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NaDEET is the educational core of Africa’s first International Dark Sky Reserve

Learning and Living

for a Sustainable Future!

About us

"The best thing at NaDEET was to learn about the many different ways to use solar cookers" The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET) is a non-profit, Namibian trust established in 2003. The NaDEET Centre is located 100 km south of Sesriem/Sossusvlei on the NamibRand Nature Reserve and the head office is located in the coastal city of Swakopmund. NaDEET believes environmental education must not only increase awareness and knowledge but also eco-friendly attitudes and skills in Namibia's youth and educators to promote participation.

NaDEET Objectives

To provide environmental education for Namibians, regardless of income, by:

  • addressing relevant environmental issues through hands-on, experiential learning.
  • supporting the Namibian school curricula in a practical, learner-centred way.
  • providing the opportunity of experiencing the county's namesake - the Namib Desert - first hand, thus creating a sense of respect and responsibility for their natural environment.

NaDEET Projects

  • Environmental Education at NaDEET  Cen tre
    We offer three to five day hands-on, experiential, environmental education programmes for Namibians. Most of our programmes are attended by primary school children. However, we also offer courses to secondary schools, out-of-school youth, educators and community members.
  • Environmental Literacy Projects
    The main NaDEET literacy project is a youth magazine available at no cost to all learners, educators and interested citizens in Namibia, called the Bush Telegraph. Approximately 18,000 learners and educators are currently subscribed. It aims to increase knowledge of and improve attitudes towards our environment through reading. This project is complemented by our "It's Time to ..." activity book and guide book series.
  • Urban Sustainability Centre
    The Urban Sustainability Centre in Swakopmund is NaDEET's newest initiative,  an education centre for day visitors that features a "sustainability activity house". The centre is open to the general public and schools and it aims to challenge Namibians' assumptions about the impact of their lifestyle choices and to offer ideas to finding suitable everyday solutions to environmental problems.


Head Office
Green Centre, 5 Libertina Amathila Ave, Swakopmund
Tel: +264 (0)81 367 5310 - Fax-to-email: +264 (0)88 655 2669

Postal address
PO Box 8702, Swakopmund, Namibia

NaDEET Centre - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Maltahöhe
Tel: +264 (0)81-1257681

Trust Certificate No : T168/2003

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