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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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
Ohangwena Region, 19 June 2018: While there are still 71 schools unelectrified in the Ohangwena region, pupils and teachers of the Omuuni and the Ondjabayonghalu Combined Schools have good reason to smile after having been equipped with a 3kW Solar PV Systems. Through the Promoting Renewable Energy in Namibia (PREN) Project of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia two systems were handed over. The Special Adivsor to the Ohangwena Governor, retired Major-General Peter Nambundunga, as well as the German Ambassador to Namibia, H.E. Christian M. Schlaga, as well as other dignitaries inaugurated the systems on Tuesday, 19 June 2018, a few kilometres shy of the Namibian-Angolan border.
The Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) Project participated in a two-day workshop hosted by the Namibian Women Association's (NAWA) Children’s Movement on the 28th & 29th April 2018 at Jakob Marengo Secondary School in Windhoek.
Under the theme ‘We shall change the world’, the workshop was attended by learners from local schools in Windhoek as well as from other parts of the country. Although the students attending the workshop came from all over the country, they were united by the passion to learn about the environment, climate change and leadership.
Access to electricity is critical to health care delivery and to the overarching goal of universal health coverage. However, the availability of electricity to support proper health services is less than adequate in many countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) studying over 4000 clinics and hospitals, about one in four health facilities has had an unreliable electricity supply.
Clinics, maternity wards, operating rooms, medical warehouses and laboratories rely on electricity to power lights, refrigerate vaccines and operate life saving medical devices. The inability to carry out these basic functions puts lives at risk. Traditionally, diesel generators have powered off-grid facilities and also served as back-up power source in the grid connected healthcare facilities but these struggle with both high fuel cost and unreliable fuel delivery.
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.
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