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NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre

Based on the widely popular NaDEET Centre “We practice what we teach” approach to environmental education, NaDEET’s newest project is an education centre for day visitors in Swakopmund, Namibia.

The main attraction at the NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre is a model house. Inside visitors explore issues affecting the average Namibian household in practicing a sustainable lifestyle. In the open plan kitchen/ living room, visitors will discover how this “family” is practicing energy and water efficiency, using alternative resources and managing the household waste.  In addition topics such as nutrition, transport and gardening can be explored by conducting activities and experiments.

The NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre also includes background and current information about environmental issues in the context of Namibia’s sustainable development, an environmental learning library and information regarding environmental education at NaDEET and in Namibia.

Through educator-led programmes and self-guided activities, the NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre aims to challenge Namibians’ assumptions about the impact of their lifestyle choices and to offer ideas to finding suitable everyday solutions to environmental problems.

The town of Swakopmund and its surrounding unique natural habitats will be fully utilised as an “outdoor classroom” through practical, hands-on environmental learning that is fun and relevant to all ages.

Intended visitors:  The general public, school children and tourists
Programmes: Self-guided tour with activity guides, Guided tours, School programmes
Potential reach: 8,000 schoolchildren; 5,000 tourist and adult visitors per annum
Opening date: early 2018


Help us kickstart this project with your donation today!

Head Office
Green Centre, 5 Libertina Amathila Ave, 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

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