Welcome to the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET)

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

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Professional Affiliations:

Unesco Key Partner - UNESCO Global Action Programme on Sustainable Living
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NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Learning and Living

for a Sustainable Future!

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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 as is soon to launch the new NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre


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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November 2018

NaDEET celebrates Arbor Day

In celebrating the national Arbor Day, NaDEET and the Swakopmund Primary School embarked on planting trees at their school. The indigenous trees planted are the Karee tree (Rhus lancea) and the Raisin bush (Grewia flava). Along with the trees, the school also received tree activity materials that were met with great enthusiasm by the learners. The tree activity materials were created by the Private School Swakopmund learners on their community service day.

October 2018

NaDEET wins Education for Sustainable Development Prize

NaDEET Centre has been awarded with the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development 2018 for its outstanding work in the field of ESD. Upon receiving the award the director of NaDEET Viktoria Keding highlighted the importance of the award “This award brings global attention to the importance of quality education in reaching the SDGs. We are proud to be part of the growing movement to reach these goals.” The award ceremony took place at the UNESCO Headquarters on the 9th October in Paris. Check out the official video of the winning projects here.

October 2018

NaDEET at 36th EEASA Conference

NaDEET’s two environmental educators joined delegates from over 7 countries to network and share knowledge at the 36th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference. The 4-day conference focussed on 'Rethinking Education for Sustainable Development: A Key to Our Future' was held in Livingstone, Zambia. The EEASA Conference provided a great opportunity for knowledge sharing on environmental education and promotion of different approaches being used to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) throughout the Southern African Region.

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Head Office
Green Centre, 5 Libertina Amathila Ave, 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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