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

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Learning and Living

for a Sustainable Future!


April 2015

It's Time to be Efficient, RUG community video and more

Enjoy the glory of the Namib and get a closer feel of NaDEET in action:

Check out our reprint of the popular booklet It's Time to be Efficient. Now in full colour!

And make sure to watch some of our recent videos:

See communities and schools in action in our EU funded RUG project.

Support NaDEET Centre's WaterWiseWashroom project

March 2015

Implementing sustainable living one household at a time

It is year two of NaDEET’s EU sponsored- RUG for Sustainability project. The RUG team recently surveyed over 200 households and used the opportunity to meet with previous NaDEET Centre participants. It was refreshing to witness first-hand the use of sustainable living equipment such as Katrina Osemas from Gochas cooking on her self-made fuel efficient stove. Watch a short video here of Katrina and others in action!

November 2014

World Conference calls for Global Commitment

Over 1000 delegates from 148 countries met in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, to celebrate the achievements of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). NaDEET was proud to be a part of this celebration. We were invited to showcase our work together with 24 other selected "ESD success stories".

The Aichi-Nagoya Conference Declaration urges all to commit to further education action in the Global Action Programmes (GAP). Our Director was given the honour to speak about NaDEET's GAP commitment during the official closing ceremony. She urged all to be role models for sustainability and for all to make their own personal commitments.

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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. 


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

We need your support. Give Namibians a chance to live a sustainable lifestyle:

  • One child for one week programme: N$800 (€67, US$80)
  • One adult for one week programme: N$1200 (€100, US$120)
  • Sustainable living equipment (e.g. parabolic solar cookers): N$500-2,500 (€42-210, US$50-250)

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!

Women solar cooking traditional food

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

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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