Rural solar electrification specifically at rural schools has been on the agenda of many countries including Namibia. Based on the targets set out in the Harambee Prosperity Plan, the government intends to electrify about 400 schools in rural areas before 2020. The Sustainable Development Goal Seven (SDG7) also calls for the ambitious objective of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern technology for all.
To complement government efforts of electrifying off-grid rural schools, the Hanns Seidel Foundation’sPromoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) Project aims to support selected rural schools and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) / Start-ups with obtaining renewable energy hardware. During the Baseline Study, it was observed that the most unelectrified schools are in Ohangwena region. Hence, the first two schools to benefit are in Ohangwena region namely Ondjabayonghalu Combined School and Omuuni Combined School. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems will be installed at the two school during the first half of 2018.
On a cloudy day in Windhoek, a diversity of stakeholders came together at the House of Democracy to launch the exciting new publication on environmental sustainability in Namibia. The publication, Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development: A Resource Book for Namibia is authored by Svenja Garrad, Piet Heyns, Michelle Pfaffenthaler and Gabi Schneider and is published by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia.
As a broader extension to the Eco-Entrepreneurship Training and Membership Programme, the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project in partnership with the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) at the Namibia University Science and Technology (NUST) recently hosted an eco-entrepreneurship excursion and information session on 22 August 2017. Participants included twenty-nine eco-entrepreneurs from the central regions of Namibia with innovative business ideas related to recycling, aquaponics, sanitation, renewable energy and many other sectors. The event was aimed at building on the eco-entrepreneur’s existing knowledge and skills and to expose them to the opportunities that exists in waste management as well as the sustainable means growing plants and using water.
The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia, the Sustainable Development Advisory Council and the Hanns Seidel Foundation Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project have joined forces to bring you Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards 2017. The Awards intend to recognize the importance of integrating sustainability into the core of business and industry as well as the daily lives of Namibians from all walks of life.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF) Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project and the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) jointly conducted the fifth and final Eco-Entrepreneurship Workshop as part of the Eco-Entrepreneurship Training and Mentorship Programme in Oshakati from the 20-22 June 2017.
The deadline has been extended and applications are still being accepted! Become Nambia's next Eco-Entrepreneur. Send in your eco-business idea today! Download the application here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday 19 May 2017.
To celebrate #WorldWaterDay2017, the Think Namibia Campaign, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Water Youth Namibia have jointly prepared a slide show on managing water resources in Namibia.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia (HSF) Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project and the Namibia Business Innovation Institute (NBII) at the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) jointly offered a workshop focused on environmentally sustainable enterprise development to 25 participants on 14-16 March 2017 at the NBII offices in Windhoek West.
On the 24 February 2017, societal privileges where demonstrated through thought provoking statements. The Hanns Seidel Foundation Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project together with Progress Namibia, the National Youth Council (NYC), the Namibia Youth Coalition on Climate Change (NYCCC) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) hosted the first Game for Sustainability or Games for the SDGs at the House of Democracy in Windhoek West. The Games for Sustainability target youth of all ages and will be held every Friday of the month.
The Hanns Seidel Foundation of Namibia (HSF) through its Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project in partnership from the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) have been conducting workshops around the country to increase knowledge and skills on environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation. These workshops are aimed at training local communities on coping strategies as responses to the effects of climate change. The workshop programmes tackles a wide range of issues which are mostly; an overview of climate change, definitions, causes and impacts; our green environment, land degradation, forest and rangeland management, climate smart agriculture, water resources management and last but not least taking actions in raising awareness on environmental issues in communities and key instruments and platforms that one can follow.
National environmental awareness information campaign in Namibia contributing to promoting and raising awareness on renewable energies and energy and resource efficiency in Namibia within the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
House of Democracy 70-72 Dr Frans Indongo Street P.O. Box 90912 Klein Windhoek Windhoek, Namibia email@example.com