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Youth empowered for environmental sustainability

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A group of twenty-nine young people from seven regions across the country took part in a Solar Cooking and Sustainable Living workshop that recently took place at the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) Centre in the NamibRand Nature Reserve.

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Namibia calls for implementation of Paris Climate Agreement

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WINDHOEK - With recent climatic disaster experienced in the Southern African region, Namibia says it is high time to call for the full implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement, and for all state parties to honour their commitments particularly to small states that are at the receiving end of climate calamities. 

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Hanns Seidel Foundation ups rural electrification

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The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) recently electrified Otjikojo and Ongongo primary schools in Kunene region. The initiative, which forms part of the Foundation’s 3-year Pilot Project, Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN), aims to electrify off-grid rural schools with renewable energy.

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Data Portal on Rural Electrification Workshop

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Four students from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the United States of America developed a data portal of schools, hospitals, and clinics, with or without electricity in rural areas in Namibia.
Known as Data Portal on Rural Electrification the system can trace such facilities with accuracy that includes distance to nearest power lines, images, and the ratio of students to teachers.

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PREN Project reaches out to Kavango East and Zambezi regions

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The PREN Project team accompanied by our project partners EduVentures and Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) embarked upon a familiarization visit to Kavango East and Zambezi Regions from 17 to 22 February 2019. The purpose of the visit was to meet local leaders to introduce the PREN Project and partners and visit rural schools that were identified to benefit from PREN Project activities.

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Hydropower development and water storage conference slated for April

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WINDHOEK - The international world water and renewable energy community is scheduled to meet at the Safari Court Conference Centre in Windhoek at the beginning of April to discuss water resources and hydroelectric power development. The three days of discussion are to be preceded by training workshops and seminars.

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New regional centre set to drive renewable energy efforts

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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ... Seen here is Eric Molale, Botswana's minister for mineral resources, green technology and energy security (seated) with delegates including Namibia's mines and energy minister Tom Alweendo during the signing of the inter-governmental memorandum of agreement (IGMoA) at the SACREEE launch.

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Youth embrace sustainable energy

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The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) through its Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) project in partnership with the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) and National Youth Council of Namibia (NYC) recently held a solar cooking and sustainable living workshop. The workshop took place at the NaDEET Centre in the NamibRand Nature Reserve in the Namib Desert. Read more here: https://zone.my.na/news/youth-embrace-sustainable-energy-2018-09-11/

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Solar cooking impresses workshop participants

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The objective of the workshop was to transfer practical knowledge of solar cooking and sustainable living through experimental methods. Read more here: https://www.namibian.com.na/71047/read/Solar-cooking-impresses-workshop-participants

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Learning how to cook on solar in five days

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Solar Cooking and Sustainable Living Workshop. "During the week, one of the most important lessons was that a lot of things can be reused, instead of throwing them away. With an old drum, big nails, wire and pliers, one can build a fuel-efficient stove, that can replace cooking on open fires. With a bucket, a tap, a shower rose and some rope, one can build a bucket shower. And with waste paper, one can make fireballs to replace coal and wood." Read more here: https://allafrica.com/stories/201808220399.html

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