Round Table Discussion on Fencing in Katima Mulilo

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The NSFM-Project organised the third Round Table Discussion on the subject ‘Fencing in Community Forests and Conservancies’, this time in Katima Mulilo. Different representatives of the Zambezi Regions’ Traditional Authorities, the Community Forests, the Communal Land Board, and the Directorate of Forestry met for another vital event in Zambezi Regions’ capital. This Round Table Discussion is an important component of the...

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Short Educational Videos launched by NSFM-Project

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On 07 September 2022, the NSFM Project launched its short educational video clips in Windhoek. These educational video clips are based on the 8 fact sheets on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) that the project launched earlier this year. The series of eight educational video clips are an important component of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM)...

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Second Parliamentary-Public Engagement hosted by the NSFM-Project

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On Friday, 20 May 2022, the Members of Parliament met at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre for a Parliamentary-Public Engagement on ‘Tackling Climate Change in Namibia – Forestry as Key Sector’. Namibia is one of the countries hit severely by the effects of climate change. One possible solution to tackle climate change is however the forest sector. But, according to...

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14 Multipliers from Kavango West Region Trained on Sustainable Forest Management

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From 18 to 19 May 2022, a two-day workshop on Sustainable Forest Management was organised for 14 energetic young men from Community Forests from Kavango West Region in Nkurenkuru. Organised by the NSFM Project, this workshop is part of several workshops that are aiming at improving knowledge and skills on Sustainable Forest Management among Community Forest members, Traditional Authority representatives, as...

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Kavango West Traditional Authority Received Training on Sustainable Forest Management

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After having trained Traditional Authority representatives in Zambezi Region, the NSFM-Project visited Kavango West Region again to host another workshop with Traditional Authority representatives of Kavango West Region in Nkurenkuru on 17 May 2022. The workshops are one of the key components of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Regions in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project that are aiming at improving...

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‘Fencing in Community Forests and Conservancies’ – Round Table Discussion in Nkurenkuru

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The NSFM-Project organised another Round Table Discussion on the subject ‘Fencing in Community Forests and Conservancies’, this time in Nkurenkuru, Kavango West. On 16 May 2022, various representatives of the Kavango West 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 vital event. This...

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Another Five Community Forests trained in Sustainable Forest Management (PART 2)

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From mid-March to the beginning of April, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project was in the field again and trained the members of five Community Forests in Zambezi, Kavango East as well as Kavango West Region on Sustainable Forest Management. The two-day long workshops aimed at equipping members of Community Forests with the necessary skills...

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Another Five Community Forests trained in Sustainable Forest Management (PART 1)

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From mid-March to the beginning of April, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project was in the field again and trained the members of five Community Forests in Zambezi, Kavango East as well as Kavango West Region on Sustainable Forest Management. The two-day long workshops aimed at equipping members of Community Forests with the necessary skills...

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Multipliers Trained on Sustainable Forest Management in Katima Mulilo

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18 enthusiastic young men and women met for a two-day workshop on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Katima Mulilo on 21 and 22 February 2022. Organised by the NSFM-Project, this workshop is part of numerous workshops that are aiming at improving knowledge and skills on SFM among Community Forest (CF) members, Traditional Authority (TA) representatives and Multipliers such as leading members...

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First Workshop with Traditional Authority Representatives on Sustainable Forest Management implemented

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On 18 February 2022, the NSFM-Project continued its workshops on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in the Zambezi Region. This time, ten representatives of the Traditional Authority (TA) were invited to Katima Mulilo to take part in a one-day workshop. The workshops are one of the key components of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Regions in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project...

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Panel Discussion on Sustainable Forest Resource Management in Katima Mulilo

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Zambezi Regions' second Panel Discussion was organised under the topic ‘How to Integrate Local Communities as Equal Partners in Sustainable Forest Resource Management?’ on 17 February 2022. 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 the Zambezi and Kavango regions as well...

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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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