"Pour survivre, les Himbas doivent avoir les pieds enracinés dans leurs traditions et les voix qui portent jusqu’aux grands pays au-delà de la grande mer..."

Kovahimba, l'association ayant pour but d'aider les Himbas, peuple nomade de Namibie
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Kovahimba's links to partners' websites

In Namibia :

• www.ambafrance-na.orgIn 2009, the French-Namibian Cooperation offered a financial support to drill a bore in Wakaparue, in the centre of Kaokoland. In 2010, it financed the first initiative of collecting oral sources on Herero stories and traditions, in order to create a database on Herero cultures and to design the museum space of the cultural centre.

• www.fncc.org.naThe French-Namibian cultural centre in Windhoek has been supporting Kovahimba since its creation, regularly providing rooms and equipment. Kovahimba organised conferences, viewings and an exhibition designed by the Himbas themselves, between 7 October and 7 November 2008. Translated into French, the exhibition "The Himbas, a life in ochre" is presented in France in numerous festivals, cultural centres and libraries.

• www.omandatours.comA Namibia-based travel agency founded twenty years ago by two Frenchmen, Vincent Henry and David Rey. They specialize in safaris in the North-West of Namibia (Kaokoland and Damaraland), in the Caprivi and in the Kalahari, out of the typical tourist paths. Since 2010, Omanda Tours has brought Kovahimba a logistical support.

www.londiningi.comMore than an authentic charming guest-house, it is the place where the French-speaking tourists love going. Nathalie welcomes you in a friendly atmosphere (also in English and in Afrikaans). All the information on Kovahimba can be found there.

Regarding the Himbas:

• www.monde-diplomatique.fr: article "Menace sur le peuple rouge en Namibie" by isablle Bris and Cécile Feuillatre - Le Monde Diplomatique - july 1999.

• www.lautresite.com/new/edition/explo/himbasminisite on the Himbas created by Solenn Bardet in 2000.

Programs, reports:

• http://actuphoto.com/photographes/profil/jean-michel-turpin-6443.html: Jean-Michel Turpin, a professional photographer, made the photographic coverage of the documentary "Rendez-vous en terre inconnue en Namibie avec Muriel Robin".

• www.programmes.france2.fr/Rendez-vous en terre inconnue avec Muriel Robinvideos, meetings with Solenn Bardet, behind-the-scene photos, pictures, interviews, Kovahimba association.

• www.tf1.fr/ushuaia nature: Kovahimba and Solenn Bardet took part in the program "Voyage extraordinaire en Afrique Australe", broadcasted in May 2009.

 
Regarding indigenous peoples:
 

• www.mnhn.frNational Museum of Natural History of Paris. 

• www.peuples.orgPortal of the indigenous peoples (the right for all the indigenous peoples to dispose of their land). 

• www.survivalfrance.org: the movement for indigenous peoples.

 
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