End-of-the-year-review: The NSFM-Project in 2021

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When everyone is preparing for the festive season, it is time to pass the first year of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project in review. Even though a lot of restrictions were imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSFM-Project completed its first project year with a lot of activities being implemented and various fruitful...
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Parliamentary Public Engagement on ‘Tackling Climate Change: Forestry as Key Sector’

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In collaboration with the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia (NSFM)-Project organized a Parliamentary Public Engagement in the National Assembly on 02 November 2021. The NSFM-Project is an initiative jointly implemented by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) with funding from the European...
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Key Stakeholder Consultation Event for Zambezi Region

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On 21 October 2021, the long-overdue Key Stakeholder Consultation Event for Zambezi Region took place. This event, like many events, had to be postponed due to the third Covid-19 wave hitting Namibia during the winter months. As a morning session before the days’ main event of the NSFM-Project in Katima Mulilo [‘Plant more, cut less trees’ – Panel Discussion in Katima...
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‘Plant more, cut less trees’ – Panel Discussion in Katima Mulilo

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The NSFM-Project hosted its first Panel Discussion for Zambezi Region in Katima Mulilo on 21 October 2021. The discussions’ topic was ‘Sustainable Forest Management – Key to Adding Value to Local Development’. This event is a component of a larger series of public discussions around the topic of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The public discussion series takes place in Windhoek, Rundu...
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Training on Sustainable Forest Management started in Community Forests (PART 2)

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[Continuation of Training on Sustainable Forest Management started in Community Forests (PART 1)] Mid October, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region in Namibia’ (NSFM)-Project commenced with its workshops in Community Forests in Kavango West, Kavango East as well as Zambezi Region; Mbeyo, Likwaterera, Zilitene and Lubuta were the first Community Forests that got training on Sustainable Forest Management....
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Training on Sustainable Forest Management started in Community Forests (PART 1)

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Mid October, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region in Namibia’ (NSFM)-Project commenced with its workshops in Community Forests in Kavango West, Kavango East as well as Zambezi Region; Mbeyo, Likwaterera, Zilitene and Lubuta were the first Community Forests that got training on Sustainable Forest Management. The role of Community Forests in Sustainable Forest Management was next on the...
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Important Round Table Discussion hosted by the NSFM-Project in Rundu

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  On 29 September 2021, a Round Table Discussion was organised by the NSFM-Project on the subject ‘Fencing in Community Forests and Conservancies’. Various representatives of the Kavango East Traditional Authorities, the Community Forests, the Communal Land Board, the Regional Council, the Directorate of Forestry as well as the Ministry of Lands met for this important event in Rundu. The Round...
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Panel Discussion on the Current State of Sustainable Forest Management

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The second Panel Discussion in a series of upcoming Public Discussions dealt with the current state of Sustainable Forest Management in Namibia. On 11 May 2021, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project in collaboration with the Namibia Scientific Society and funding from the European Union successfully hosted a Panel Discussion in Windhoek. Three experts were invited to shed light on...
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Pre-Visitation Trip to Kavango and Zambezi Regions

In April, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project Team spend 12 days in the Kavango and Zambezi Region to meet with the local communities, regional decision-makers as well as regional offices of the Directorate of Forestry (DoF). The pre-visitation trip was dedicated to introducing the NSFM-Project to its target groups in the Kavango and Zambezi Regions, to learning about their...
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Insightful Key Stakeholder Consultation Event in Rundu

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The Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project hosted an insightful Key Stakeholder Consultation Event in Rundu on 08 April 2021. Important stakeholders invited included representatives of the Traditional Authorities, the Kavango East and West Regional Farmer Unions, the Community Forests, as well as Councilors of the Kavango East and West Regional Councils and the Governors of both Kavango regions. This exchange...
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