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12 Traditional Authority Representatives from Kavango East Region trained on Sustainable Forest Management


On the 29th of March 2023, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) project held a one-day workshop training on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for traditional authority representatives from the Kavango East region in Rundu. The workshop is part of several workshops that are aiming at improving knowledge and skills on SFM among community forest members, traditional authority representatives, as well as...

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Mid-Term Review on NSFM-Project Activities and Achievements

DSCF291_20230307-085204_1 Late Morning Talk

On the 28 of February 2023, the NSFM-Project conducted a late morning talk event at the House of Democracy in Windhoek. The event was aimed at the mid-term review of the NSFM-Project with a presentation on activities and key achievements of the project. Various stakeholders from different organisations, NGOs and institutions attended the event which was officially opened by the Resident...

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National Conference on ‘The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential’

Officail opening Session Ms Gosia Lachut,, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta,., Dr Clemens von Doderer.,Mr Gift Kamupinge ., Mr Lorenz Klein von Wisenberg

On 20 July 2022, the NSFM-Project held its first national conference at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek. The conference – officially endorsed by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, the Ministry of Environment (MEFT), Forestry and Tourism and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - was aimed at looking at the future of...

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Seminar on Sustainable Forest Management with Educators

During Q&A s Standing are Dr Vera De Cauwer from the University of Science and Technology (NUST) and moderator Ms Doufi Namalambo

The NSFM project held a teacher and educators’ seminar on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) on 2 June 2022 at the House of Democracy, Windhoek. The seminar was attended by organisations such as EduVentures, LAC, DAPP, WWF, IUM, UNAM, NIED, teachers, NEEN members etc. The seminar was aimed at informing decision-makers of the school curriculum and educational programmes on SFM and its...

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Excursion with Forest Management Committee Members to Kavango Regions performed

@miombo forest products sawmill Mr George .,Mr Bester.,Mr Martin.,Mr Leroy.Mr Ben., Mr Linus.,Mr Robert., Mr Andrew and Mr Kenny.

In the week of 28 February to 04 March 2022, the NSFM-Project invited 7 representatives of Forest Management Committees of Zambezi Region to join an excursion to Kavango East and West Regions. The excursion is a key activity of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Regions in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project, an EU funded initiative aiming at contributing to an...

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Panel Discussion in Nkurenkuru – How to Integrate Local Communities as Equal Partners in Sustainable Forest Resources Management?

High Table Invited Presenters and Hon. Councillors

On 02 February 2022, the NSFM-Project visited Kavango West and organised a Panel Discussion in Nkurenkuru. The question under consideration was ‘How to Integrate Local Communities as Equal Partners in Sustainable Forest Resource Management?’. 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...

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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


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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NSFM-Project hosted its first Public Discussion Event in Rundu


‘Sustainable Forests Management – Key to Adding Value to Local Development’ was the topic discussed during the High-Level-Expert Talk in Rundu on 08 April 2021. This successful High-Level-Expert Talk forms an important event in a series of upcoming Public Discussions in Windhoek, Rundu and Katima Mulilo which compromise key components of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region in...

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NSFM-Project Panel Discussion 25/02/2021


The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia in collaboration with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN and the Namibia Scientific Society (NWG) successfully hosted a Panel Discussion in Windhoek on 25 February 2021. Four experts from different backgrounds were invited to deal with the question ‘What is Sustainable Forest Management?’ in a lively online event. As the first event in a...

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