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Visit to Namibia of Dr. Gunther Bachmann – Executive Secretary of the German Sustainable Development Advisory Council

Members of the SDAC at the Walvis Bay Salt Works

The Executive Secretary of the German Sustainable Development Advisory Council, Prof. Dr. Guenther Bachmann, visited Namibia from 29th June until 8th July 2016. The visit took place as a follow up to the visit of the SD Advisory Council members to Germany in June 2015 and aimed to update each other on developments and to strengthen further partnership and collaboration.

Visit to the Rent-A-Drum Recycling Facility

Rent-A-Drum's Material Recovery Facility is the only one of its kind in Namibia

In follow up to recommendations from the exchange visit to the German Sustainable Development Council, a site visit was undertaken to the Rent-A-Drum facility in Windhoek to gain a better understanding about the workings of the recycling industry in Namibia.

The delegation, led by Dr. Gabi Scheider, was given a tour of the facility, after which there was a presentation and discussion in the boardroom. 

Members of the SDAC re-appointed for a second term

The SD Advisory Council Members with the Hon. Minister of Environment and Tourism at their reappointment ceremony (Absent from picture: Ms. Martha Naanda, Dr. Chris Brown and Dr. Gabi Schneider)

Minister of Environment and Tourism Pohamba Shifeta announced the re-appointment of the members of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council during a press conference on November 3rd 2015. The Minister praised the members for their performance but outlined that he wanted the council to be more visible and vocal in order to influence the national discourse on sustainable development.

SDAC members undertake fact finding mission to communal conservancies in the Erongo and Kunene regions

Fact-finding mission to communal conservancies in Erongo and Kunene Regions

SDAC members undertook a fact-finding mission to communal conservancies in Erongo and Kunene regions. The main aim was to assess the impact of the CBNRM Programme on-the-ground, to learn about the challenges and opportunities, and the possibilities for enhancing its sustainability.

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