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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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NaDEET is a partner of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. Learn more at www.cleancookstoves.org.

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for a Sustainable Future!

News@NaDEET

July 2014

NaDEET Director Awarded Windhoek Conservation Ambassador Award

We are honoured that our Director, Viktoria Keding, won the 2014 Windhoek Lager Conservation Ambassador Award. The award, which honours people who make a difference in their community, consists of a cash prize for both Viktoria and a charity of her choice (oh, it will be hard to figure out what she will choose!)


Thank you to all who supported and casted votes for Viktoria and congratulations to the Ambassadors in the six other categories (pictured above).

July 2014

Energy Efficiency Workshop for Young and Old

NaDEET teamed up with the Swakopmund Municipality to provide a workshop for representatives (aged 12-18) from 9 different Swakopmund area schools. The workshop was a part of the Municipality’s ongoing “Education for Sustainable Development” campaign made possible through its partnership with The City of Malmö, Sweden.  The 90 minute lesson started off with an introduction to energy and the “ability to do work.” Learners were prompted to think about the different types of energy sources available to them, and how they relate to “Sustainable Energy 4 ALL,” the UN campaign to improve access, and support renewable and efficient technologies in developing countries. During the Exploring Light Bulbs experiment, a crowd favourite, learners compared the heat output of an incandescent, LED, and compact fluorescent bulb to measure efficiency. To hear feedback from the participants click here

June 2014

Explore4Knowledge declares ‘NaDEET an Educational Sanctuary’

‘So I have been considering different ways to try and share my experiences at NaDEET with you. To tell you the truth, putting pen to paper about this project simply uplifts my soul an excites me to the extent that I no longer know what to write so I will describe a few activities which I was able to participate in to you and hopefully through my descriptions, images and film you can understand the magic one experiences at NaDEET’. Read about John Lukas’ (founder of Explore 4 Knowledge) experiences at NaDEET. For more also visit their website Explore4Knowledge and Facebook page.

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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
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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