Women For Bees Namibia (WFBN)

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Women For Bees Namibia (WFBN)
Address: 126 Andimba Toivo-Ya-Toivo Street, P O Box 97141 Maerua Mall, Windhoek, Khomas, Namibia
Contact person
Management Committee
Sectors:
EnvironmentGenderTraining
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Women For Bees Namibia (WFBN) is a group of women beekeepers and conservationists that supports the Beekeeping Association of Namibia as umbrella body with capacity building, sharing resources, data and in several other practical aspects with complimentary functionalities. We are a separately registered legal not-for-profit entity, focusing on actively supporting and promoting women, pollinators and the apiculture industry through doing events and projects.

We support and train women. We implement awareness and educational activities to revive beekeepers and projects. We will participate with the Women For Bees International initiative that builds global networks to bring home opportunities and take apiculture in Namibia to international levels. For this to happen and be sustainable, it is essential to build capacity, extend networks and gain more local support through weaving collaborative bonds with crosscutting sectors.

The active local women beekeeping group of more than 40 female participants does practical training, while subcommittees offer various supporting functions while our management team mainly focuses on activities and projects for:

- Creating awareness & fundraising events to protect pollinators for biodiversity,
- Research & conservation – fosters scientific programs for environmental stability,
- Education, youth practical participation & cultural development with heritage protection,
- Food security & woman empowerment projects with a holistic agricultural approach for poverty elevation, and
- Develop and adopt international standards of management programs that foster the free flow of ideas with the exchange of knowledge.
Team
Gretchen Burmeister
Management Committee
Gretchen is an advanced full time beekeeper that assist with training and is committed to programs that will elevate the standards of beekeeping in Namibia to participate in global programs and research projects. She also works on supportive programs of awareness, education, fundraising and poverty elevation through women empowerment.

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