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STORY: EIF’s IREMA Project conducts Regional Training of Trainers on Disaster Risk Management in Kunene Region

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR), is implementing the “Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia” (IREMA Project). This is a Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project (SAP001) that aims to reduce the vulnerability of smallholder farmers in Kunene region to the impacts of climate change.

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Our Corporate Profile

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) is a fund created by Act 13 of 2001 of the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia with the overall aim of continuing this great legacy by supporting individuals, projects and communities that ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.

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Agence Française de Développement (AFD) signs a grant agreement with the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) to support the financial sustainability of the conservation ecosystem

The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) and Agence Française de Développement signed an agreement in Windhoek today, to support the design of sustainable financing solutions benefiting to the conservation ecosystem.

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Sesfontein Community Garden site work begins

The “Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia (IREMA) Project” is a project being implemented through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) as the Executing Entity and the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) as the Accredited Entity to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The IREMA Project is a GCF grant funded project through the Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

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Fransfontein Garden Site Handover

The “Improving Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Practices of Smallholder Farmers Under Conditions of Climate Change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia” (IREMA) Project aims to reduce the vulnerability of smallholder famers, through investing in climate-smart agriculture techniques aimed at improving access to water and increasing both livestock and crop production

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Environmentalists Rewarded at the Sustainable Development Awards

Environmentalists Rewarded at the Sustainable Development Awards

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EIF assists Think Namibia Aquaponics Systems Project

On Tuesday, 30 March 2021, the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia joined the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, Embassy of Finland, Think Namibia Aquaponics at the HSF Aquaponics Project and first pilot aquaponics system at Aris Primary School, which is located approximately 20 km from Windhoek, Khomas region.

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Scoping a Green Future for Namibia under the New Green Economy 2030 (NGE 2030)

In February 2020, Cabinet decision no: 1st CCOPP/14.02.20/007 took note and supported the High-Level Panel on the Namibian Economy presentation titled “New Green Economy 2030 Program” as one of the interventions to propel economic growth in Namibia.

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It's all systems go for SDGIF window 2

The SDGIIF is used to provide grant match financing to women and youths in business, social enterprises and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to address the challenges of the financing gap to MSMEs. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) in 2017 estimated the annual financing gap to MSMEs in Namibia to be $1.8 billion.

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EIF collaborates with the art industry

EIF collaborates with the art industry

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Rapote Celebrates Woman Crop Farmers

Rapote Celebrates Woman Crop Farmers

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IREMA PROJECT DELIVERS IN KUNENE

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia’s IREMA Project capacitates farmers on small stock farming.

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GENDER MAINSTREAMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ASPIRING STORY OF A FEMALE TRACTOR OPERATOR IN THE ZAMBEZI REGION, NAMIBIA.

At a young age, she loved and enjoyed agriculture which encouraged her to enrol at Zambezi Vocational Training Centre (ZVTC) in 2017, where she obtained her level 3 Agricultural Certificate.

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IREMA hands over goats, fodder and fuel efficient valued at N$ 3.2 million

The Improving Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Practices of Smallholder Farmers Under Conditions of climate change in Sesfontein, Fransfontein, and Warmquelle areas of the Republic of Namibia project known in short as (IREMA) Project.

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The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia joined the Innovate Group for the handover of ablution toilet facilities to the City of Windhoek.

Honoured to render these facilities on behalf of the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta, was Executive Director, Mr. Theofilus Nghitila.

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The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) hosts two-day Ecosystems Based Adaptation (EbA) National Inception Workshop

The EbA project’s overall objective is to increase climate change resilience of productive landscapes in Namibia through implementation of ecosystem based adaption actions that strengthen social and ecological systems to sustain livelihoods at local levels and facilitate value chains of natural resources. 

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Long-term Project Support Consultant IREMA Kunene Project.

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) is Implementing a Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project

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Conservation Relief, Recovery & Resilience Facility (CRRRF)

On the 5th May 2020, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) Launched the Conservation Relief, Recovery and Resilient Facility (COVID-19 Facility). The Facility aims to provide financial relief to CBNRM institutions affected by the pandemic.

