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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

 


About the Department of Environmental Affairs

The Department of Environmental Affairs is a dynamic institution, home to approximately 35 full-time staff whose main mandate derives from Article 95 (l) of the Namibian Constitution. This article reads that the state shall actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting policies aimed at the “maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and utilisation of living resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future…”. The DEA also serves as the focal point to many of the environmental conventions that Namibia is party to, such as the UN Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification and the Basel Convention on Hazardous Wastes.

The wide-ranging scope of its mandate requires that the DEA operates using a cross-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach. As such it is home to a variety of professions including economists, scientists, legal experts as well as development planners.

The main functions and objectives of the Directorate are to:
   • promote sustainable development;
   • protect biological diversity;
   • improve environmental awareness;
   • encourage democratic environmental planning and management and
   • involve Namibia in regional and global environmental issues, programmes and treaties.

Fast Facts

Environmental commissioner: Mr. Teofilus Nghitila
Tel: +264 61 284 2751
Fax: +264 61 240 339
Email: tnghitila@yahoo.com

Deputy Environmental Commissioner: Dr. Freddy Sikabongo
Tel: +264 61 284 2710
Email : freddy@met.na

Deputy Director: Multilateral Environmental ,Agreements: P. Muteyauli
Email: pmuteyauli@met.na
Tel +264 61 2842703

Deputy Director: Environmental Assessment,Waste Management,Pollution Control and Inspections: S. Angula Tel 264 61 2842717

Email: sangula@met.na

 

The mission of the DEA is to actively promote and maintain the welfare of the people by adopting policies aimed at the “maintenance of ecosystems, essential ecological processes and biological diversity of Namibia and utilisation of living resources on a sustainable basis for the benefit of all Namibians, both present and future…”. 


    DEA Functions:   

  • Promote sustainable development
  • Protect biological diversity
  • Improve environmental awareness
  • Encourage democratic environmental planning and management
  • Involve Namibia in regional and global environmental issues, programmes and treaties

 

 

 

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