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 Executing Entity (EE) for the Adaptation Funds project in Namibia, NamWater has issued a tender for the construction of desalination pilot plants at Grunau and Bethanie, in the Kharas region. These plants will be powered by renewable energy and membrane technology and desalination is the preferred technology to improve the quality of brackish water; often found in aquifers in southern Namibia. These pilot plants will be used to provide knowledge and skills on how to effectively and efficiently desalinate poor quality groundwater on a small-scale, using hybrid renewable energy technology.


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The Adaptation Fund is hosting the sixth Climate Finance Readiness Seminar for accredited national implementing entities (NIEs) from 5-9 August 2019 in St. John’s, Antigua & Barbuda.

The Climate Finance Readiness Seminar is an annual event that is meant to facilitate experience sharing and learning as well as provide information that is useful to NIEs in performing their implementing entity role.

 Notable topics to be discussed this year include gender, innovation in climate change adaptation, and an introduction of the Adaptation Fund’s Technical Evaluation Reference Group (TERG). NIEs will a...

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The Namibia Water Partnership (NWP) is not-for-profit action network of institutionally diverse partner organizations at the country level. The DRFN is the current host institution and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) is the secretariat. 

The NWP hereby invites interested institutions/organizations/individuals to apply for membership and applications are welcome from various sectors comprising of government, private sector, NGO's, CBO's and academia.

More information on the application process, is contained in the attached public notice: Min of Agri_Pub Notice_19x3.pdf

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During the month of August, the DRFN in partnership with the Regional Sustainability Network, which is an initiative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (Kenya) will host a series of dialogues known as the "Climate Change Baraza's". 

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, one of the main criticisms from youth is that their presence at key United Nations meetings is often tokenistic and that, at such a critical point in time, they don’t have a meaningful seat at the table.

To address this, youth delegates attending the Fourth UN Environment Assembly came together to identify a series...

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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.