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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 African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI), based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), working together with the University of Namibia (UNAM) and University of Botswana (UB), is producing a series of journalistic articles which address key research findings relating to how semi-arid regions in southern Africa should respond to the threat of a changing climate. 

This series is part of the outputs from a collaborative research project: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This 5-year (2014-2018) project focuses on climate change adaptation in the Omusati Region in Namibia ...

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This week a successful exchange between experienced brickmakers in Skoonheid and brickmaking entrepreneurs in Drimiopsis provided an excellent opportunity for collaboration.  The seasoned Skoonheid brickmakers generously shared their successes and challenges.  In the process Skoonheid brickmakers had opportunity to examine their business structure and viability. Drimiopsis entrepreneurs learned much about the details required to own and operate a successful brick making business.

Capacity building in resettlement communities is strengthened through collaborations and efficient use of resources...

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Growing food in the Kalahari Desert requires skill and tenacity.  As an expert Permaculturalist, Fabian von Hase structured training over six months -  from soil preparation to harvest. 

An emphasis on home gardens provided valuable opportunity for motivated residents to learn ecological planting techniques to help overcome the challenges of growing crops in the Kalahari Desert.  Von Hase surprised many participants with emphasis on the need for trees to moderate hot direct sunlight, conserve water, and maximize nutritional value. His training concentrated on soil amendment and mulching techni...

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The African Climate & Development Initiative (ACDI), based at the University of Cape Town (UCT), working together with the University of Namibia (UNAM) and University of Botswana (UB), is producing a series of journalistic articles which address key research findings relating to how semi-arid regions in southern Africa should respond to the threat of a changing climate. 

This series is part of the outputs from a collaborative research project: Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR). This 5-year (2014-2018) project focuses on climate change adaptation in the Omusati Region in Namibia ...

[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
Our Partners and Sponsors in support of our work include:
This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.