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Think Namibia Environmental Awareness Campaign

Environmental Awareness

Namibia has an excellent legislative and policy backdrop for environmental protection and sustainable resource management. However, its economy is highly dependent on natural resources including diverse rangelands, arable land, mineral deposits, ecosystems and biodiversity. Economic and social development will be negatively affected with the challenges posed by climate change, especially with regard to water availability, food and livelihood security. 

There has been progress towards public awareness on climate change in Namibia, which empowers stakeholders to participate and make informed decisions for the sustainable-use of natural resources. The Hanns Seidel Foundation Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project complements the public awareness efforts of Government to promote environmental awareness and empower stakeholders to participate in climate change responses.

Measures: Project from 2015-2017
In partnership with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN), HSF is implementing a three-year project from 2015 to 2017 with the focus on 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.

Aims and Objectives
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 information and educational material development, a national information campaign, public dialogue platforms and training of multipliers. 

Contact & Further Information
For more information, please check out the information down below or contact: 

Lesley-Anne van Wyk
+264 61 237373  

Commemorating 20 Years of tackling Climate Change

This Booklet was published two weeks ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The booklet celebrates Namibia's progress to foster dynamic solutions to address climate change. Commemorating 20 Years of Tackling Climate Change in Namibia 1995-2015

Youth Action Against Climate Change In Namibia

The youth are a very important stakeholder when it comes to taking action against the impacts and causes of climate change. An occassion of awareness-raising and advocacy on climate change among the youth took place on 30-31 October, 2015 at the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC) in Katutura in Windhoek. undefinedRead more here

Shifting To Sustainable Energy Pathways In Namibia

The first International Renewable Energy Symposium (IRES) took place in Windhoek from 29-30 October 2015 at the Nampower Convention Centre, spearheaded by the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) of the Polytechnic of Namibia. The symposium with the theme “Renewable Energy for Economic Prosperity” saw international delegates come together to participate in this high-level gathering. undefinedRead more here

Driving Water Stewardship In Namibia

On the 1st of October, 2015, the Water Youth Namibia, Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) co-hosted a public dialogue focused on the role of youth in addressing Namibia's water scarcity challenges. undefinedRead more here

The Media Matter in a Warming World

From the 27-28 August 2015 a Climate Change Media Training for Namibian Journalist was held by Media for Environment, Agriculture and Sustainable Development in Namibia (Mead-Namibia) and the Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project of HSF. The Namibian award-winning environmental journalist and chairperson of Mead-Namibia, Absalom Shigwedha facilitated it. undefinedRead more here

Time to Believe in Change

As with so much else in Namibia, climate change is all over policy documents but rarely features when it comes to government initiative implementation. Time has come for this to change, writes Dietrich Remmert in Insight Magazine.
Time to Believe in Change

House of Democracy hosts first SADC Youth Water Forum in Namibia

The SADC Youth Water forum held its first meeting on the 23 July 2015 at the House of Democracy in Windhoek, Namibia. The event was organized by the Youth Water Task Team stemming from the recently held regional SADC Water Weeks in May 2015 under the theme “From Vision to Action” in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation‘s youth dialogue platform, Conscious Citizens. undefinedRead more here

HSF and DRFN chew on some ‘Food-for-Thought’

On the 1st of July, the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) jointly organized a ‘Food For Thought Session’ to discuss key topics for the project to address through information and education materials. undefinedRead more here

Environmental Awareness and Climate Change Project successfully launched

On a crisp Thursday morning in the capital city, representatives from a diversity of organisations joined the Hanns Seidel Foundation and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia to launch a new Environmental Awareness and Climate Change project. undefinedRead more here

Provision of Water and Sanitation Services

On the 25th of March 2015 a Business Breakfast took place in Windhoek in order to discuss the promotion of good governance in the provision of water and sanitation services. The event was co-hosted by the HSF, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) and the Centre for Water Management Services (Cewas). undefinedRead more here

Insights into the Land Degradation and Environmental Law in Namibia

The Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia organised a dialogue session entitled “Desertification and Sustainable Development Law” on September 21st 2013 in context of the COP 11 Conference in Windhoek. The aim was to evaluate socio-economic impacts of land degradation and desertification in Namibia from a scientific and legal perspective. undefinedRead more here

Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia

The publication on Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia by O.C. Ruppel and K.G. Ruppel-Schlichting intends to put together a compilation of environmentally relevant documents such as laws, policies, international agreements and selected reports and publications contiuously updated. Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia
For a detailed description and previous version of the book, please visit: