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December 2018

Edulink comes to NaDEET

Educators from 8 environmental education centres across Namibia gathered at NaDEET for the final of a series of EduLink workshop for 2018. This workshop focused on sustainability, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and teaching methods. Since the beginning of the year, NaDEET has been part of the EduLink project which aims to network all EE Centres across the country to equip them to conduct teacher training workshops. 

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.

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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