The Institute of Natural Resources is an applied research organisation. We are the preferred knowledge provider, strategic and operational supporter, capacity developer, and advocate for the natural resource and environmental management sectors in southern Africa.
Partnering with government, civil society, the private sector and other leading research organisations we develop cutting edge solutions to support the resolution of natural resource challenges; we provide advice to practitioners, researchers and policy makers; we integrate effort; we build the capacity of graduate professionals to operate effectively in the workplace; and we advocate an environmentally secure future for all. We are an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation committed to serving the people of southern Africa.
The services we supply, across southern Africa, include but are not limited to:
- Applied research in natural resources, environmental management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, agriculture, sustainable livelihoods and rural development
- Strategic and operational support for sectoral and multi-disciplinary implementation programmes
- Support of both public and private policy development
- Specialist studies across the spectrum of socio-ecological systems
- Environmental assessment and reporting at various scales
- The development of natural resource and agriculturally focused institutional and governance systems
- Land-use assessment and conservation planning
- Customised education, capacity development and training in all aspects of our work
- Developing and supporting the implementation of geographic, ecological and sectoral information management systems
- Innovative stakeholder engagement and consultation
- Monitoring of various environmental parameters.
The Institute of Natural Resources is a registered Non-profit Organisation (028-756-NPO) and Public Benefit Organisation (18/11/13/44/94).
The INR is a member of the IUCN (Membership No. NG/672)
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World Wetlands Day at Greater Edendale Mall (GEM) – 02 February 2017
South African Society of Geographers (SSAG) Student Conference
Congratulations to Adwoa who won the Best Masters Poster award at this years’ South African Society of Geographers (SSAG) Student Conference in Stellenbosch held on 23 – 25 September 2016!
Her poster was entitled “Developing an approach for using existing wetland assessment tools to determine the rehabilitation potential of wetlands for improving water quality in the Baynespruit Catchment, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal”. Salona Reddy and Samiksha Singh also attended the conference and can be seen below with their posters.
21st Annual IAIAsa National Conference 2016
The INR was well represented at the IAIAsa 2016 National Conference held on 17 – 19 August, the Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth.
This year’s theme was: “ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE & CHALLENGES: Resilience, Adaptation & Sustainability” promise to encompass:
- Adapting and responding to environmental change
- Energy and sustainability
- Regulating for environmental change
- The role of business in integrated environmental management
- The future of sustainable development
The conference was attended by Dianne Sennoga, Samiksha Singh and Kusasalthu Sithole.
Kusasalethu Sithole – intern and masters student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal – officially launches the IAIAsa Student Mentorship Programme (ISMP) at the IAIAsa 2016 National Conference.
Samiksha Singh, Kusasa Sithole, Dianne Sennoga.
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