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
Dark Sky Reserve
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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February 2020

Some rain at NaDEET

Windstorms have become a frequent occurrence at the Centre since last year but we are happy to have received some rainfall (55mm) over the past weeks. Check out our weather station to follow the weather updates at NaDEET Centre. We hope to have more rain to spring more life to the dry scenery. 

January 2020

Swakopmund Youth Engages with the SDGs

Together in partnership with the Namibian Youth Coalition on Climate Change and Green Heart Environmental Solutions, we hosted a two-day SDG workshop focused on challenges and successes using the local context in Swakopmund. The workshop was our first for youth at the new Urban Sustainability Centre.
We wish all the best for 2020 and to many more exciting programmes to come.

December 2019

Recycling competition winners visit NaDEET Centre

Winners of the Recycle Namibia Forum annual School Recycling Competition, Moreson Special School for the Cognitively Impaired, were excited to learn a hands-on recycling method as part of their sustainability visit to NaDEET Centre. NaDEET sponsored the visit for the school with a portion of the prize money from the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD. 

To read more about the competition: Schools Recycling Competition  

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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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