The vision of the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia is: "A Namibia in which people manage the environment for sustainable livelihoods" CORE PURPOSE Enhancing decision making for sustainable development OVERALL OBJECTIVES SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ENHANCE DECISION MAKING -Contribute to robust national policies, laws and strategies -Contribute to building sustainable institutions for environmental management -Promote and build capacity for equitable participation in decision making MANAGE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT -Promote wise and sustainable use of natural resources SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS -Ensure continuous, equitable access to natural resources and services for all in Namibia -Contribute to the achievement of food security, poverty reduction and enhanced livelihoods SUSTANAIBLE DEVELOPMENT -Contribute to the National Development Plans (NDPs) and Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targets in relevant sectors DRFN'S CORE VALUES PASSIONATE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Maintaining a healthy natural environment that supports the livelihoods of the Namibian people is central to us, therefore passion for the environment is our first value. FACT BASED We are here to provide relevant information for decision making at all levels. For this reason we strive to be a facts-based organization. RELEVANCE: Whatever we do has to be relevant to our objectives and should ultimately contribute towards Vision 2030. Sustainability We strive towards sustainable interventions, contributing to V2030. INCLUSIVENESS We strive towards involvement and participation of all stakeholders to achieve enhanced environmental management. Description from DRFN website.