Breaking Cognitive Dissonance About the Climate

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak to Dr. Justine Braby, the Director of Progress Namibia Technical and Advisory Services, about the state of the world environment today. Dr. Braby shares here how global changes in climate are impacting systems all over the globe and how this will affect us here in Namibia if action isn’t taken …

Environmental Practices That Benefit

The MYD Earth Show recently travelled to Oranjemund in the South of Namibia to find out how mining can co-exist with protecting the environment. In this episode of the show, we speak to Nande Nickanor the Environmental Management Coordinator for Systems at Namdeb Diamond Corporation, based in the town of Oranjemund. “This is a process that we have been following …

Snake Awareness, Education and Understanding

In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we are joined in studio by Ipinge Agapitus from the Snake Conservation Association of Namibia. Ipinge shares here about snakes, their behaviours and what you need to know when encountering a snake or preventing their arrival in your home. Through an understanding of how, and why Snakes fit into our ecosystem, Ipinge, …

Mindful Governance : How Value Drives Impact

A former judge of the Supreme Court of South Africa, the Chairman of the Integrated Reporting Council and of the Global Reporting Initiative, Professor Mervyn King is most well known for chairing the King Committee on Corporate Governance, endorsing an integrated and inclusive approach to corporate governance. On his recent visit to Namibia as a guest of PwC Namibia, 99FM’s MYD Smart …

Conservation Education for Children in Rural Namibia

An environmental and life skills educational programme that focuses on the next generation of rural decision makers, was what was discussed in this episode of the MYD Earth Show. “Most of these children come from remote villages, far away from where they are attending their school and it means that they come and live, either with guardians or in child-lead …

Mobilising Environmental Education in Rural Namibia

EduVentures has been in existence since 2003 and is run from within the National Museum of Namibia. It exists for environmental education of Namibian children, from mainly disadvantaged backgrounds, through environmental experiences and educational excursions. In addition, through their mobile classroom, they assist young Namibians to understand our natural heritage. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, we speak …

Keeping Environmental Learning Alive

The Khomas Environmental Education Programme (KEEP), is an exciting initiative of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation in Namibia. It’s a field-based environmental education programme that allows young people to reconnect with nature. “For a lot of schools, and a lot of families out there, the environment almost takes a back seat. It’s not a priority. Education, health and nutrition are. What …

Building on Environmental Strengths with NEWS

Namibia has much to be proud of in the environmental and conservation field. NEWS is the Namibian Environment and Wildlife Society that encourages people to build on our strengths by getting involved, contributing to the conservation of our natural resources and promoting sustainable development. A young Namibian passionate about our environment, Reinhold Magundu joined us in studio to share with …

Opportunities in Sustainability for the Youth of Namibia

Hilma Angula is a dynamic Namibian woman who is involved in various levels of conservation. She works with communities supporting our communal conservancy programs at NACSO, is the Grants Advisor to the Green Grant Fund and the Advisor to Namibian Youth Coal on Climate Change. In this episode of the MYD Earth Show, Hilma shares with us the many exciting …

Conversations to Curb Poaching

Namibia has key environmental policies that have led to this country having one of the most innovative and successful approaches to wildlife management in Africa. However according to the Namibia Chamber of Environment (NCE), this is being undermined by the activities of unscrupulous criminals. As such the NCE have engaged in dialogue with the aim of looking at curbing poaching …