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 DRFN and HSF-Namibia have as co-implementers of the NSFM project are pleased to announce the following calls for proposals.

Provision of professional consultancy services for various activities of the EU funded project ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia (NSFM-Project):

Description of Services:

  1. Conducting a baseline study

  2. Creating educational material

  3. Creating a publication on Sustainable Forest Management

  4. Creating a training manual for educational project activities

  5. ...

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We are looking for a PROJECT ASSISTANT for the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region of Namibia’ Project 

The Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF) is looking for a proactive Project Assistant with excellent insights into the Kavango-Zambezi Region to work collaboratively with the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region of Namibia’ Project (SFM-Project) team. In this role, the Project Assistant will oversee tasks delegated to him/ her by the Project Manager, liaise and coordinate with various stakeholders and ensure that the...

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The DRFN through as accredited entity to the #AdaptationFund together with its implementing entity #Namwater this past week inaugurated the desalination plant at Grunau and held a groundbreaking ceremony for the site in Bethanie. These two projects aim to desalinate groundwater utilizing various renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind, aimed at climate change adaptation. Furthermore the project aims to build resilience of vulnerable communities  and groups to climate change and increase the the capacity of government agencies to to manage water supply planning and policy processes...

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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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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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