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:

Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
Swift code: FIRNNANX


“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

The Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) was founded in 1990 under the leadership of Dr Seely to facilitate the dissemination and application of long-term insights and experiences gained at Gobabeb to the benefit decision-making and sustainable management of the broader Namibian environment. DRFN established an office in Windhoek in 1995. Since then the DRFN has, through its projects and general involvement in current affairs, strived to ensure informed decision-making based on applied research, knowledge and understanding of the environment for sustainable livelihoods and development....

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On Tuesday 22 of September 2020, the DRFN and its project partners University of Namibia (UNAM) and Reos Partners held an inception meeting for the CLARE project at Outapi Town hotel in Outapi, Omusati region. 

The overall aim of the CLARE project is to create urgency and agency on climate action through collective action in semi-arid Namibia, that can be achieved through the vertical and horizontal integration of key actors from the national, regional, and local levels. The purpose of the inception meeting was to share the original objectives of the project with participants, share and refine...

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The DRFN is proud to be a partner with Omba Arts Trust, who throughout the year's have been supporting our San Communities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos-Sonneblom.

COVID-19 has had devastating impacts on the livelihoods and incomes of these communities, and it is only through fund raising initiatives, donations and purchases of these beautifully crafted products that we can lend a helping hand. It is against this background that the Omba Arts Trust, has developed this video aimed at raising funds through alternate means for these crafters, who have very...

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A CDKN-supported project in Namibia is experimenting with different ways to communicate climate change information to policymakers both at regional and national level, as well as to local communities in more accessible ways. The project, focused on strengthening regional climate change governance and gender-responsive climate action, commissioned the development of a graphic to highlight the implications of the latest research findings on what global warming of 1.5°C means for Namibia, a climate change hotspot and an already very dry, hot and water-stressed country. And because of these variab...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Campaign
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This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.