From 2016 onwards
Development of the Environmental Information Service since August 2016 has been supported through funding from the Namibian Chamber of Environment. The Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE) is an umbrella organisation established as a voluntary association to support and promote the interests of environmental NGOs and their work to protect Namibia’s environment, biodiversity and landscapes. One of the NCE’s operational objectives is to facilitate access to reliable environmental information. The Environmental Information Service is an important vehicle to help achieve this objective.
The Chamber is a resource center, sponsored by industry, but at the same time keeping industry at arm's length and ensuring complete independence. Many environmental specialists work in remote areas, often alone or in small groups with little in the way of support structures. The Chamber provides support to such individuals and organisations.
It represents the interests of environmental practitioners and organisations and their work to protect Namibia's environment as set out in the national Constitution. It helps facilitate the sector to be more informed, effective and networked.
It raises and disburses funds for priority environmental and conservation outcomes. It will supports the development and entry of young Namibians to the sector through a bursary and mentorship.
It does not compete with its members in areas of implementation or raising of funds – it targets those areas of the corporate sector which have not traditionally been large contributors to the environmental sector.
» Read about the Namibian Chamber of Environment.
Hosting and technical support to the EIS is sponsored and powered by Paratus Africa.
2008 - 2016
The development of this EIS was supported by the NamPower - Namibia Nature Foundation Strategic Partnership. Hosting and technical support to the EIS was sponsored and powered by Paratus Telecom, now Paratus Africa.
In its early years, the EIS was supported by funding from a range of sources, including Namibia Nature Foundation, SIDA, NORAD, DANIDA and the Go Green Fund from Nedbank.