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Basic income grants and land servicing in mid-year budget consultations

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Basic income grants, safety homes, climate change, and land servicing were among the inputs given by civil society during a consultation with the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprise, Iipumbu Shiimi. 

The consultations are regarding priorities for the 2024–2025 mid-year budget review. 

The mid-year budget review is expected to be tabled in the National Assembly in October.

Namibia plans new desalination plant

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If all goes according to plan, fresh desalinated water will be available from the desalination plant in the Erongo Region by 2027.

This announcement was made by Carl Schlettwein, the Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, during his address at a Land Development Conference in Henties Bay.

The government, through Namwater, aims to establish a secure, sustainable, and affordable potable water supply network by utilizing groundwater aquifers, specifically the Omaruru Delta and the Kuiseb Delta in the vicinity of Walvis Bay.

Namibia launches Integrated Landscape Project

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The Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism has launched the Namibia Integrated Landscape Approach for Enhancing Livelihoods and Environmental Governance to Eradicate Poverty project. 

Supported by the Global Environment Facility and the UNDP, the project aims to promote sustainable landscape management, reduce poverty with nature-based livelihoods, protect forests, and achieve land degradation neutrality.

Windhoek takes lead on disaster risk reduction

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In a bid to enhance urban resilience and mitigate disaster risks, the City of Windhoek and global partners convened a workshop aimed at addressing the pressing challenges posed by climate change and urban expansion. 

The event highlights the need for Africa to spearhead dialogues focused on disaster risk reduction.

The City of Windhek CEO, Moses Matjayi, and the Mayor, Queen Kamati, emphasised the significance of proactive measures in disaster risk management and the prioritisation of urban resilience. 

FAO supports Namibia's food security efforts with N$2.2 million donation

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The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains a dedicated partner for Namibia to ensure food security for all.

This commitment was reaffirmed at the handover of gardening tools and irrigation systems to 308 beneficiaries in the Ohangwena Region, valued at N$2.2 million.

FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture are the implementers of the project funded by the government of Japan.

N$25 million will cover four focal regions, namely Ohagwena, ||Kharas, Kavango West, and Zambwezi, to tackle climate-induced shocks.

Swapo Party VP urges collaboration in drought mitigation

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Swapo Party Vice President Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah called for concerted efforts to mitigate the drought situation experienced in some parts of the country due to low rainfall.

Speaking at the first Central Committee of the Swapo Party for this year, Nandi-Ndaitwah appealed to all regional coordinators and the nation at large to work in collaboration with the governors and councillors to see to it that whatever the government is making available to ease the drought situation and its impact must be done in the best interest of the people.

Spitzkoppe feels climate change effects

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Spitzkoppe, situated between Arandis and Usakos, stands as a testament to the impact of climate change, altering age-old Christmas traditions for the elderly residents in the area.

It is known for its visually stunning landscapes, once painted a green horizon during every festive season, creating a picturesque backdrop for Christmas celebrations.

However, the elderly inhabitants of Spitzkoppe and the surrounding farms now lament that the effects of climate change have transformed their beloved region.

ASEZ WAO takes lead in responding to climate change and examine climate disaster cases

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ASEZ WAO, a local environmental forum, takes the lead in responding to climate change and examines climate disaster cases, seeking solutions to environmental problems.

The forum held its meeting in the capital to discuss ways to better deal with climate change under the theme "Are you doing well in responding to climate change"? 

Global warming is the biggest issue facing mankind. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a new high last year.

Climate change is threatening Africa's ecosystems and economies - Schlettwein

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Climate change is threatening Africa's ecosystems and economies.

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein, says the situation is placing the African country's developmental gains, prosperity, and aspirations under the Africa Union Agenda 2063 in jeopardy.

He urged that all member states respond collectively and boldly to the challenges presented by climate change.