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Project End Conference on ‘The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential’

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On September 20th, an impactful project end conference titled "The Future of Namibia's Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential" took place at Mercure Hotel in Windhoek. The conference was officially endorsed by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia and the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT). The conference provided a platform for thought-provoking discussions...

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Public Discussion on ’How to add value to Namibian Forest products’

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On the 2nd of August 2023, the ‘Namibia Sustainable Forest Management’ (NSFM) Project hosted a public discussion at Goethe Institute in Windhoek. The discussion was aimed at shedding light on how to add value to Namibian forests products in terms of sustainable forest management as the key to unlocking its potential from different perspectives. The event was attended by different forestry...

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Sustainable Forest Management Explained in 8 Episodes: Video Presentation in Katima Mulilo.

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On the 22nd of June 2023, the NSFM Project hosted a video presentation followed by a public discussion on these short educational video clips on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Katima Mulilo. These videos clips are based on the fact sheet series that the NSFM Project launched in 2022 (click here to get to the digital versions of the fact sheets)....

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18 Traditional Authority Representatives from Zambezi Region Trained on Sustainable Forest Management

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On the 21st of June 2023, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) project held a one-day workshop on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for Traditional Authority (TA) representatives from the Zambezi region in Katima Mulilo. All various TAs from the tribes of Zambezi region were represented, including sub courts from emerging community forests. The workshop is part of several workshops that are...

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Symposium: The Role of Forests in Sustainable Development

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On 16 May 2023, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project  held a Symposium on ‘The Role of Forests in Sustainable Development’ at Protea Hotel Furstenhof, Windhoek. The Symposium is the second of a series of conferences of the NSFM-Project and was aimed at looking at the future of Namibia’s forest in terms of sustainable forest management as the key to...

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12 Traditional Authority Representatives from Kavango East Region trained on Sustainable Forest Management

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On the 29th of March 2023, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) project held a one-day workshop training on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for traditional authority representatives from the Kavango East region in Rundu. The workshop is part of several workshops that are aiming at improving knowledge and skills on SFM among community forest members, traditional authority representatives, as well as...

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12 Multipliers from Kavango East Region trained on Sustainable Forest Management

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The Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) project held a two-day workshop on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) for multipliers from the Kavango East region in Rundu from the 27th – 28th of March 2023. The workshop aimed at training multipliers such as leading members of different communities (youth representatives) to enable them to train other members of their communities on SFM using...

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Mid-Term Review on NSFM-Project Activities and Achievements

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On the 28 of February 2023, the NSFM-Project conducted a late morning talk event at the House of Democracy in Windhoek. The event was aimed at the mid-term review of the NSFM-Project with a presentation on activities and key achievements of the project. Various stakeholders from different organisations, NGOs and institutions attended the event which was officially opened by the Resident...

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Excursion with Forest Management Committee Members to Zambezi Region Performed

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From 07 to 11 November 2022, the NSFM Project invited 12 representatives of Forest Management Committees of the Kavango Regions to an excursion to the Zambezi Region. The excursion is a vital activity of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Regions in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project, an EU-funded initiative aiming at contributing to an improved implementation of Sustainable Forest Management...

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Another Six Community Forests trained on Sustainable Forest Management

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From 03 October to 21 October 2022, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project had gone for three long weeks in the field to train the members of six Community Forests in Zambezi, Kavango East as well as Kavango West Region on Sustainable Forest Management. These two-day long workshops/ trainings aimed at equipping members of Community...

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National Conference on ‘The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential’

Officail opening Session Ms Gosia Lachut,, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta,., Dr Clemens von Doderer.,Mr Gift Kamupinge ., Mr Lorenz Klein von Wisenberg

On 20 July 2022, the NSFM-Project held its first national conference at Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek. The conference – officially endorsed by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, the Ministry of Environment (MEFT), Forestry and Tourism and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - was aimed at looking at the future of...

