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News Archive

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.

November 2014


At NaDEET Centre we want visitors to learn how to live a sustainable lifestyle. Participants are divided into “Sustainable Living Teams” and share a house, dry toilet and “WaterWiseWashroom”. Here participants learn skills such as:

  • how to monitor their daily water use by reading an indicator and water meter .
  • how to wash using a bucket shower
  • how to use less water and still be clean!

After more than 10 years of the harsh desert climate and 10,000 participants, the eight WaterWiseWashrooms need to be renovated.

We need your help!

October 2014

I slept in the dark last night, but now all my problems have been solved!

These remarks were made by our Gochas Community Liaison Officer, Berend Velskoen after he was awarded a SUN KING PRO solar light.  Having gone through the project for 9 months now, it is evident that participants are very keen to change their lifestyles to more sustainable practices and these lights are one the many benefits participants gains through the 2014-2016 European Union  funded action, ‘RUG for Sustainability’.

September 2014

Community - Be a True Member!

Often people make assumptions of how other people are based on their gender, race, culture etc! What stereotypes do you have? Take a stereotype quiz on page 10 in our latest Bush Telegraph to find out! This issue on Community explores how we can learn from our environment to become a better community member by working together.

August 2014

RUG Youth Groups at NaDEET

The month of August was very eventful for the NaDEET Centre team. For the first time ever, the Centre hosted three youth groups from the communities of Rietoog, Uibes and Gochas. The groups were a part of NaDEET’s EU-funded “RUG for Sustainability” project. The programme included activities from secondary and primary programmes, but also featured new activities focused on solar energy and community projects. At the Environmental Talent Show, the youth showcased their homemade recycled handicrafts. Some of our favourites included a Nama doll made of scrap material, a tree with pantyhose branches and plastic bag leaves, and a slingshot made of recycled rubber. We look forward to seeing the youth participants again when we return to the communities at the end of September.

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).

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