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Mission Statement


The primary aims of the NNF are to
promote sustainable development, to
conserve biological diversity and
natural ecosystems, and to support the
wise and ethical use of natural
resources for the benefit of all
Namibians, both present and future.


Rainfall (
land productivity)

Higher financial
returns from
indigenous species
management in lower
rainfall areas


Higher financial
returns from exotic
species management
in areas of high
rainfall & soil
fertility

Returns to different land
-
uses

the main input is getting the policy environment right

Policy failures drive down value


of indigenous



species


Subsidies (e.g. in agriculture) drive
up value of exotic species management

Objectives

In order to fulfill our mission, the following
objectives are upheld:






Initiate, support and promote activities that
conserve Namibia's environment, protect biological
diversity and foster the sustainable and ethical use
of natural resources;





Support and promote initiatives which
strengthen Namibian institutions to better
understand and manage natural resources











Plan, develop, implement and administer
projects in support of the mission





Provide small grants to worthy environmental
initiatives, particularly those linked to socio
-
economic development of disadvantaged
communities





Promote and support community
-
based natural
resource management initiatives


Raise funds for conservation and Namibia's
environment in support of the NNF's mission


Administer funds for development and
implementing partners






Promote and support initiatives aimed at
public awareness and education on the environment
and sustainable use of natural resources





Establish and maintain good, open channels of
communication with partners and potential partners





Be a good partner



Projects


The NNF currently has over 90 projects

that it is implementing, managing or

administering. These range from small local

initiatives to national programmes to

regional projects.







Management Philosophy


The management of the NNF is based on a
philosophy of
interactive participation and partnership

with Ministries within
the Government of the Republic of Namibia, non
-
governmental
organisations, community
-
based institutions, international bilateral and
multilateral donors, the private sector, management staff and project
executants, regional southern African organisations and international
institutions.



Role of NNF in project implementation

(n = 82 projects)

NNF is sole implementer


4%

Lead


implementation


role


28%

Support
implementation role


34%

Financial
administration
only

34%

0.0
10.0
20.0
30.0
40.0
50.0
60.0
70.0
80.0
90.0
100.0
Percent
Sustainable Development
Biodiversity Conservation
Equity
Institutional Support
Public Awareness
Education
Partnership
Democratisation
Fund raising
Planning & development
Contribution of projects to the NNF Mission and Objectives
(
n = 96 projects)
%

%
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0.0
10.0
20.0
30.0
40.0
50.0
60.0
70.0
80.0
90.0
100.0
Percent
Leading role
Support role
Financial admin only
Project category
Percentage of projects that contribute to Sustainable Development
%

%
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0.0
10.0
20.0
30.0
40.0
50.0
60.0
70.0
80.0
Percent
Leading role
Support role
Financial admin only
Category of project
Percent that projects contribute to Democratisation
%

%
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Biodiversity
-

species management and protection

Elephant, Rhino, Carnivores, Vultures, Endemics etc.

Top left:

Black rhino near Wereldsend


by Pamela McGrath
Top right:

Skulls from poached rhinos at Wereldsend


by Eddie Parker WWF / IRDNC

Bottom left:

Elephant footprint


by Eddie Parker WWF / IRDNC
Bottom right:

Elephant in the Hoanib river


by Eddie Parker WWF / IRDNC

Habitat
management,
including river
basins

Okavango River

The flow of a lifeline



Planning tool for decision
-
makers and planners over
the whole basin



Covers socio
-
economic information,
environmental and
ecological information,
infrastructure, land
-
uses and hydrology.


Devolution of rights and responsibilities to
appropriate levels of management

Community
-
Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) programme

Registered Communal Area Conservancies
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
Ye ar
Conservancies
Area under Conservancies
0
10000
20000
30000
40000
50000
60000
70000
80000
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
Years
Area (km2)
0
20000
40000
60000
80000
100000
120000
140000
160000
Wildlife numbers
1982
1986
1990
1998
2001
2002
2003
Years
Wildlife numbers in the north-west of Namibia
Elephant
Mountain Zebra
Oryx
Springbok
Namibia Nature Foundation Grants Programme

CBNRM Grants


The aim of the CBNRM programme is to provide incentives to

communities t
o manage and use wildlife and natural resources in

sustainable and productive ways, to improve their livelihoods, and to

build capacity. The programme is funded by USAID.


There are three types of CBNRM Grants:

1.
Institutional Grant to support agencies


2.
Conservancy Grant made to registered conservancies for their

operational costs.

3. Seed Grants for discreet catalytic initiatives.


Contact Person: Uda Nakamhela


un@nnf.org.na


Avis EE Tours


The project provides disadvantaged children, decision
-
makers and

communities with the opportunity of improving their understanding

of the environment and their capacity to make informed decisions

about their environment.


The programme has limited funding and provides sponsorship to an

initiative of up to about
N$ 3,000.00.
The Avis EE Tours is sponsored


by Avis
-
Rent
-
a
-
Car


Contact Person: Sally Wood


sw@nnf.org.na


NNF Films


There are two different film funds.

1.
Sidewinder
s
Films

makes promotional films and advertisements. They

donate funds for conservation, to be spent in the general area of where

filming took place.




2.

Des and Jen Bartlett

contributes funds based on the sale of their

videos.


Contact Person: Sally Wood


sw@nnf.org.na



The Local Environment Fund

This fund aims to democratise the environment, by providing

environmentally
-
orientated organisations or institutions with the

“means” to address specific environmental problems. The main

objective of the fund is to contribute toward sustainable environmental

development in Namibia.



