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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  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...]

Susan Hammit is a Peace Corps volunteer who has been with the DRFN since September 2017. She is based in Gobabis and has been assigned to work on the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP), which is currently in its fourth implementation phase.

Susan will be in Namibia for a period of 2 years, and whilst here she will focus mainly on training the project beneficiaries on financial literacy aspects as well as exploring various income generating activities that the beneficiaries can engage on to improve their livelihoods.

The DRFN welcomes you on-board and it is our wish and desire that the skill...

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When a young woman, Magano Ndemufayo, approached our Peace Corps volunteer and asked, “Can you help the young women in Drimiopsis?”  the DRFN recognized that a women’s group focused on financial literacy, life skills, and income opportunities may be a strong platform for sustainable self-sufficiency.  The group met for the first time on October 31st with nine motivated and capable women who named their new organization and got right to work planning a project to raise funds in the spirit of self-sufficiency.  

Each meeting will focus on financial literacy, life skills, and income producing opp...

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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.