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“Stop Poaching Namibia’s Forestry Resources” – Round Table Discussion in Windhoek

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The SFM project held a round table discussion with media representatives on stopping the poaching of Namibia’s forestry resources at the House of Democracy, Windhoek, on 7 July 2022. The discussion was attended by members from inter alia New Era Publication Cooperation, Ministry of Education, NNF, European Union, Hitradio Namibia, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, NBC, Legal Assistance Center, City...

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Seminar on Sustainable Forest Management with Educators

During Q&A s Standing are Dr Vera De Cauwer from the University of Science and Technology (NUST) and moderator Ms Doufi Namalambo

The NSFM project held a teacher and educators’ seminar on Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) on 2 June 2022 at the House of Democracy, Windhoek. The seminar was attended by organisations such as EduVentures, LAC, DAPP, WWF, IUM, UNAM, NIED, teachers, NEEN members etc. The seminar was aimed at informing decision-makers of the school curriculum and educational programmes on SFM and its...

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Excursion with Forest Management Committee Members to Kavango Regions performed

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In the week of 28 February to 04 March 2022, the NSFM-Project invited 7 representatives of Forest Management Committees of Zambezi Region to join an excursion to Kavango East and West Regions. The excursion is a key activity of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Regions in Namibia’ (NSFM) Project, an EU funded initiative aiming at contributing to an...

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Panel Discussion in Nkurenkuru – How to Integrate Local Communities as Equal Partners in Sustainable Forest Resources Management?

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On 02 February 2022, the NSFM-Project visited Kavango West and organised a Panel Discussion in Nkurenkuru. The question under consideration was ‘How to Integrate Local Communities as Equal Partners in Sustainable Forest Resource Management?’. This event is a component of a larger series of public discussions around the topic of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM). The public discussion series takes place in...

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Parliamentary Public Engagement on ‘Tackling Climate Change: Forestry as Key Sector’

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In collaboration with the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi-Region in Namibia (NSFM)-Project organized a Parliamentary Public Engagement in the National Assembly on 02 November 2021. The NSFM-Project is an initiative jointly implemented by the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) with funding from the European...

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Panel Discussion on the Current State of Sustainable Forest Management

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The second Panel Discussion in a series of upcoming Public Discussions dealt with the current state of Sustainable Forest Management in Namibia. On 11 May 2021, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project in collaboration with the Namibia Scientific Society and funding from the European Union successfully hosted a Panel Discussion in Windhoek. Three experts were invited to shed light on...

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Pre-Visitation Trip to Kavango and Zambezi Regions

In April, the Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project Team spend 12 days in the Kavango and Zambezi Region to meet with the local communities, regional decision-makers as well as regional offices of the Directorate of Forestry (DoF). The pre-visitation trip was dedicated to introducing the NSFM-Project to its target groups in the Kavango and Zambezi Regions, to learning about their...

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Insightful Key Stakeholder Consultation Event in Rundu

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The Namibia Sustainable Forest Management (NSFM) Project hosted an insightful Key Stakeholder Consultation Event in Rundu on 08 April 2021. Important stakeholders invited included representatives of the Traditional Authorities, the Kavango East and West Regional Farmer Unions, the Community Forests, as well as Councilors of the Kavango East and West Regional Councils and the Governors of both Kavango regions. This exchange...

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NSFM-Project hosted its first Public Discussion Event in Rundu

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‘Sustainable Forests Management – Key to Adding Value to Local Development’ was the topic discussed during the High-Level-Expert Talk in Rundu on 08 April 2021. This successful High-Level-Expert Talk forms an important event in a series of upcoming Public Discussions in Windhoek, Rundu and Katima Mulilo which compromise key components of the ‘Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in the Kavango-Zambezi Region in...

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NSFM-Project Panel Discussion 25/02/2021

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The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia in collaboration with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN and the Namibia Scientific Society (NWG) successfully hosted a Panel Discussion in Windhoek on 25 February 2021. Four experts from different backgrounds were invited to deal with the question ‘What is Sustainable Forest Management?’ in a lively online event. As the first event in a...

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