Promoting and supporting
The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the broader environment sector, that can lobby with government and other parties, that can raise funds for its members and that can represent the sector.
NCE recently met two young, enthusiastic Chinese nationals who visited Namibia. Hongxiang Huang (Hong) and Edwina Zhang work for “China House” in Nairobi, Kenya. Hong is the Founder & CEO of China House - “committed to the development of a socially and environmentally responsible model of Chinese investment in Africa”. Their mission is “to help Chinese companies and individuals better integrate into Africa”.
The NCE suggested to the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek that a similar programme be set up for Namibia or perhaps for southern Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique,…
On Saturday, 22 April 2017, between 09:00 and 12:00, the public completed a multiple-choice survey on plastics, and potential regulations to be imposed on the use of plastics. A total of 82 people completed the survey. The Plastic Free Campaign Petition was also signed by 147 people.
On Earth Day, NCE promoted the Plastic Free campaign at SuperSpar Maerua. Many people took advantage of the offer to bring 20 used plastic bags to Superspar Maerua and get a free canvas bag in exchange. In total, several hundred canvas bags were distributed.
Newly-formed Namibian Chamber for Environment brings different sectors together
At the very first symposium organized by the Namibian Chamber for Environment on animal movements and satellite tracking in Namibia, researchers from the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and of various NGOs were not only presenting their projects and research results, but also found that the value of their work was enriched when they shared their information.
This led the participants to agree that they should work together more closely in future. A strong partner was found in the B2Gold…