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Following Agnes Tjirare’s (Wilderness Safaris Namibia’s CITW, Culture and Stakeholder Officer) recent listing among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders in March, on Friday 21 May our colleague was awarded the 2021 Women and Environment accolade in Namibia’s Sustainable Development Awards. The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia awards recognise the importance of integrating sustainability...
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Otjiningua village is set in the remote Marienfluss Conservancy, along the Kunene River, Namibia’s northern border with Angola. It is roughly 325 km from Opuwo, the nearest town – and will soon finally have its own clinic! Containers for the Otjinungua Clinic en route from Walvis Bay to Opuwo Comprised of converted shipping containers, the...
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Late last year, CITW’s Agnes Tjirare conducted a short course on communities growing their own food, and the value of nutrition. At the end the community members were provided with seeds and shown how to plant them. She returned to the same community late last month and these are the results.
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During the first quarter of 2021, 600 parcels were distributed to five Namibian conservancies across 4 400 km. Some 2 400 individuals received assistance during this food drive.
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We are thrilled to announce that Agnes Tjirare, CITW Namibia, and Aline Umutoni, CITW Rwanda, have been listed among the Top 100 Young African Conservation Leaders list! The panel received 565 nominations from 425 youth organisations and networks, which underwent a rigorous judging and verification process. “Congratulations Agnes and Aline, we are so proud of...
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“We are thrilled to report on the donation of a solar water pump to Otjinungua Mobile School in the far northern Marienfluss Conservancy! This life-changing gift from Bank Windhoek is valued at NAD60 000″, notes Namibia CITW and Community Co-ordinator, Agnes Tjirare. Access to water at the school now makes it possible to implement a...
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In the face of the deprivation and loss of earnings caused by the pandemic, in Namibia many Himba families have had to expand their home food production, and use traditional methods for food storage. They have also reverted to traditional medicine for healing. Girls milk goats for the younger children’s daily supply of thick milk...
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CITW Namibia works closely with the Sesfontein Health Centre through a nutrition and deworming initiative, as well as COVID-19 awareness offered jointly through Eco-Clubs. The facility was established in 1960 by Dr Nell and Nurse Julia Ganuses in Sesfontein. Mr Shikale, who is a registered nurse in charge of the health facility, started a small...
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CITW Namibia Programme Co-ordinator, Agnes checked in on a few of her partner schools recently. She reports that despite most staff and learners being off the school premises and homeschooling during lockdown, their eco-gardens are still alive, with numerous vegetables thriving, including cabbages, tomatoes, onions, pumpkins, corn and beetroot! From the fruit tree donation contributed...
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With the easing of COVID lockdown restrictions, most schools in Namibia have resumed face-to-face teaching. Our Namibia Programme Co-ordinator, Agnes Tjirare, took the opportunity to excite the learners with a few last activities for the year. She also met with with school heads to plan for next year.
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