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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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. 

 

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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News@NaDEET

June 2017

Being in Nature

Spending time in the outdoors and learning about the wonders of nature are key components of the NaDEET programme. Children from the Kamwandi Environmental Club recently came to NaDEET Centre during their holidays. Here one of the learners is very concentrated using our It's Time to Identify guide during field work.

April 2017

Penduka, penduka

During April almost 60 teachers gathered at NaDEET Centre in three separate workshops to translate NaDEET's popular pre-primary booklet pack "It's Time to Grow" into Namibian languages. Penduka, meaning "Wake up!" is the theme of one of the new Sun booklet poem. The other booklets are Water, Animals & Plants and Recycling. This project aims to improve Quality Education in Namibia through the promotion of indigenous languages and of course the environment. Teachers at the workshop- as with all of our participants- solar cooked, saved water and explored the Namib. Many remarked it was the best professional development training they had ever attended as it really taught them new practical skills that they can use in their work and at home!

March 2017

NaDEET at UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development

The importance of outdoor, experiential learning was one of the key messages during this UNESCO conference in Ottawa, Canada. Together with ESD practitioners from Southern Africa, Viktoria Keding, debated important elements to prepare African teachers for engaging learners with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Read more about the conference here. NaDEET is a UNESCO Key Partner for the Global Action Programme on ESD.

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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

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