Welcome to the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET)

Protecting Namibia's environment by educating people to live a sustainable lifestyle

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Professional Affiliations:

Unesco Key Partner - UNESCO Global Action Programme on Sustainable Living
Dark Sky Reserve
NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Learning and Living

for a Sustainable Future!

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Who is NaDEET?

Registered in Namibia as a non-profit trust, NaDEET is a vibrant environmental education organisation. At the core of NaDEET’s programmes is our environmental education centre located on the NamibRand Nature Reserve. Children and adult participants learn first-hand about sustainable living, biodiversity and the balance between humans and the environment. Our environmental literacy and outreach programmes complement the Centre’s activities and expand its reach nationwide. Since 2014, NaDEET has a small head office in Swakopmund. 


What is sustainable living?

Sustainable living enables us to:

  • balance the social, political and environmental aspects of our existence
  • improve our quality of life
  • share responsibility in managing the Earth’s resources
  • save money!

"Everything was so good and now I know how to save water" NaDEET learners


November 2015

Our Environment. Our Future. Our Responsibility.

‘Heal the world, plant a tree’;  this was very important message delivered by NaDEET on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry during National Tree Planting Day (9 October 2015), which was celebrated in RUG communities in late October. 90 trees were planted in 6 schools to celebrate under the theme Our Environment. Our Future. Our Responsibility.

September 2015

Youth from RUG communities visits NaDEET Centre

‘NaDEET has been very educational. It has brought me closer to the environment, rather changed the way I think about the environment. It taught me the impacts my actions have on the environment. I can be responsible and take action to save the world’. Loutjie, Gochas Youth.
After a week of hands learning, most RUG youth could reflect on the impacts their actions have on the environment and pledged what they would do differently to improve their lives and local environment.

August 2015

Media for the Environment

Media plays an important role in the environment. It allows us to keep ourselves informed about current environmental events. As part of the EU funded action  this booklet gives you tips on how to report on the environment and how to use media to share and keep yourself updated. Our RUG participating communities  will use this as a guide to share and evaluate their work, how are you going to use it? Download the Bush Telegraph  to learn more.

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Head Office
Physical address: 3 Antonius Garden, Nathaniel Maxuilili Street, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 (0)81 367 5310 - Fax-to-email: +264 (0)88 655 2669
Email: admin@nadeet.org

Postal address
PO Box 8702, Swakopmund, Namibia

NaDEET Centre - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Maltahöhe
Tel: +264 (0)63 - 693012 - Fax: +264 (0)63 - 693013

Trust Certificate No : T168/2003

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