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We all know that Namibia is currently entering a drought cycle, that the majority of community members rely on subsistence farming to survive, and that climate change affects food and water security negatively.

But what are we doing about it? Well, quite a lot actually. And we have an award to prove it! Namibia won the Momentum for Change Award at the 18th UN Climate Change Conference (COP18) in Doha, Qatar at the end of last year. 

Johanna uses the ezystove

Johanna uses the ezystove

We were given this award for implementing the initiative, ‘Holistic approaches to community adaptation to climate change’, which employs six local interlinked climate-change coping strategies. Among these are the use of the energy-efficient stove, EzyStove, and agro-forestry and vegetable production under micro-drip irrigation systems.

As part of the UNDP’s Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) Project, these initiatives focus on agricultural and pastoral communities in the north-central and far north-eastern regions of Namibia. Namibia is one of ten countries implementing community-based projects to build resilience to climate change. Is this great, or what? Read more about the EzyStove at:

This news snippet first appeared in the Travel News Namibia Autumn 2013 print edition and was compiled by journalist Marita van Rooyen. 
Travel News Namibia
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Travel News Namibia is a high-quality glossy Namibia travel and lifestyle magazine tasked with promoting Namibia to the world. With riveting stories, first-hand encounters and magnificent photographs showcasing tourism, travel, nature, adventure and conservation, TNN is the ultimate and most comprehensive guide to exploring Namibia. Travel News Namibia is published in five different editions per year. These include four English- language editions and one German. Travel News Namibia is for sale in Namibia and South Africa.

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