Namibia Environmental Education Network (NEEN)
Various Namibian environmental education practitioners created the Namibia Environmental Education Network (NEEN) and educators in response to a desire to work collaboratively towards several nationally recognized objectives. The foundation for these efforts is deeply rooted in Article 95, of the Namibian Constitution, which establishes a framework for environmental protection and a wise resource management in Namibia.
The NEEN was constituted and registered as a not for profit organization in June 1995 with its own constitutional and active steering committee. Its membership comprises of government ministries, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, private sector and interested individuals.
The network has not been active for some time, and thus a consultative meeting was held in 2009 to revitalize and strategize on the options to strengthen the network. During this meeting, the EEIS Unit was nominated to become the secretariat and thus be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the network. A national workshop is envisaged for 2010 to further deliberate the institutionalization of NEEN and to build on the 2009 revitalization spirit.
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