The ResMob project is made possible by collaborating with various partner organisations at the local level as well as internationally. Please take some time to visit our partners for more information and see what they are doing for biodiversity.
ResMob is a joint project of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The (BMUB) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag. https://www.international-climate-initiative.com
Donor and implementing agencies
International Climate Initiative:
Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialised countries, as well as countries in transition.
National key stakeholders
Environmental Investment Fund
The Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) is a fund created by Act 13 of 2001 of the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia with the overall aim of continuing this great legacy by supporting individuals, projects and communities that ensure the sustainable use of natural resources.
Gobabeb Research and Training Centre
The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre is an internationally recognized centre for dry land training and research. It is located in Namibia in the Namib Desert, 120 km by road south-east of Walvis Bay.
Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry
The Mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is to realize the potential of the Agricultural, Water and Forestry sectors towards the promotion of an efficient and sustainable socio-economic development for a prosperous Namibia.
Namibian Chamber of Environment
The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the broader environment sector, that can lobby with government and other parties, that can raise funds for its members and that can represent the sector.
Namibia Nature Foundation
The Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) is Namibia’s leading, conservation and sustainable development, non-governmental organisation (NGO), contributing to a wide range of programmes through our core technical specialisms and expertise in financial and project management.
Namibia Statistics Agency
The mission of the Namibia Statistics Agency is to produce and disseminate relevant, quality and timely statistics that are fit-for-purpose for in accordance with international standards and best practice.
Hans Seidel Foundation / Think Namibia:
Think Namibia is a national environmental awareness information campaign contributing to environmental sustainability through awareness-raising on environmental protection and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Think Namibia is co-implemented by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Namibia and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN) from 2015 until 2017.
Environmental Economics Network of Namibia
The Environmental Economics Network of Namibia (EENN) with the support of the ResMob project, has been established to contribute to the protection of Namibia’s unique biodiversity by promoting and mainstreaming the use of environmental economics in the country. The EENN promote environmental economics among young Namibians through the internet, Facebook, electronic mail, after-work-talks and presentations.
Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, Committee on Management of Natural Resources:
The functions of the committee is to monitor, enquirer into and make recommendations to the National Assembly on matters that may directly or indirectly affect the economy, natural resources and public administration of the Republic of Namibia and its people.
Namibia University of Science and Technology
The Namibian University of Science (NUST) is an institution of higher education and was established in 1996. NUST houses six faculties and has about 13 000 students enrolled.
University of Namibia
The University of Namibia (UNAM) is the largest and leading National institution of higher education in the country. Since its establishment in 1993, the student population of 19 000 to date. Academic programmes at the University are housed by eight faculties and three schools.
Sustainable Development Advisory Council Namibia:
The Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC) was in 2013 established under the mandate of the Article 6 of the Environmental Management Act of 2007. The SDAC promotes cooperation and coordination on environmental issues relating to sustainable development in Namibia.
International cooperating initiatives
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) is a global initiative focused on “making nature’s values visible”. Its principal objective is to mainstream the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into decision-making at all levels. It aims to achieve this goal by following a structured approach to valuation that helps decision-makers recognize the wide range of benefits provided by ecosystems and biodiversity, demonstrate their values in economic terms and, where appropriate, suggest how to capture those values in decision-making.
Through science, policy and partnerships with countries, communities and companies, Conservation International is protecting nature for the benefit of all. Over the years, CI has helped support 1200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas.
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international agreement adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit), in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992. The three main objectives of the convention is to conserve the biological diversity, to use its components in a sustainable way and to share fairly and equitably the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.
Biodiversity Finance Initiative
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is a global partnership addressing the biodiversity finance challenge in a comprehensive manner. The Inititative provides an innovative methodology enabling countries to measure their current biodiversity expenditures, assess their financial needs in the medium term and identify the most suitable finance solutions to bridge their national biodiversity finance gaps.
Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa
The Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa stemmed from a 2012 summit with visionary, corporate leaders and heads of states of nine African countries including the host country, Botswana. The overall objective of the Declaration is “To ensure that the contributions of natural capital to sustainable economic growth, maintenance and improved of social capital and human well-being are quantified and integrated into development and business practice.”
United Nations Statistics Division
The United Nations Statistics Division compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.
ValuES is a global project that aids decision-makers in partner countries in recognizing and integrating ecosystem services into policy making, planning and implementation of specific projects. ValuES also promote knowledge-sharing via regional workshops and participation in global discussion forums.
Wealth Accounting and the Valuation of Ecosystem Services
WAVES is a World Bank-led global partnership that aims to promote sustainable development by ensuring that natural resources are mainstreamed in development planning and national economic accounts.