The media has recently carried a number of articles highlighting the dire state of the water reserves in Namibia due to the current drought, especially in the central region where Windhoek, the capital, is situated. According to Namwater, Namibia’s bulk water supplier, water reserves as they currently stand will last until September 2016, if there are no inflows into the dams during the next rain season. After that date, water supply from boreholes, water recycling and the canal from the north will only be sufficient to satisfy about half the demand. If the water shortages do materialise in 20...

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The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) is a Non-Governmental Organisation with the vision to see Namibia where people manage the environment for sustainable livelihoods. The DRFN works collaboratively in all sectors involved in management and use of natural resources, concentrating on the lands and livelihoods, energy and water sectors, with Government, commercial entities, non-Governmental and community-based organisations.
Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with poverty and work together to end this injustice for everyone. Oxfam believes in working toward a world i...

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The overall objective of the project is to improve the health, hygiene and well being of the population in Schlip settlement in the Hardap region.

Specific project objectives are:
• Schlip community has improved access to sustainable, safe and dignified sanitation
• Capacity of local communities strengthened to facilitate personal and environmental health and hygiene

In line with the first specific objective, the DRFN team is starting the construction of dry sanitation systems. In liaison with the project stakeholders (Hardap Regional Council, Ministry of Water, Agriculture and Forestry- ...


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The Summer Drylands Programme (SDP) is a two months research methodology course offered by the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre.

The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Gobabeb Research and Training Centre (Gobabeb Centre) are inviting students and recent graduates from the University of Namibia (UNAM), Polytechnic of Namibia (PoN) and the International Univeristy of Management (IUM) to apply for participation in the Summer Drylands Programme (SDP). Students from all faculties are invited to apply.

The objectives of the programme...

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