The vision of the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is:
“A Namibia in which people manage the environment for sustainable livelihoods”
Enhancing decision making for sustainable development
OVERALL OBJECTIVES SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
ENHANCE DECISION MAKING
-Contribute to robust national policies, laws and strategies
-Contribute to building sustainable institutions for environmental management
-Promote and build capacity for equitable participation in decision making
MANAGE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
-Promote wise and sustainable use of natural resources
SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS
-Ensure continuous, equitable access to natural resources and services for all in Namibia
-Contribute to the achievement of food security, poverty reduction and enhanced livelihoods
-Contribute to the National Development Plans (NDPs) and Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targets in relevant sectors
DRFN’S CORE VALUES
PASSIONATE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
Maintaining a healthy natural environment that supports the livelihoods of the Namibian people is central to us, therefore passion for the environment is our first value.
We are here to provide relevant information for decision making at all levels. For this reason we strive to be a facts-based organization.
Whatever we do has to be relevant to our objectives and should ultimately contribute towards Vision 2030.
We strive towards sustainable interventions, contributing to Vision 2030.
We strive towards involvement and participation of all stakeholders to achieve enhanced environmental management.