About the EIS
What is the EIS?
** The EIS is a free, online information resource for Namibia **
It is hoped that the EIS will become the "one-stop-shop" for public environmental information in Namibia, both through providing data directly and by providing links to other sources of information.
The EIS already includes a large volume and variety of information and new information is being added on an ongoing basis.
The development of this EIS was an initiative of the NamPower - Namibia Nature Foundation Strategic Partnership which was launched in October 2008. This strategic partnership is funded through the European Investment Bank.
Development of the Environmental Information Service from August 2016 is supported through funding from the newly-established Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE). The NCE is an umbrella Association that provides a forum and mouthpiece for the broader environment sector, that can lobby with government and other parties, that can raise funds for its members and that can represent the sector./
See the Sponsors page for more information.
Why do we need an EIS?
A lot of information exists which is currently not easily accessible. This includes literature, reports, GIS data and other environmental information. Often, finding out what information exists and then obtaining it is a long and time-consuming process.
The EIS brings together data and information from a wide range of sources with a user-friendly search interface. Once you have searched for the information you require you can then download it for free, if it is available.
Who can use it?
Anyone with internet access can use the EIS. It will be of value to researchers, students, NGOs, government staff and more, both within Namibia and further afield.
How to use the EIS
This web site provides a way to search and retrieve information from the Environmental Information Service of Namibia. Use the Search links to search for information based on keywords or words/phrases in the data title or keywords.