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Learning how to cook on solar in five days


Solar Cooking and Sustainable Living Workshop. “During the week, one of the most important lessons was that a lot of things can be reused, instead of throwing them away. With an old drum, big nails, wire and pliers, one can build a fuel-efficient stove, that can replace cooking on open fires. With a bucket, a tap, a shower rose and some...

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Youth embrace sustainable energy


The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) through its Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) project in partnership with the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) and National Youth Council of Namibia (NYC) recently held a solar cooking and sustainable living workshop. The workshop took place at the NaDEET Centre in the NamibRand Nature Reserve in the Namib Desert. Read more here:

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Solar cooking impresses workshop participants


The objective of the workshop was to transfer practical knowledge of solar cooking and sustainable living through experimental methods. Read more here:

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Are Solar Panels the New Trend?


There has been a recent rise in energy costs and according to the Electricity Control Board a tariff increase of 5%, translating to an effective bulk tariff increase from N$1,61 per kilowatt-hour to N$1,69 per kilowatt-hour for the financial year 2018/19. On that same note, petrol and diesel prices has increased to an effective 60 cents per litre in June. The new pump...

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Lights on at two Ohangwena Combined Schools through HSF’s PREN PROJECT


Ohangwena Region, 19 June 2018: While there are still 71 schools unelectrified in the Ohangwena region, pupils and teachers of the Omuuni and the Ondjabayonghalu Combined Schools have good reason to smile after having been equipped with a 3kW Solar PV Systems. Through the Promoting Renewable Energy in Namibia (PREN) Project of the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Namibia two systems were...

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The Paris Agreement On Climate Change: The Essentials You Need To Know


Climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy. To address climate change, countries adopted the Paris agreement at the COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015 and...

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From The Land Of The Brave To The Land Of Energy Production


Over the next 30 years Namibia’s population is set to almost double, and like the rest of the world, more and more people will be living in urban areas or cities ( This means that more people will be using electricity and the demand for energy will increase dramatically. In 2017, an incredible 50% of the population did not have access...

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The PREN Project Participates In Namibian Women’s Association Workshop For The Namibian Children’s Movement


The Promoting Renewable Energies in Namibia (PREN) Project participated in a two-day workshop hosted by the Namibian Women Association’s (NAWA) Children’s Movement on the 28th & 29th April 2018 at Jakob Marengo Secondary School in Windhoek. Under the theme ‘We shall change the world’, the workshop was attended by learners from local schools in Windhoek as well as from other parts of the...

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The News This Week

Environmental  Sustainability  Champion Of The Month (August) We profile an individual or organisation every month making great strides for environmental protection, climate change adaptation and mitigation or sustainable development in Namibia. Environmental Sustainability Champion For August 2017: Ester Hango Ester Hango is an Environmental Educator at the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Services. She has a passion for the environment and is committed...

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Education For Sustainable Development In My Mother Tongue


It is in early childhood that children often experience the greatest environmental challenges, and this is time the foundations of many of their fundamental attitudes and values are first put into place. Also, through research and experience, we know that even very young children are capable of sophisticated thinking in relation to socioenvironmental issues. Therefore, the earlier Education for Sustainable Development...

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