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

The DRFN is seeking the services of a communications expert or consulting firm for a short-term assignment on the "Uptake of Climate Change Adaptation Research Results in Africa" (CLARE) project. 

The overall objective of the consultancy is to design and develop appropriate communications modalities for short courses on climate change with available content for targeted project stakeholders. The purpose of the consultancy is to design learning strategies for different stakeholders that incorporate comprehensive approaches, methods, and tools that can be used by the project to carry out the imp...

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Namibia is one of the countries that will be particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming above 1.5 °C because it is already a hot, dry and water-stressed country that is prone to extreme environmental conditions. The 1.5 °C temperature increase will not only lead to distinct climatic conditions but will worsen already existing vulnerabilities hence there is a need for the country to implements extensive, adaptive and transformative responses the 1.5°C threshold. 

It is against this background that the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and its project partners, The Unive...

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DRFN has a vacancy for a local based and dynamic intern, who is passionate about environmental sustainability and community development in Namibia.

The internship is part of the project titled “Uptake of Climate Change Adaptation research results in Africa” (CLARE).

The overall objective of the programme is to further the uptake of research results and innovations generated under the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and to build resilience to climate change in Namibia. This specific project builds onto the research results from the Adaptation at Scale in...

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Dear Readers,

The revised version of the Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A resource book for Namibia is now available online.

Happy reading!

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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.