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  • Training for basin management committee and forum members of Tsumeb sub-basin

    Posted on Nov 21, 2012

    <p>Training for the Tsumeb Sub Basin Management Committee and Forum Members was held in Tsumeb from the 6th – 7th of November 2012. The training was facilitated by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and the aim of the training was to enhance knowledge, skills and the attitude of the Basin Management Committee.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9011f40913.jpg" alt="Group work" border="0" width="600" height="450"></p> <p><i></i></p> <center>Participants having group discussion on integrated water resources management</center> <p>Various topics were deliberated on during the two day training session, ranging from the legal framework, demarcation of Namibia into basins, stakeholder participation, and effective representation. The ...</p></p>

  • E-CAP: Introduction of proposed dry sanitation systems for piloting in the Nuwe Fontein and /Aub!gaos communities in the Karas Region

    Posted on Nov 15, 2012

    <p>The E-CAP team facilitated two workshops in Nuwe Fontein and /Aub!gaos. The aim of the workshops was to introduce the proposed dry sanitation systems to the communities and raise awareness on health and hygiene.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9013385670.jpg" alt="Nuwe Community" border="0" width="600" height="450"></p> <p><i></i></p> <center>Nuwe Fontein community members attending the workshop</center> <p>The dry sanitation systems proposed for piloting were the Amalooloo and Envirosan. The awareness raising activities were done together with staff from the Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Cordination DWSSC and Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) in the region. The dry sanitation systems were displayed for the...</p></p>

  • The weekend that was!!!! Gobabeb Open day 50th Anniversary

    Posted on Oct 10, 2012

    <p>The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre held its annual Open Day on 22nd September 2012 to help celebrate its 50th anniversary. Six DRFN staff members supported preparations and participated in the event by arranging posters of past Summer Desertification Projects, past Summer Land Care Projects and a summary of the past participants and what they are doing now. DRFN staff also sent out the invitations on their much faster website, served as the focal point for attendance confirmations and organised participation of students who had worked with Gobabeb in various projects. DRFN also supplied ...</p>

  • ECAP Project: Site visit to Grudorn South and Nico-Noord, including a meeting with the Karas & Hardap Regional Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation Cordination (DWSSC).

    Posted on Oct 04, 2012

    <p>The E-CAP team travelled to the pilot sites in Grundorn South and Nico Noord in the Hardap region to collect temperature loggers which were installed in August 2012. Four toilets were installed with temperature loggers, one in the collection chamber just above the drying bucket, and the other inside the toilet. The recording was timed at 6 minute intervals and recordings were taken from the 22nd of August until the 25th of September 2012. This is a follow up investigation to see whether the temperature in these toilets reaches the optimum temperature (50°) required to speed up the dying proce...</p>

  • Fourth LISUP Newsletter

    Posted on Sep 10, 2012

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c90187b3564.png" alt="LISUP" border="0" width="600" height="93"></p> <p>The fourth Edition of the newsletter for the Livelihood Support Program to the Resettlement Farms of Skoonheid, Drimiopsis, Donkerbos and Sonneblom can now be downloaded from this site. The LISUP Newsletter intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities. The LISUP programmes in the Omaheke Region are implemented by the DRFN and FCEAR – HABITAFRICA.</p> <p>Please<a href=""> click here</a> to read the newsletter</p></p>

  • New publication available for download

    Posted on Aug 23, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Cuve logo.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9019410462.jpg" alt="Cuve logo" width="253" height="75" border="0"></p> <p>The latest version of the CuveWaters IWRM Toolkit has been added to the report page. To download the document, just click this link. <strong><a href="">CuveWaters IWRM Toolkit</a>: Collection of Sources for Information and Tools on IWRM – An instrument for supporting planning and decision making processes (2012)</strong>.</p></p>

  • Soccer tournament

    Posted on Aug 12, 2012

    <p>As part of the DRFN’s commitment to team building staff from the various themes in the DRFN partook in the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation’s (NBC’s) “Battle of all tournaments” which was held at the Khomasdal stadium in Windhoek on Saturday, 4th August 2012.</p> <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9019f956f6.jpg" alt="Team" border="0" width="600" height="450"></p> <p><i></i></p> <center>DRFN team players and coach</center> <p>DRFN participated in the 7-a-side soccer tournament, although the team did not make it out of the group stage, it put up a spirited performance by winning one match and drawing another out of the four group matches. The support from other staff members was brilliant as a host of them came to support and chee...</p></p>

  • NID Connecting the Dots launch jingle for DRFN

    Posted on Jun 25, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Connecting_dots.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c901ae1a371.jpg" alt="Connecting dots" width="300" height="229" border="0"></p> <p>Connecting the Dots, a project conducted by the Namibia Institute for Democracy (NID) with funding from the Finnish Embassy in Windhoek, aims to enhance public knowledge about the work of Civil Society Organisations, CSO’s in Namibia. Connecting the Dots uses short films on television, community dialogue, radio interviews, articles in local newspapers and music video to inform Namibians about the work of CSOs.</p> <p>DRFN is one of the CSOs that was given the opportunity to present some aspects of the work we are doing. A film team joined the <a href="">E-CAP team</a> while in the field piloting a solid waste mana...</p></p>

  • DRFN facilitated FIRM workshop at Mashare

    Posted on Jun 07, 2012

    <p>The 5th of June DRFN arranged, on behalf of <a href="">The Future Okavango</a> (<a href="">TFO</a>) project, the first Forum for Integrated Resources Management (FIRM) workshop involving both community representatives from the three project villages Tjeye, Mashare and Mopapama east of Rundu in Kavango region, and their service providers. The workshop was held at MITC at Mashare, following a series of meetings that DRFN, together with other TFO partners, have held over the past 12 months with the Village Development Committees and the broader community in the three villages, aimed at introducing the FIRM concept and identif...</p>

  • E-CAP 2: Re-assessment of water supply and sanitation services in Kalkrand

    Posted on Jun 07, 2012

    <p>Last week of May the E-CAP team worked with the Kalkrand Village Council, reviewing the <a href="">Performance Support Team (PST)</a> approach that was piloted in 2011, introducing the concept of performance indicators and discussing the outline of a socio-economic survey to be conducted in the village. The team also conducted an assessment of the current status of water supply and sanitation services in the village by interviewing representatives from 38 households and inspection of their water supply and sanitation facilities. The assessment was carried out in close co-operation with the technical staff of...</p>

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