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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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.

September 2018

Think Namibia!

"Although solar cooking is something that I heard about in passing often, I never really thought solar cooking was efficient or that it could compare to other forms of cooking such as using electrical stoves, but after using the solar cooking devices at NaDEET, I now realize that solar cooking is actually the best choice to go with. Solar cooking is the simplest, safest and most convenient way to cook food without consuming fuels and it also does not release any gases that contribute to greenhouse gases- solar is a clean source of energy." - Ndinelao Landi Moses

As one of a 30 member delegation that participated in our week-long solar cooking and renewable energy programme at the Centre, Landi was also the lucky winner of the solar oven. The course sponsored by the Hanns Seidel Foundation and National Youth Council was aimed for young adults who are motivated to take action for a sustainble Namibia. Read Landi's full report on her experience.

August 2018

Biking for NaDEET

A group of 19 students from Willy Brandt Gymnasium in Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany, are in Namibia for a bike tour to raise funds for NaDEET. Led by their school principal and NaDEET’s technical director, the group will cover a distance of over 500km in 7 days to cycle from Windhoek via the Khomas Hochland through NamibRand to reach NaDEET Centre. There they will spend a week learning about sustainability and the Namib together with one of our partner schools, WJD Cloete JSS. Listen to the radio programme from WDR in German.

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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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