The Executive Director of the Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management (SASSCAL), Jane Olwoch, said green hydrogen is the way to combat climate change in Namibia in the future.

Dr. Olwoch said this at a Research Dissemination Meeting with SASSCAL Regional Tipping Points in Southern Africa, held in Windhoek on Thursday.

Dr. Olwoch said climate change and the globalisation of economic systems are enormous challenges for societies that demand global collaboration, cooperation, and a global perspective.

"In Namibia, we have a special programme called Youth in Hydrogen. This is specifically for Namibian young people, and in Youth in Hydrogen, we support students who are studying at UNAM, NUST, and TVETs around the country. The reason we are very excited about green hydrogen is because we share one planet, and our planet is already struggling. We are promoting green hydrogen because it is clean.: 

SASSCAL has five projects: climate change, biodiversity conservation, food security, water security, sustainable forests, and woodlands.
Every project has at least two southern African partners, supported by Germany. 

The Director of the Global Change Institute, Professor Francois Engelbrecht, said Southern Africa is warming up drastically and the region is likely to become generally drier. 
SASSCAL is a joint initiative of Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, and Germany to add value for the whole Southern African region in response to the challenges of global change to reduce risk and improve livelihoods.



Katrina Shikonde