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  • TFO – Implementing the FIRM approach – updated

    Posted on Apr 02, 2012

    <p>From 26 – 29 March the DRFN members of The Future Okavango (TFO) project visited the project sites in Tjeye, Mopopama and Mashare in the Kavango Region. The purpose of this visit was to hold meetings with the three Village Development Committees (VDC) and the communities at large. The meetings were aimed at preparing the VDCs for their first formal ‘Forum for Integrated Resource Management (FIRM)’ meeting, involving representatives from the three communities and all their service providers. All three villages have established functional VDCs that are eager to take the FIRM approach to a higher...</p>

  • Assessing dry sanitation systems in rural Namibia

    Posted on Apr 02, 2012

    <p>Between the 19th and the 23rd of March the E-CAP team conducted an assessment of the 17 Otji-toilets that were constructed in Grundorn south and the greater Nico area in the Hardap region in the first year of the project. The Otji-toilet is a dry sanitation system developed in Namibia for Namibian conditions. The team held focus group discussions and met with representatives from various households at the two sites. They met with both families that are using the dry sanitation systems, as well as with families that have still not gained access to improved sanitation systems, e.g. using buckets...</p>

  • 1st LIPROSAN newsletter

    Posted on Mar 22, 2012

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902794b9d0.png" alt="Capture" border="0" width="600" height="79"></p> <p>The first edition of the newsletter for The Livelihood Program for Okongo San Resettlement Projects (LIPROSAN) can now be downloaded from this side. The LIPROSAN programme targets the resettlement projects of Onamatadiva, Eendobe, Oshanashiwa and Ekoka in the Okongo Constituency of Ohangwena Region. The LIPROSAN Newsletter intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities.The LIPROSAN programmes in the Ohangwena Region are implemented by the DRFN and the Government.</p> <p>Please <a href="">click here</a> to read the newsletter.</p></p>

  • 3rd LISUP/WATSAN newsletter

    Posted on Mar 21, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="Lisup_newsletter.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9028311272.jpg" border="0" alt="Lisup newsletter" width="600" height="92"></p> <p>The Third 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 <strong>LISUP and WATSAN Newsletter</strong> intends to share progress made and inform you of the projects planned activities. The LISUP and WATSAN 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>

  • E-CAP publications

    Posted on Mar 16, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="DRFN.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c90292b62e5.jpg" border="0" alt="DRFN" width="100" height="62"></p> <p>New reports by the E-CAP project have been added to the Publications page. You can access these by clicking <a href="">here</a>.</p></p>

  • President’s IQP Award 2011 won by WPI@DRFN

    Posted on Jan 27, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="QLP_award.png" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c9029e99d0c.png" border="0" alt="QLP award" width="600" height="510"></p> <p><strong>CONGRATULATIONS!!!</strong><br> The DRFN congratulates Valerie Boutin, Caitlin Butler, Samuel Kesseli and Mary Clare McCorry, students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the USA, who were awarded the President’s IQP Award 2011 for their study titled: <strong>Improving Water Quality and Sanitation in Rural Namibian Communities: a baseline assessment on Odendaal farms and development of community-integrated implementation</strong>. This study was conducted under the rural component of the E-CAP project.</p> <p>The Integrative Qualifying Project (IQP) is part of WPI’s innovative project-based curriculum. All students are...</p></p></p>

  • E-CAP internship

    Posted on Jan 25, 2012

    <p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="ECAP Kalkrand.jpg" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902a706ff1.jpg" border="0" alt="ECAP Kalkrand" width="300" height="199"></p> <p>DRFN is inviting students at Polytechnic of Namibia and University of Namibia to apply for an internship. The internship is part of the project “Sustainable use of Namibia’s natural resources: contributing towards enhancing the capacity of future decision makers”, referred to as E-CAP. You can find more information about the E-CAP project at this link: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Only students that are required by their institution to undertake an internship as part of their studies can qualify for this internship. The internship will start as soon as possible, and would be for a period of 3...</p></p>

  • Signing of ECAP2

    Posted on Jan 23, 2012

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902b17c679.png" alt="ECAP2improved" title="ECAP2improved.png" border="0" width="600" height="538"></p> <p>The 24th of January 2012 the Finnish Embassy and the DRFN signed an agreement for funding of a second year of the E-CAP project. The event took place at the Finnish Embassy in Windhoek. Stefan Nel, the chief accountant is here seen with the acting charge de affairs Ms. Joki Kyyny after signing the agreement.</p> <p>For this second year of implementation of the E-CAP project, DRFN will continue its work with rural communities and local authorities, contributing to improved sanitation services in the rural areas of Namibia, and to support local authorities in enhancing their capacity to deliver requir...</p></p>

  • Inauguration of Tsumkwe Energy

    Posted on Jan 23, 2012

    <p><img style="display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto;" src="/storage/app/media/uploaded-files/58c902c0a0de7.jpg" alt="Tsumkwe inauguration" title="tsumkwe_inauguration.jpg" border="0" width="600" height="450"></p> <p><b>The Tsumkwe Energy solar/diesel hybrid system was inaugurated at a big media event in Tsumkwe on the 24th of January 2012.</b> As the EU funding is coming to an end in February 2012, this marked the end of DRFN’s direct involvement in the management and monitoring of the system. Dr. Mary Seely (in the picture), representing the DRFN, gave a key note address at the event.</p> <p>Discussions with EU, NamPower and Otjizondjupa Regional Council regarding sustainability of the plant and possibilities for DRFN to continue its involvement are still on-going.</p> <p>To download the key note address given by Dr. Seely...</p></p>

  • Finnish Embassy round table meeting

    Posted on Oct 17, 2011

    <p>Fransiska Nghitila and Faith Simataa attended the Finnish Round Table meeting which was held from 29-30 September 2011 at the NIPAM premises in Olympia, Windhoek. The first day was dedicated to a training workshop on HIV/AIDS facilitated by Positive Vibes, a local non-governmental organisation involved in capacity development of those infected and affected by the pandemic.</p> <p>This was done to set the scene for the second day, where project partners had to provide feedback on project activities carried out by them thus far with the Finnish funding. As a result of this, the main aim is to mainstre...</p>

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