From left-right: Ms. Mclesia Mbaisa (MLR), Ouma Magdalena Gamgawases (Drimiopsis), Mr. Johannes Abusema (Chairperson, Drimiopsis Committee), Hon. Clara Bohitile (Chairperson, FNB Foundation Namibia), Bernadette Shalumbu (DRFN), Mr. Tebele (Kalahari Constituency Office)

FNB Handover

Thursday 21 September 2017, was a joyous occasion as the FNB Namibia Foundation handed over a sponsorship amount of N$100,000.00 to the DRFN in support of training activities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos. This donation was made to the LISUP-4 project to support the on...

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Sep
26
2017

Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse 27 August – 1 September 2017

As part of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) Delegation, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia attended the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27th August – 1st September 2017.

A total of 24,5% of the Basin area lies within the Republic of Namibia with a population of app. 370000 who depend on water resources to be managed in a sustainable manner. Apart from Governments mandate to manage key water installations, civil society organisations in Namibia also play a vital role in addressing water related iss...

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The DRFN had the privilege of hosting Vanda Kujbus a Masters student from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark for 3 months (April-June 2017). During her stay in Namibia Vanda was thrown in at the deep end of the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP-4); which is now in its fourth phase on implementation for her Masters thesis.

The objective of her research study was to examine the use of traditional plants for food in the three resettlement farms of Donkerbos, Drimiopsis and Skoonheid, and assess what is still gathered when as well as when these plants are harvested, and lastly look into ...

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Aug
09
2017

Drimiopsis is a diverse settlement just 40km outside Gobabis, with a population size of +-1000 of which a large number are San. The two Schools Mokganedi Thlabanello Secondary and Drimiopsis Primary School make up most of the population numbers, besides the agricultural activities supported by Ministry of Land and Resettlement (MLR) covered under LISUP 4 (Livelihood Support Program) through the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia there are other activities that the community members engage in such as: crafts, minor construction/reparation works, security services, teaching and piece-work. Li...

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