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Short Educational Videos launched by NSFM-Project


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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PROCEED project: Field trip in Namibia successfully completed


After more than two years of purely digital exchanges and extensive Zoom calls, the PROCEED team was finally able to meet in person in Namibia! From April 2nd to 15th, representatives from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI), University of Bayreuth (UBT), Hochschule Neu-Ulm (HNU) and IBC SOLAR AG were able to visit partners in Windhoek and travel to Tsumkwe and Gam –...

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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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“Stop Poaching Namibia’s Forestry Resources” – Round Table Discussion in Windhoek

IMG_4366 Ms Doufi Namalambo,by H.E. Sinikka Antila,Dr Clemens von Doderer and Mr Nicho Mainga

The SFM project held a round table discussion with media representatives on stopping the poaching of Namibia’s forestry resources at the House of Democracy, Windhoek, on 7 July 2022. The discussion was attended by members from inter alia New Era Publication Cooperation, Ministry of Education, NNF, European Union, Hitradio Namibia, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, NBC, Legal Assistance Center, City...

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Presentations as Download Available: Conference on the Future of Namibia’s Forests


On 20 July 2022, the NSFM-Project together with the Parliament of Namibia, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization hosted a National Conference on the subject ‘The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential’. You find all presentations as a download below.   Opening Session ‘The...

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Baseline Study Available Now


As part of its activities, the NSFM-Project has recently published its baseline study online. A soft copy is available as a download now. Extract from the study: ‘The study starts with an overview of Namibia’s forests and woodland, the major timber trees and non-timber forest products, and the dynamics that regulate Namibian tree populations. Namibia has multifunctional forests and a detailed...

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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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Second Parliamentary-Public Engagement hosted by the NSFM-Project


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


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


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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