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Insights into the Land Degradation and Environmental Law in Namibia

Within the context of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Conference (UNCCD), the eleventh session of the Parties (COP 11) focused on ‘A stronger UNCCD for a Land-Degradation neutral World’ and was held in Windhoek on September 16-27, 2013. As a side event, the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia organised the dialogue session “Desertification and Sustainable Development Law” at the Windhoek Country Club.

Keynote speaker and Member of Parliament Hon. Ben Amathila gave an introduction to the topic with reference to Namibia. The expert panel, including Prof. Oliver Ruppel from the University of Stellenbosch and Prof Markus Gehring from the University of Cambridge, who were given the opportunity to present their research findings on the topic. 

The fact-based dialogue session engaged civil society, political leaders and the general public.