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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Account number: 555 011 525 61
Branch: Maerua
Branch code: 282273
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“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

This is often the question those in the water sector have to answer with regards to the current management of water especially in the rural areas where so much responsibility is placed on Water Point Committees (WPC), who most of the time do not have the resources (human, financial and technical) to successfully manage these water points. Last year the ASSAR project published a briefing note on lessons from decentralised water governance in Namibia and this highlights important lessons why the current practice does not work and why new approaches to governance are needed to support effective p...

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On the 13th of February the DRFN convened various key stakeholders in Gobabis for the quarterly steering committee meeting for the Livelihoods Supports Programme, which is currently in its fourth phase of implementation (LISUP-4).

That being said; when one enters Gobabis you are normally greeted by the lovely splendor of water that is found at the Tilda Viljoen dam; one of the largest dams in Omaheke that supplies water to the town of Gobabis. It was indeed a total shock to see that this body of water has been reduced to nothing but a puddle of mud, and this is attributed to the lack of rainfa...

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For two days from 31st January until the 1st of February, stakeholders from different entities comprising of government, private sector, civil society organisations /non-governmental organisations met in Lesotho under the auspices of ORASECOM to consult on the development of the Climate Resilient Water Investment Plan of the Orange-Senqu River basin.

The Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) promotes the equitable and sustainable development of the resources of the Orange-Senqu River. ORASECOM provides a forum for consultation and coordination between the riparian states to promote integrat...

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As part of the project's aim to inform and transform climate change adaptation and policy the ASSAR project held a series of radio-shows last year on the Oshiwambo radio station (KATI-fm). Key Informative Interviews (KII) conducted by the project researchers indicate that radio is the most common source of information for most people and  66% of the population  have access to this service.  Furthermore, many people who rely on extension services often are not able to access such services and therefore the radio series made provision for various staff of the key ministries involved in the clima...

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This website was created with the support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation.