The DRFN is the Adaptation Fund's  (AF), national implementing entity (NIE) since been accredited in 2013. The DRFN has thus been able to secure funding for a project to pilot rural desalination plants using renewable power and membrane technology. The aim of the proposed project is thus to pilot the treatment by reverse osmosis (RO) of poor quality local groundwater to a level that complies with the national standards for drinking water, using sun and wind energy to power the process.The two selected project sites are at Grünau settlement and at Bethanie village, both located in the far south...

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This years World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought event was held in Rehoboth in the Hardap Region.

As had been the tradition, the DRFN has always supported the efforts of our national partners by providing them with educational material. This year the DRFN donated copies of two environmental  books to the Ministry of Environment and Tourism which were handed out to the public during these commerations. These are: The environmental reader; a resource book for Namibia and another book titled: A travelers guide to understanding environmental terms in Namibia.

Both these books are availab...

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”


Semi-arid regions of the world are often thought of as being particularly vulnerable to climate change. They are already climatically stressed with high temperatures, low rainfall and long dry seasons. Semi-arid ...

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The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

2018 Theme “Land has true value – invest in it.”

In keeping with this years theme we invite you to purchase a copy of book titled; Namib: Secrets of a desert uncovered. This book was authored by the founder of the DRFN; Mary Seely as well as one of the DRFN's associ...

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