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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.
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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

Temperatures in Namibia are set to rise much more rapidly than the global average. At 2°C global warming, the temperature in Namibia will increase by 2.7°C on average across the country. As temperatures rise, the threat of water scarcity will increase for Namibia, with knock-on effects for agriculture, health and the economy.  This means there is an urgent need to accelerate Namibia’s adaptation responses by: 

- Strengthening the ability of communities to respond to projected climate change impacts, through diversifying crops and farming practices, practising soil and water conservation, and t...

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“Namibia is heating up: What does global warming of 1.5 °C mean for us?”   Short-course on climate change for Parliamentarians

The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in collaboration with the Climate Change Adaptation research results in Africa (CLARE-Namibia) are rolling out short courses on the 1.5- and -2 degrees climate change projections for Namibia to the Parliamentary Standing Committees on Natural Resources and Economics and Public Administration.

The short courses project that is being implemented by the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the Desert Research Foundation Namibi...

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Namibia is a semi-arid country and a climate change ‘hotspot’ in southern Africa. The Oshana Region has been hard-hit by droughts in particular, which have drastically disrupted farming practices and people’s livelihoods. Exacerbating these climate change impacts are various non-climatic issues including unemployment and gender norms that already put women at risk.

As part of the CDKN-funded project, Strengthening regional climate change governance through integrating gender-responsive climate action, the University of Namibia has produced a film that explores the experiences of community memb...

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The DRFN has always taken an active roll in consciously recruiting, training and grooming young professionals in the environmental field. Given the vast array of our projects and the practical on-the-ground implementation approach of most of our project activities, it is sometimes nerve-wrecking for our young professionals to carry out some of the activities, for the first time.

Ms. Linda Nanyala, is one of our young professionals supporting the implementation of the CLARE-Namibia project and in the blog post below she narrates how to transitioned from the office into the field, in retrospect ...

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DRFN is an implementing partner of the Th!nkNamibia https://www.thinknamibia.org.na
- Environmental Awareness, Renewable Energies, Climate Change, and Sustainable Forest Management Campaigns.
In collaboration with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) is implementing the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM)-Project that is funded by the European Union (2020 – 2023)....
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Disclaimer: The contents of the website are the sole responsibility of DRFN and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union. This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.