Jan 242012
Inauguration of Tsumkwe Energy

The Tsumkwe Energy solar/diesel hybrid system was inaugurated at a big media event in Tsumkwe on the 24th of January 2012. As the EU funding is coming to an end in February 2012, this marked the end of DRFN’s direct involvement in the management and monitoring of the system. Dr. Mary Seely (in the picture), [Read more…]

Oct 182011
Finnish Embassy round table meeting

Fransiska Nghitila and Faith Simataa attended the Finnish Round Table meeting which was held from 29-30 September 2011 at the NIPAM premises in Olympia, Windhoek. The first day was dedicated to a training workshop on HIV/AIDS facilitated by Positive Vibes, a local non-governmental organisation involved in capacity development of those infected and affected by the [Read more…]

Oct 172011
E-CAP Rural

The Director of the DRFN, Viviane Kinyaga handing over a Otji-toilet to Mr Paul Gertze. The first year of E-CAP’s rural component saw the construction of 17 Otji-toilets at five communal farms in the Hardap region. Eight of these toilets have a urine diversion system (UDS) and the remaining nine a non-UDS system. The five [Read more…]

Oct 132011
Tsumkwe hybrid system

The Tsumkwe Energy hybrid system was commissioned in early August 2011. This state-of-the art solar diesel system, with a capacity of 200 kWp solar and 300 kW diesel, is the largest of its kind in Africa, feeding its electricity into a mini-grid supplying the entire settlement of Tsumkwe. Commissioning of the hybrid system: 13 August [Read more…]