Donkerbos, a mainly San community situated in the Omaheke region has over the years had to battle tough semi-arid environment to sustain their livelihoods. Donkerbos is very remote and the community rely mostly on their indigenous knowledge for survival, therefore their environment is an important tool. Often one can observe a community member chewing on a root which is explained to be helpful with tooth pain or soothing a tummy ache. Not only is Donkerbos a source of veld food or medical provider but more importantly the only place they call home, a place that gives a sense of belonging. Ther...

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In August this year the CLARE-Namibia launched a competition inviting schools in the Omusati Region with Environmental/life science clubs in the Omusati region to participate in the call for Climate Action competition.

Today was the prize giving ceremony and these are the winners:
• FIRST PRIZE N$ 3000.00: John Shekundja Combined School (Smart gardening);
• SECOND PRIZE N$ 2000.00: Niita Yiitula Junior Secondary School (Renewable energy);
• THIRD PRIZE N$ 1000.00: Shaanika Nashilongo Senior Secondary School (Solid waste management).

Congratulations to all the winners. The prices ma...



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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. Last week the IPCC released its 6th assessment report on the state of the climate.

The Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report is the most up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change, bringing together the latest advances in climate science, and combining multiple lines of evidence from paleoclimate, observations, process understanding, and global and regional climate simulations. More information is accessible o...

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During the last Board meeting of the Fund held on the 18th of August 2021, the Board also approved more than US$ 17 million in new adaptation projects, including an US$ 11.9 million regional project to address drought in Angola and Namibia to be implemented by the Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS).

More detail on this project is accessible here.

ABOUT THE ADAPTATION FUND

Since 2010, the Adaptation Fund has committed nearly US$ 850 million for climate change adaptation and resilience projects and programmes, including more than 123 concrete, localized projects in the most vulnerable communitie...

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