Environment & Energy

  • Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation AreasThe 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.

  • Scaling up community resilience to climate variability and climate change in Northern Namibia, with a special focus on women and children (SCORE)Scaling up community resilience to climate variability and climate change in Northern Namibia, with a special focus on women and children (SCORE)The SCORE project aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity to climate change and reduce the vulnerability of 4000 households, 80% of which are female-headed, and children in 75 schools, to droughts and floods in Northern Namibia by scaling up the most promising adaptation pilots from Namibia’s CBA programme and a GEF/SPA project previously implemented.

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

  • Strengthening the Capacity of the Protected Area System to Address New Management Challenges (PASS)Strengthening the Capacity of the Protected Area System to Address New Management Challenges (PASS)The main objective of the project is to ensure that the Protected Area system of Namibia is strengthened and sustainably financed through improving current systems for revenue generation, introduction of innovative revenue generation mechanisms; and cost effective enforcement through application of the Enforcement Economics Model.

  • Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Namibia’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCCEnabling Activities for the Preparation of Namibia’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCCThird 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.

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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