The Local Environment Fund is a programme supported by the Swedish

International Development Agency (Sida). It provides support per

project for not more than

N$ 50,000.00

(
as a guideline).


Contact Person: Mr. Benedict Libanda

bl@nnf.org.na





The Namibia Environment Fund


The Namibia Environmental Fund (NEF) programme seeks to


improve the quality of life of Namibians by empowering civil

society (organisations, institutions and individuals) to care for

their natural resources, to derive benefits from these resources

and to promote environmental democracy within the context of

sustainable development.



The NEF Programme is funded by the
Danish International

Development Assistance (
DANIDA) and the maximum contribution

to a project is
N$ 100,000.00



Contact Person: Mr. Benedict Libanda

bl@nnf.org.na



NNF Bursaries


The Namibia Nature Foundation provides supports to second and third

year students pursuing a career in conservation
-
related programmes.


Opportunities are also given to part
-
time students working in the

environmental sector.


With the limited funds of this programme, the NNF provides support of


up to
N$ 2,500.00

per student.


Contact Person: Mr. Benedict Libanda

bl@nnf.org.na


NNF Micro Grants


The programme supports initiatives up to
N$ 10,000.00.

Areas of

support include: environmental awareness creation, development of

environmental information, small local studies, small natural

resource
-
based enterprises, training, seed funding to start an

initiative or help lever additional funds, modest but

critical management activities.


Contact Person: Dr. Chris Brown


cb@nnf.org.na


UNDP GEF/SGP

The programme aims at promoting the conservation of natural resources

while at the same time improving local people’s livelihood.

The focal points for the GEF are:
International Waters, Land

Degradation, Biodiversity Conservation, and Sustainable use of


natural resources.


Provides grant funding of up to
US$ 50,000.00

directly to NGOs and

CBOs (Project duration: up to 3 years). The Programme is an initiative

funded by the UNDP.


Contact Person: Mr. Karl Aribeb

ka@nnf.org.na



Go Green Fund


This is a private sector grant making fund which aims at enhancing

conservation, the protection of important habitats, and indigenous

Plants and animals.


The maximum contribution to a project is
N$ 50,000.00
per year.

The Go Green Fund is an initiative of the Commercial Bank of Namibia.


Contact Person:

Mrs. Di
-
Anna Grobler

CBON

or


Mr. Benedict Libanda

bl@nnf.org.na





The

primary

aims

of

the

Namibia

Nature

Foundation

(NNF)

are

to

promote

sustainable

development,

to

conserve


biological

diversity

and

natural

ecosystems,

and

to

promote

the

wise

and

ethical

use

of

natural

resources

for

the

benefit


of

all

Namibians,

both

present

and

future
.


The

Namibia

Nature

Foundation

(NNF)

is

a

non
-
governmental,

not
-
for
-
profit

organisation

established

in

1987
.

It

is


governed

by

an

independent

Board

of

Trustees

and

is

audited

annually

by

an

independent

international

auditing

firm
.


Types of Grants




Small

Grants
:

Up

to

N
$

10
,

000
.
00
.

These

funds

support

short

term

initiatives

such

as

Environmental

Education

Tours

and

Exchange

Visits,

meetings

and

small

local

initiatives
.



Medium

Grants
:

Up

to

about

N
$

50
,
000
.
00
.
)
.

The

maximum

project

duration

is

one

year
.




Large

Grants
:

These

are

grants

which

contribute

funding

to

a

project

up

to

about

N
$

300
,
000
.
00
.

The

maximum

project

duration

is

three

years
.




General Information on Grants


The

Namibia

Nature

Foundation

Grants

Programme

seeks

to

target

areas

of

the

country

that

are

normally

poorly

supported,

and

individuals

and

associations

that

have

had

little

or

no

previous

access

to

environmental

funding
.

One

of

the

functions

of

the

Namibia

Nature

Foundation

is

to

p
rovide

small

grants

to

worthy

environmental

initiatives,

particularly

those

linked

to

socio
-
economic

development

of

disadvantaged

communities
.



The

NNF

offers

project

support

funds

to

especially

new

emerging

projects

and

value

adding

initiatives
.

The

NNF

grants

programme

is

an

initiative

that

supports

ideas

which

promote

conservation,

sustainable

development,

and

at

the

same

time

improve

livelihoods

from

the

wise

utilisation

of

natural

resources
.

The

grants

also

aim

to

build

the

capacity

of

partner

organisations,

particularly

community
-
based

organisations

and

NGOs
.

For more information please visit our website at:


http://www.nnf.org.na

Or contact us at:

Namibia Nature Foundation

PO Box 245 Windhoek, Namibia

Tel: +264 61 248345

Fax: +264 61 248344

Email:
nnf@nnf.org.na


Environmental education (EE) and awareness

EE Centres and EE Tours

Okatjikona EE Centre


By Judy Storm

Visitors at the Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust
EE Centre


by Nils Odendaal

Environmental information

Environmental atlas and profiles

Preliminary Profile of the Kavango Region in Namibia


by
Raison for the “
Every River Has Its People
” project

Atlas of Namibia, John Medelsohn, Alice Jarvice, Carol Roberts
and Tony Robertson

Capacity building and training

Institutional support to partners, bursary programme

Left:

Game Guard Training at Wereldsend


by Kapala Hoge

Right:

Cessna 182 donated to the Ministry
of Environment and Tourism by the NNF




by Nils Odendaal

Research and monitoring

Game counts, natural resource monitoring

Torra Game Guards
-

by Eddie Parker WWF / IRDNC

For more information please visit

http://www.nnf.org.na