent

    Posted on Mar 22, 2019

    <p>The DRFN is part of the Regional Sustainability Network (RSN), which is an HSF-Kenya initiative that was launched in September of 2018 and this project will run from 2018-2020. RSN is comprised of various institutions from the civil society sphere currently representing eight countries from sub-Saharan Africa. This network aims to contribute towards achieving of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement through:</p> <ul><li>Enabling a strategic, innovative and efficient information exchange between actors in Africa in the thematic area of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability</li> ...</ul>

  • Does Namibia need a new water management approach?

    Posted on Feb 22, 2019

    <p>This is often the question those in the water sector have to answer with regards to the current management of water especially in the rural areas where so much responsibility is placed on Water Point Committees (WPC), who most of the time do not have the resources (human, financial and technical) to successfully manage these water points. Last year the ASSAR project published a briefing note on lessons from decentralised water governance in Namibia and this highlights important lessons why the current practice does not work and why new approaches to governance are needed to support effective p...</p>

  • Gobabis faces an uncertain water supply future

    Posted on Feb 18, 2019

    <p>On the 13<sup>th</sup> of February the DRFN convened various key stakeholders in Gobabis for the quarterly steering committee meeting for the Livelihoods Supports Programme, which is currently in its fourth phase of implementation (LISUP-4).</p> <p>That being said; when one enters Gobabis you are normally greeted by the lovely splendor of water that is found at the Tilda Viljoen dam; one of the largest dams in Omaheke that supplies water to the town of Gobabis. It was indeed a total shock to see that this body of water has been reduced to nothing but a puddle of mud, and this is attributed to the lack of rainfa...</p>

  • Stakeholder consultations are key to safeguard shared water resource management

    Posted on Feb 04, 2019

    <p>For two days from 31<sup>st</sup> January until the 1<sup>st</sup> of February, stakeholders from different entities comprising of government, private sector, civil society organisations /non-governmental organisations met in Lesotho under the auspices of ORASECOM to consult on the development of the Climate Resilient Water Investment Plan of the Orange-Senqu River basin.</p> <p>The Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) promotes the equitable and sustainable development of the resources of the Orange-Senqu River. ORASECOM provides a forum for consultation and coordination between the riparian states to promote integrat...</p>

  • ASSAR radio series podcasts are now available

    Posted on Jan 18, 2019

    <p>As part of the project's aim to inform and transform climate change adaptation and policy the ASSAR project held a series of radio-shows last year on the Oshiwambo radio station (KATI-fm). Key Informative Interviews (KII) conducted by the project researchers indicate that radio is the most common source of information for most people and  66% of the population  have access to this service.  Furthermore, many people who rely on extension services often are not able to access such services and therefore the radio series made provision for various staff of the key ministries involved in the clima...</p>

  • WELCOME 2019

    Posted on Jan 14, 2019

    <p>As we commence with the new year we would  like to extend a hand of appreciation to all our esteemed stakeholders and we look forward to yet another year of collaboration.</p> <p>Once again we would like to remind our stakeholders that the DRFN will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, and therefore we are calling on all alumni of the DRFN (students, staff, interns, researchers, associates, board members, volunteers, sponsors etc) to assist us with the compilation of a "memory book" to mark this milestone. If you have been a part of the DRFN in one way or another please send us an email with ...</p>

  • We are on a holiday break!

    Posted on Dec 14, 2018

    <p>Dear Esteemed Partners,</p> <p>Please note that we have officially closed our offices for the holidays as from 17 December 2018. We will re-open as from the 14th of January 2019.</p> <p>Wishing you a blessed festive season and a wonderful new year!</p> <p>DRFN team</p>

  • Application form: Adaptation Fund pre-concepts

    Posted on Dec 05, 2018

    <p>The application template can be downloaded here: <a href="">Project pre-concept form AF 2019 (1).doc</a></p>

  • Adaptation Fund: Call for pre-concepts for climate change projects

    Posted on Nov 29, 2018

    <p>The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), in its capacity as the accredited National Implementing Entity for the Adaptation Fund (AF) in Namibia, hereby calls for the submission of pre-concepts for proposed climate change adaptation projects to be carried out in Namibia.</p> <p>The AF finances climate change adaptation projects in the following 9 sectors:</p> <p>•        Agriculture</p> <p>•        Coastal Zone Management</p> <p>•        Disaster Risk Reduction</p> <p>•        Food Security</p> <p>•        Forests</p> <p>•        Multisector Projects</p> <p>•        Rural Development</p> <p>•        Urban Development</p> <p>•        Water Management</p> <p>More...</p>

  • Energy efficient cooking in the Kalahari

    Posted on Nov 15, 2018

    <p>The climate in Donkerbos is characterized by high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons. In recent years, this region has started to have extreme weather events more often than in the past. Last year two of the boreholes in this community have run dry. This is due to climate change, which has caused very bad droughts. Climate change is most worrying for local communities who depend on agriculture for food security and income diversification. The environmental conditions in Donkerbos are desert like, the water table is very deep (mostly deeper than 110m) and groundwater provides the o...</p>

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