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WE ARE DRFN

The DRFN being a non-profit organization depends on funding from external sources to implement some of its activities.
If you wish to make a donation towards the work that the organization implements, please make use of these banking details.
For more information on this please contact:

DRFN
FNB-Namibia
Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX

WHO ARE WE

“Namibia is a country that is primarily arid to semi-arid, as is about 30% of the globe. How can sustainable development take place in such environments? The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia was established to support research but also to address sustainable development throughout arid lands. The DRFN tackles issues ranging from water to energy to land from a human and a basic biophysical perspective, as well as undertaking awareness and capacity building necessary to support this approach”


- Dr.M.K. Seely, Founding Director

It is that that of the year that we need to recharge and spent some time away from the office!

The DRFN will be closed for the holiday season from 16th December 2019, and we will re-open office on the 13th of January 2020.

The DRFN wishes you a joyous festive season and we look forward to being of service to you in 2020!


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The DRFN wishes our founder, Mary a hearty 80th birthday.

We want to thank you for the years of service that you have dedicated to the DRFN. Thank you for your brave and fearless leadership. We wish you many more years, to keep on inspiring the nation.

Happy 80th Birthday Mary!!

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The world needs leadership on climate change and young people are stepping up to the challenge!

The DRFN in partnership with HSF-Kenya have embarked on activities that are specifically geared towards Namibian youth and their role in ensuring climate action. This target group is selected as they constitute the highest percentage of the population and given that they need to see Namibia into the future; they must start having serious discussions around issues of environmental justice today and most importantly start taking climate action to ensure a fair and equitable future for future generatio...

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Understanding who is vulnerable to what stressors, hazards and issues is a very important starting point in deciding how to adapt to climate and other hazards and reduce vulnerability. Too often, interventions are put in place that do not target the groups or individuals that are the most vulnerable and do not understand the local realities of living with and responding to multiple hazards and issues.

Therefore, a Vulnerability and and Risk Assessment (VRA) Training was facilitated by DRFN and UNAM for staff from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare as a tool that provides informa...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign
www.enviro-awareness.org.na
Our Partners and Sponsors in support of our work include:
This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.