Namibia is currently experiencing the impacts of climate change in various areas including severe water scarcity and food insecurity. Namibians from across the country are not unaware of the severity of these challenges but are unfortunately faced with a lack of information on how to address the worst of these impacts. For this reason, the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) have teamed up to provide a series of 2-day workshops all across the country focused on environmental awareness and climate change.
The series of training workshops kicked off in the capital city from 9-10 August 2016 at the House of Democracy. Despite the dusty dry August day, the workshop participants brought rich, energetic and colourful contributions to each workshop session and group work activity. The sessions included technical and practical information on climate change, water conservation, sustainable agriculture, the green economy, renewable energy and environmental education. Furthermore, participants were challenged to make pledges of pragmatic ways in which to reach out with information and acitivities on these topics among their communities, all in support of environmental sustainability in Namibia.
The next four workshops will be held in Rundu, Outapi, Mariental and Swakopmund over the course of 2016 and will engage Namibians from all 14 Regions. For more information on when to apply for the workshops in 2017, follow the ThinkNamibia campaign on Facebook or visit our website.