The Namibian environment however may not be that fortunate due to environmentally damaging development, in particular the increased interest in nuclear power. With an estimated 7% of world uranium deposits and a friendly investment policy, Namibia has seen a boom in mining exploration. Besides the obvious land degradation, mining requires tremendous quantities of water and energy that Namibia currently does not have.
October 2008 marked the fifth anniversary of NaDEET Centre with more than 3,500 participants since our opening. Many returning teachers have commented on the improved, smooth running of the Centre's operations due to our new staff structure. During our annual strategic planning, we identified areas for further improvement including a need to expand our environmental auditing activities and infrastructure.
Our primary environmental literacy project, the Bush Telegraph, was honoured with first place in the 2008 Eco Media Awards in the publishing house category. This was in recognition for the two issues produced last year on the topics of climate change and the Namibian coast.
NaDEET meeting with UNESCO