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EIF and NBC meet to discuss possible partnership

EIF & NBC met on the 3 March 2020, to disc

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EIF 2019/2020 Annual Plan Performance Review and 2020/2021 Annual planning

EIF had its 2019/2020 Annual Plan Perfor

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Benchmark visit of the national environment fund of Botswana (NEF) 10 – 12 February 2020

The National Environment Fund of Botsw

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Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of small holder farmers under conditions of climate change (Irema) in Sessfointein, Fransfontein and Warmquelle areas inception project workshop held

The Government of the Republic of Namibia, through the Environ

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Ground-breaking ceremony for the flood relief centre development project in Lusese conservancy on the 24th november 2019 in Lusese village

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia under the aus

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Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia signs a new Climate change agreement with the Green Climate Fund worth N$127 million in Songdo, South Korea

Climate Change Agreement between EIF and GCF

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Job opportunities arise at the Environmnetal Investment Fund

We are looking for a Environmental and Social Safeguard Officer (ESS) and Internal Auditor

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4 More Days to go

Tick Tock Did you guys apply? Only 4 more days

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5 more Days Left

Tick Tock, Namibia you only have 5 more days to make a change within your respective communal forests and conservancy.

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7 Days Left

Did you know that you only have 7 days left to submit your proposals?

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8 More days Left

Did you know that you have 8 Days only to make a charge in your respective communal forest and conservancy ? The time is now

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9 More Days Left

Did you know that there are only 9 days left to submit your proposals?

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Public Notice

Second Call for Climate Change Proposals!

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EIF scoops award at the Kalsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2019

KarlsruheSustainableAwards2019

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Take Note

Phone Lines are down

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Namibia to implement blue economy policy

EFFORTS are underway to implement a sustainable blue economy policy to ensure the country benefits from all its marine activities.

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Windhoek acts on climate change

COMBATING DROUGHT ... The site of the N$130 million pilot agricultural project to enhance agricultural productivity that was launched by tourism minister Pohamba Shifeta at Warmquelle in the Kunene region on Friday. Shifeta said the project will be implemented in Warmquelle, Fransfontein and Sesfontein to help small-scale farmers find adaptive measures and strengthen their resilience to climate change, especially to drought.

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Less rainfall-dependent crop schemes for Kunene

The Environmental Investment Fund intends to reduce the country's heavy reliance on rain-fed crops by utilising springs and harvesting water before evaporation for crop production.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

The Provision of Consultancy Services for Risk and Capacity Assessment on the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia in Partnership with the Green Climate Fund

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CBNRM EDA Grants awards ceremony 2019

CBNRM EDA Grants ceremony 2019

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Conservation Agriculture: Learning and Adapting Together

Namibia has been experiencing variability in rainfall over the past three agricultural seasons due to the climate change effects experienced the world over. As a result, innovative mechanisms to help small-scale crop farmers deal with climate change and to improve their resilience are needed.

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Review Committee

The Environmental Investment Fund appoints a first-of-its-kind governance structure i.e. the “Review Committee” (RC) consisting of six (6) members.

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Environment Ministry reinvests N$7 million into the Environmental Investment Fund

Ministry of Environment and Tourism has re-invested N$7 million of the environmental levies collected in the 2018/19 financial year into the Environment Investment Fund (EIF) for environmental protection measures.

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Donation Handover

Pupkewitz Megabuild and Kaap Agri Namibia handed over a donation of N$ 60,000 to the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia this morning. The two companies collected a voluntary plastic carrier bag charge per bag as part of their Break-Free-from-Plastic campaign.

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Science commission fills in research gaps in Environmental Investment Funds climate change response

Environmental Investment Fund signs a 5-year cooperation agreement with the National Commission Research, Science and Technology.

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Environmental Investment Fund gains unlimited access to extensive southern African climate data base.

EIF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management,

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A cleaner town, a cleaner Namibia

Cleaner Towns of the Year

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Shifeta awarded Tourism Minister of the year, Namibia awarded best Destination at ITB 2019

Namibia was awarded the Best Destination Safari and Wildlife.

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NMH announces 2019 RTA finalists

Responsible Tourism Awards finalists

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Green Climate Fund approves Ecosystem based Adaptation project for Namibia

A landscape based adaptation approach is part and parcel of the fourth climate change grant project that the EIF has successfully accessed through the Green Climate Fund.

