Environmental Investment Fund allocates grants

Recipients of various projects that received funding from the Environmental Investment Fund (Photograph by Victoria Ashipala)The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday, 13 February and handed out grants worth N$ 4.1 million to 11 projects.
In 2012, the Fund awarded N$ 7.4 million in grants to 18 environmental sustainable projects that address issues of food security, climate change, livelihood improvement , human-wildlife conflict mitigation, water management, recycling and waste management as well as research.
About 3200 community members have benefited from the grants with at least 138 people employed on the supported projects. One of the highlights of the Fund is when the Ezystove, a recipient of the Environmental Investment Fund, was awarded a prestigious award in December 2012 at the United Nations Framework Work on Climate Change Secretariat for its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and climate change adaptation.