Calendar of Events for April 2023
4 April 2023
Dear members and friends!
Prof. Dr Conny Mayer-Bonde will present her concept on Tourism and Resilience on 20 April 2023
Dr Brian Baker will give a presentation on 20 years CDC partnership between United States and Namibia in 25 April 2023
NEWS will have a talk on Rural Revive: Building a Desert-based Economy by NEWS Chairperson Reinhold Mangundu:
The author will talk about the project conceptualized under Wolwedans Vision 2030—The AridEden Project, and its aims at building resilient and thus more sustainable and equitable tourism/ conservation economies based on five core pillars: Commerce, Community, Conservation, Culture and Consciousness.
The project embraces these five pillars, interlinking them to provide the foundation on which to develop and implement a holistic economic concept. The project aims to benefit the local communities in the Namib Desert beyond Wolwedans, thus achieving the ‘revival’ of Maltahöhe and its people. By implementing a model for a diversified local economy and by assessing supply chain gaps and the needs of the local community it is attempted to create sustainable entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for the underprivileged men and women of Maltahöhe and surrounds.
Reinhold Mangundu is the Chairperson of NEWS and Project Coordinator of the Rural Revive project. He holds a Masters of Philosophy in Sustainable Development and Planning from the Stellenbosch University.
Events are open for the public. If not announced otherwise, venue is Namibia Scientific Society, Robert Mugabe Ave 110.
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