WINDHOEK: The first-ever Climate Change Knowledge Fair commenced at the Habitat Research and Development Centre (HRDC) in the capital today.
The two-day event is taking place under the theme ‘Knowledge, Innovation, Action and Resilience’, and aims to stimulate and facilitate the exchange of knowledge about climate change across different sectors in Namibia, and to advance cross-sectoral interaction, cross-practice learning and collaboration.
Speaking at the event, Minister of Environment and Tourism Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said while Namibia has done a lot of work in documenting its vulnerability to this phenomenon, more still needs to be done to translate this knowledge into actions and decision-making tools for all sectors to participate fully, and to engage meaningfully.
She stated that a large body of climate change literature, including published books, science journals and information on the Internet, exists.
Ndaitwah, however, raised the concern that the wealth of this knowledge remains meaningless if it is not utilised to improve the lives of the Namibian people.
The Africa Adaptation Project for Namibia (AAP NAM) Directorate in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism organised the event, which is aimed at building a foundation for a national approach to climate change adaptation in Namibia.
2 (WINDHOEK) – President Hifikepunye Pohamba left for Accra, Ghana this afternoon to attend the funeral of that country’s late president, John Atta Mills.
Mills, 68, died after a short illness in a military hospital there on 24 July, and his burial is scheduled for tomorrow.
Pohamba is accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Peya Mushelenga and Tuliameni Kalomoh, the special advisor to Foreign Affairs Minister Utoni Nujoma.
He was seen off at the Eros Airport by Nujoma, Prime Minister Nahas Angula, Trade and Industry Minister Hage Geingob, Safety and Security Minister Nangolo Mbumba and other senior Government officials.
Pohamba and his delegation are expected home on Saturday.