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Research and Publications about NaDEET

Title: Evaluating Environmental Education in Namibia
Author: Carina Holtwerth 2014
Summary of findings: Holtwerth conducted a case study evaluation of the impact of the NaDEET Centre programme on three schools in early 2014. One of the main conclusions of the study highlights the importance of adapting the programme to address the varying living conditions of the participants.
 

Title: Evaluation-Environmental Education to Empower Namibian Communities to Improve their Living Conditions
Author: Ashby Associates cc 2013
Summary of findings: Ashby Associates cc conducted this external, end-of-project evaluation of NaDEET’s three year European Union-funded programme: “Environmental Education to Empower Namibian Communities to Improve their Living Conditions”.  The main purpose of the evaluation is to track the impact of the programme on individuals, families and communities and progress in its six results areas.  It also provides recommendations and areas for improvement.

 

Title: NaDEET Centre Tour Survey Report
Author: Naike Marengo 2012
Summary of findings: This study analyzed the outcomes of informational tours given by NaDEET staff to tourists visiting the NamibRand Nature Reserve. It outlines the most successful fundraising tactics and provides recommendations for future tours and fundraising efforts.

 

Title: Press Release- Community Members Embrace Solar Cooking in the South
Author: Jon Maravelias 2011
Summary of findings: In 2011, NaDEET staff members conducted an evaluation using surveys and interviews in order to determine the success of implementing a sustainable lifestyle amongst rural Namibians in the South. The study found that solar cooking technologies helped foster team-work and improve life in low-income communities.

 

Title: Effective EE for All: An ELL Curriculum Designed for the Namib Desert
Author: Alanna Pardee 2010 (Masters in Global and International Studies-University of California at Santa Barbara)
Summary of findings: Survey findings concluded that there was a gap between Upper Primary students’ and English Language Learners’ (ELLs) absorption of class material and sustainability concepts. Recommendations are made for curriculum which meets the needs of all ELL groups.

 

Title: Charity’s Best Kept Secret: Fiscal Sponsorships and the Future of American Philanthropy Abroad
Author: Benjamin B. Burghart 2010 (Masters in Global and International Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara)
Summary of findings: As a result of attempting to fundraise internationally for NaDEET, this study looks at fiscal sponsorships as a means of appealing to the American philanthropic base.

 

Title: Program Statement Memo: Environmental Education at NaDEET Centre
Author: Sarah Bittenbender 2009
Summary of findings: The purpose of this memo is to describe Environmental Education at NaDEET Center. The memo reports on a “Logic Model” exercise which outlines some of the challenges facing the organization as it strives to meet its goals.  

 

Title: Sustainable Living and Learning at NaDEET Centre
Author: Viktoria Keding 2007
Summary of findings: This paper serves to explore the NaDEET Centre’s successes and failures to date.

 

Title: Programme Evaluation Informing Environmental Education- EEASA Conference Paper 
Author: Viktoria Keding 2003
Summary of findings: This paper begins by looking at an EE Centre and programme located in the Otjiwarongo area for youth. A brief discussion about the nature and structure of the EE programme is given, followed by a description of an informal programme evaluation undertaken during 2002.

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