Our Work

Organisationally our work is arranged into a series of inter-linked thematic areas:

  • Adaptation and Resilience
  • Agriculture and Rural Livelihoods
  • Environmental Governance and Sustainability
  • Ecosystems

Themes are led by well-qualified and highly experienced professionals. In addition we are supported by a competent and experienced administrative team. We comprise a staff of 29 people and are located in a precinct of three historic homes surrounded by an indigenous garden adjacent to the campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We achieve Tier 2 status under the new BBBEE codes.

To best serve our aim to work towards the wise use of natural resources in pursuit of sustainability for the good of the environment and society, we have several focus areas, namely:

Water Resources and Aquatic Biodiversity


Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Reporting


Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security


Livelihoods and Biodiversity


Environmental Change and Vulnerability


Land Resources and Biodiversity


Ecosystem Services