The Go Green Fund is aimed at supporting individuals and organisations in Namibia that are working towards a more sustainable future. The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) administers the Go Green Fund projects in partnership with Nedbank Namibia, stis on the steering committee and provides technical support.
Nedbank Namibia’s aim is to be at the forefront of environmental conservation and sustainable development, and to leave as light a carbon footprint as possible. In pursuit of these objectives Nedbank set up the Go Green Fund in 2001 to promote:
- conservation of threatened species and habitats,
- environmental education,
- sustainable use of natural resources to help improve local livelihoods, and
- awareness and action on adaptation to climate change.
Since its inception in 2001, Nedbank Namibia’s Go Green Fund has awarded grants totalling over N$3.2 million to 30 conservation projects. Here are some of the current Go Green Fund projects:
- Population and Conflict Assessment of the African wild dog with a focus on the Greater Mangetti Complex, Kavango Region, north-east Namibia
- Namibia Giraffe Conservation Status Assessment
- Assessment of offshore fisheries dynamics in Lake Liambezi: potential for development of an offshore fishery
- The Desert Science and Research Training (DeSeRT): An ecology field course for young environmental leaders
- Building Environmental education capacity in Hardap Region Secondary schools
- Namibianising biodiversity information – enhancing the in-country usability of Namibia Biodiversity Database (NaBiD)
How to apply
The first step is to prepare a brief concept note. A downloadable template can be found in the DOWNLOAD section at the top of this page. Send the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Applications are accepted throughout the year.
NNF will review the concept note and if it meets the Go Green Fund requirements will send you the template for a ‘Full Concept Proposal’. When completed and returned this document will be put forward to the Go Green Fund Committee for assessment.
The Go Green Fund Committee meets 4 times per year to assess potential projects and review current projects.
Visit the Go Green Fund section on Nedbank's website.