Environment & Energy

  • Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas

    The project will establish five Protected Landscape Conservation Areas (PLCAs) covering 15, 550 sq km and ensure that land uses in areas adjacent to existing Protected Areas are compatible with biodiversity conservation objectives, and corridors are established to sustain the viability of wildlife populations.

  • Strengthening Protected Areas Network Project

    The Strengthening Protected Areas Network (SPAN) project that ended in 2012, aimed to weave together the different protected areas and leverage natural wealth for communities, while at the same time maximizing the benefits of tourism, Namibia’s third biggest industry, for conservancies.

  • Country Pilot Partnership (CPP)- Innovative Grant Mechanism IGM Projects

    The Innovative Grants Mechanism (IGM) for ISLM is a component of the Country Pilot Partnership Programme (CPP-ISLM) which financially and technically supports activities that ensure sustainable land use and its resources, thus ensuring social and economic sustainability beyond the satisfaction of national and global environment objectives.

  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Namibia’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

    Third National Communication (TNC) project is necessary to ensure that Namibia fulfils its reporting obligation to the UNFCCC. The ultimate project output will be Namibia’s TNC submitted to the UNFCCC Secretariat by 2015.

  • Concentrating Solar Power Technology Transfer for Electricity Generation in Namibia (CSP TT NAM)

    The key objective of the proposed project is to increase the share of renewable energy resources in the Namibian energy mix by developing the necessary technological framework and conditions for the successful transfer and deployment of Concentrating Solar Power technology for on-grid power generation, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

OUR WORK - ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY

Natural products such as sunflower oil can be a sustainable source of income to diversify livelihoods for communities living in harsh dryland habitats such as Namibia. Examples of such products can be found throughout the country. San communities harvest and sell the indigenous Hoodia and Devil’s Claw for the pharmaceutical industry. Communities in the central north cultivate Marula, which is a popular ingredient for cosmetics, and has great potential to improve traditional beverages fit for dry and hot climates. Wool of Karakul sheep is spun into clothing and tapestries by local small and medium enterprises.

 

We support schools to enhance attainment of all MDGs by actively incorporating conservation agriculture in the curriculum and pursue practical orientation programmes. We educate children on crops that will do well under dryland conditions and we teach them how to farm with organic fertilisers. We challenge them to find out how to use conservation ripping and drip irrigation methods to save water and get more out of the land. The learners transfer these skills to their elders, changing the way whole communities practice farming and adapt their harsh environments to cope with floods and droughts alike.

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