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

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NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

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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

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News@NaDEET

July 2016

ESD for all- from Paris to Ondangwa

Viktoria Keding participated in the 2nd meeting of the Key Partners of the UNESCO Global Action Programme in Paris. Here the agenda is about upscaling and accelerating Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) around the world.  How can we ignite global action?

During the same week, Viktoria Endjala addressed an audience of 300 + teachers, inspectors and government officials in Namibia at the Onyaanya Circuit Teacher’s Conference. Her message was clear. To reach the Sustainable Development Goals, we need to make ESD a part of every classroom nationwide. Field trips to a place like NaDEET Centre, as a working model of sustainability, spurs responsible environmental behaviour.

Pictured with Martin Namutenya, Principal of the Okalumbu Combined School and co-organiser of the conference, Viktoria saw first-hand how one dedicated individual can spur a school, community and region to sustainability!

May 2016

Sewing for Sustainability

How are your sewing skills? Adult participants from the four community groups hosted at the Centre this past month tested their skills. Part of the programme requires participants to make their own solar cooker covers for the parabolic solar cookers they hope to get through our "learn to earn" programme. NaDEET likes to do things a bit different to get people to critically reflect on their lifestyles. This includes gender equality when it comes to traditional "household jobs" like sewing. If you want more ideas on "Sewing for Sustainability" download our European Union sponsored It's Time to be Efficient guide.

March 2016

Learning to Save Water in the Namib

Schoolchildren from Martti Ahtisaari PS from Windhoek learned the importance of water saving at the Centre recently. They explored how the water cycle works through experiments such as trying to capture water through transpiration. With the on-going severe drought and overconsumption, Windhoek is facing a looming water shortage. These learners, sponsored by the Rotary Club Windhoek, will now hopefully spread the word of how to save water at home and at school. Watch the video here!

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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

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