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WE ARE DRFN

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:

DRFN
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

The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL) is currently supporting a Research Portfolio comprising of 88 projects (worth € 23.8 million over five years since 2012) supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

With the first research portfolio coming to an end in April 2018 and the start of the second research and capacity development portfolio in 2018, SASSCAL will host a SASSCAL Regional Science Conference in April 2018.The overall aim of the conference is to highlight SASSCAL’s key achievements in resear...

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Dec
15
2017

Dear Esteemed Partners,


Please note that we are officially closing office for the holidays as from 15 December 2017. We will re-open as from the 15th of January, 2018.

Wishing you a blessed festive season, wonderful new year!

DRFN team

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The  second phase of the TH!NK NAMIBIA Campaign was officially launched last week Wednesday 8 November. 

The main objectives of the project is to contribute to the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency in Namibia with the focus on schools, SMEs and start-ups in rural parts of Namibia. This project titled: Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) will be implemented from 2017 to 2019 and will contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on renewable energy by addressing the need to provide tailored clean energy solutions to rural communi...

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From Left-Right: Martin Schneider, Michelle Pfaffenthaler, Piet Heyns, Gabi Schneider, Lesley-Anne van Wyk and Clemens von Doderer [Read more...]

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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.