99FM – Your Inspiration Station

Sustainable Conservation in Namibia

A pragmatic environmentalist, a vegetarian and a supporter of sustainable hunting, Dr Chris Brown has been at the forefront of Namibia’s environmental movement for the past 30 years. 

His practical experience encompasses environmental management, administration, strategic planning, development and project and programme design coordination. He was the Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s first Director of the Directorate of Environmental Affairs, former Director of the Namibia Nature Foundation, and today is the CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Environment (NCE). 

The Chamber is an umbrella body established to represent and support the environment sector in Namibia, particularly the non-governmental and private components that are working in support of the environment.

Most of the environmental organisations in Namibia are quite specialised on a species or a group of species or a particular theme or part of the country, and there is very little link between them. 

Dr Brown tells us more about the organisation, the areas that it is involved in as well as the kinds of projects that it prioritizes. 

Listen to the interview here: