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 Namibia (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 taking place 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. The second workshop took place from 6-7 September in Rundu at Ngandu Lodge. At both workshops participants brought rich, energetic and colourful contributions to each session and group work activity. The sessions include technical and practical information on climate change, water conservation, sustainable agriculture, the green economy, renewable energy and environmental education. Furthermore, all participants are challenged to make pledges of pragmatic ways in which to reach out with information and activities on these topics among their communities, all in support of environmental sustainability in Namibia.
The next three workshops will be held in Outapi, Mariental and Swakopmund over the course of 2016 and will engage Namibians from all 14 Regions. For more information on how to join the upcoming workshops in 2017, follow the ThinkNamibia Environmental Awareness Campaign: