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March 2020

First Sustainability Workshop for Erongo Teachers

A group of teachers from various schools in Erongo region took part in the first sustainability workshop hosted at the Urban Sustainability Centre in Swakopmund. Filled with practical and hands-on activities, teachers reached the end of the workshop with a sense of empowerment to implement sustainability at their schools.  

February 2020

Some rain at NaDEET

Windstorms have become a frequent occurrence at the Centre since last year but we are happy to have received some rainfall (55mm) over the past weeks. Check out our weather station to follow the weather updates at NaDEET Centre. We hope to have more rain to spring more life to the dry scenery. 

January 2020

Swakopmund Youth Engages with the SDGs

Together in partnership with the Namibian Youth Coalition on Climate Change and Green Heart Environmental Solutions, we hosted a two-day SDG workshop focused on challenges and successes using the local context in Swakopmund. The workshop was our first for youth at the new Urban Sustainability Centre.
We wish all the best for 2020 and to many more exciting programmes to come.

December 2019

Recycling competition winners visit NaDEET Centre

Winners of the Recycle Namibia Forum annual School Recycling Competition, Moreson Special School for the Cognitively Impaired, were excited to learn a hands-on recycling method as part of their sustainability visit to NaDEET Centre. NaDEET sponsored the visit for the school with a portion of the prize money from the 2018 UNESCO-Japan Prize on ESD. 

To read more about the competition: Schools Recycling Competition  

November 2019

Urban Sustainability Centre Officially Open

Visitors to the NaDEET Urban Sustainability Centre can now take part in the programmes that the Centre has to offer after it was officially opened by the Secretary-General Roderick April of the Namibian National Commission to UNESCO in Swakopmund. The opening event on the 22 October was attended by a multi-sectoral stakeholder audience who got impressions of what the centre has to offer to visitors. Read here for more information on the centre and programmes offered. 

October 2019

ESD bridging Japan to Namibia

On a quest to learn about NaDEET’s hands on ESD practices, a group of twelve Bachelor of Education students from the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo came to Namibia. The cultural exchange around ESD was inspiring for all. This visit was made a reality by professor Yoshi Nagata, one of the international jury members for the ESD Prize who organized for his students and colleagues.  Read more about their visit here.

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