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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. The event was also an opportunity to solicit stakeholder’s inputs for project activities. DRFN convenes Food-for-Thought sessions which are open to the public for sharing, brainstorming and posing compelling ideas on a particular topic.

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The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) and the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) are jointly 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.

After a hearty welcome to the House of Democacry by HSF Head of Office Nicole Bogott, DRFN’s Mwala Lubinda provided a closer look at the general Climate Change context in Namibia. Project Coordinator, Lesley-Anne van Wyk, gave a brief overview of the Project, follwing which the floor was opened for a lively discussion on key priority themes and topics for information and education materials. Overall, the event contributed to improved awareness on the information needs of some of the key target groups of the project.