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The Green Climate Fund Board selects Yannick Glemarec as new Executive Director

GCF new Executive Director

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African Union calls for an ambitious and successful GCF replenishment

GCF replenishment

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Government considering drought emergency declaration

Drought emergency declaration

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Namibia Secures Top Travel Destination Award

Namibia Upsets Japan, New Zealand to Secure Top Travel Destination Award

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Record rain numbers measured in southern Namibia

Southern Namibia has recorded some unusually high rainfall figures in a couple of days - surpassing century average!

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Namibia lost 50 rhinos to poaching annually since 2015

Namibia lost 50 rhinos to poaching annually since 2015

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Climate change: It’s happening faster than most people think

The impact of climate change continues to have devastating effects on countries across the globe, and Namibia has not been spared.

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GreenViewpoint Newsletter Summer edition

The summer edition of GreenViewpoint has been published for all project highlights and latest updates on EIF activities.

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Success of COP24 in Katowice – we have a global climate agreement!

The Global Climate UN – COP24 in Katowice ended in success. Negotiators from 196 countries and the European Union worked for two weeks on the Katowice Climate Package, implementing the Paris Agreement.

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Namibia Tourist Statistical Report 2017

Launch of MET 2017 Tourist Statistics Report

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Green Climate Fund replenishment wins strong endorsement at COP24

The current replenishment drive of the Green Climate Fund received top-level support from developing and developed nations during the international climate change meeting in Poland. 

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EIF signs N$140 million agreement for Climate Change action in Kunene Region

On the margins of COP24 in Katowice, Poland, the EIF signed a N$140 million agreement with the GCF for climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the Kunene Region.

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New era for waste management as Plastic carrier bags banned from Protected Areas

Environment and Tourism Minister announces ban on plastic bags from National Parks, Nature Reserves and Game Parks.

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Environment Minister inaugurates first Nature Conservation Board

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 inaugurated its first-ever Nature Conservation Board.

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First Regional Learning Forum on climate finance highlights need for co-operation in southern Africa

From 25 - 26 October 2018, six countries from southern Africa came together in Swakopmund, Namibia.

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Green Climate Fund invests US$1 billion for developing country climate action

Green Climate Fund invest US$1 billion for developing country climate action, launches first replenishment.

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We have moved!

The growth of the Fund has prompted us to move our operations to a new location.

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Shifeta gives new GPTF Board the thumbs up!

The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta officially inaugurated the Game Products Trust Fund’s (GPTF) new board members who resumed office on 11 July 2018.

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First Call for Proposals for climate change projects launched

Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta officially launched the Call for Proposals on Climate change Grants in support of the Empower to Adapt project

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Beat Plastic Pollution – World Environment Day 2018

The war on plastics in Namibia is on and is not insurmountable if the 2018 theme of World Environment Day was anything to go by.

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How the GCF and EIF operate

What is the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and how important is it to countries such as Namibia, set to be hard hit by the adverse impacts of climate change, due to its arid and semi-arid environment and its over-dependence on rain-fed agriculture?

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Launching SUNREF Namibia - a Green credit line for Namibian businesses

As the world becomes conscious of climate change and its effects, the French Development Agency, EIF Namibia and 3 participating local commercial banks have taken the lead in providing a green credit line for businesses in Namibia.

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GCF approves US$ 9.5 million for climate adaptation in Kunene Region

The Green Climate Fund approved its first SAP (Simplified Approval Process) project - a USD 9.30 million project for Improving rangeland and ecosystem management practices of smallholder farmers under conditions of climate change in Namibia

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“Like Drinking Water” – Namibia’s Benedict Libanda Speaks About Accessibility of GCF Finance

By the 19th meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund, the Environment Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) had achieved three unique firsts for the GCF.

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A night with the Stars - Meet the Sustainable Development Awards 2017 Winners!

The 2nd biannual Sustainable Development Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 21st September 2017; in Windhoek – where companies, individuals and associations shared a total of N $ 172,000 in prize money across 10 categories.

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Namibia commences GCF climate projects

Namibia has begun work on two Green Climate Fund (GCF)–supported projects bolstering rural people’s resilience.

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