Namibia’s rich natural heritage, an invaluable resource: Shifeta

• By Andre Tino

ENVIRONMENT Minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia’s rich natural heritage is at the heart of its identity and is an invaluable resource that, if managed wisely, can lead to prosperity for all.

Shifeta made the remarks at the recently held National Public Private Partnership conference on Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Funding Gaps and Opportunities aimed at maximising the economic potential of scaling up integrated landscape management and nature-based enterprises in the country.

The Namibia Integrated Landscape Approach for Enhancing Livelihoods and Environmental Governance to Eradicate Poverty (NILALEG) Project held a conference with the Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF).

“The NILALEG Project aims to decrease poverty, maintain our forests, and promote sustainable nature-based livelihoods, ideally aligned with our vision for a more resilient and vibrant Namibia,” Shifeta said.

He highlighted that the gathering is a testament to a shared commitment to the long-term viability of Namibia’s landscapes, people, and biodiversity.

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