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Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project successfully launched

Ms. Rennie Munyayi, DRFN
Ms. Monika Shikongo, MET
The Panel

Representatives from public offices, schools, student organisations, civil society, private sector, research institutions and the media all joined the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia Office and implementing partner the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia on April 30, 2015 at the Project Launch. The meeting took place at Nampower Convention Centre in Windhoek and comprised an exciting programme including: 

  • showcasing DRFN’s climate change and sustainable environmental management initiatives in Namibia (Ms. Rennie Munyayi, DRFN)
  • overview of environmental education and awareness in Namibia (Ms. Monika Shikongo, Ministry of Environment and Tourism) 
  • introduction to the Project objectives, activities and target groups (Ms. Lesley-Anne van Wyk, HSF) 

Participants and the Namibian public are invited to participate in further consultative workshops to provide insights, ideas and inputs to the project and the national information campaign that will be designed and implemented over the coming three years. For further details on how to participate in these consultations, please contact Lesley-Anne van Wyk via email on enviroproject@hsf.org.na or telephone +264 61 237373. 

Photo 1: Ms. Rennie Munyayi from the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia presents on DRFN’s efforts in the area of climate change and sustainable environmental management in Namibia.  

Photo 2: Environmental Education specialist Ms. Monika Shikongo from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) provided an overview on the work of MET and partners in the environmental education sector. 

Photo 3: There was a lively discussion and input from the participants in support of the Project and it’s objectives. Speakers at the event fielded questions and noted comments and insights from the meeting’s participants.