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.
The DRFN, 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.
As we commemorate our 30th anniversary in 2020, the DRFN acknowledges that the achievements of the organisation are the results of the combined efforts of every individual who has been a part of the DRFN in one or another way! You are truly a valued associate! Thank you for all the years of working together and we wish the DRFN many more years of impactful work and partnerships.