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Promoting Environmental Awareness in Namibia

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The Namibian economy is largely dependent on natural resources and the country’s environment is highly affected by scarcity, fragility and unpredictability. This vulnerability is further compounded by the challenges of a rapidly changing climate. There are many sources of information on how to respond to these challenges, however, there is still much scope for stimulating public awareness on these responses. 

The Hanns Seidel Foundation is implementing a three-year project from 2015 to 2017 with the focus of contributing to environmental sustainability through awareness-raising on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation. This focus is in support of the guiding principles of the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) for support to awareness generation, education, training and capacity building as key building blocks for the national response to climate change.

The Project will engage with a variety of stakeholders across the country including schools, the media, social entrepreneurs and political decision-makers. The Project objectives are to:

  • Increase knowledge and skills on environmental issues;
  • Promote knowledge transfer in the environmental sector;
  • Promote social entrepreneurship in the environmental sector; 
  • Support journalistic work in the environmental sector.

The Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project implements these objectives through a dynamic approach including through a national information campaign, developing engaging and informative educational materials, dynamic public dialogue platforms and training of multipliers.