Welcome to the Institute of
Natural Resources (INR)

Bringing applied scientists together to translate
science into solutions for people and the environment.

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.

Our Work

Climate Action & Sustainability

Solving climate and related environmental and development challenges.

Agriculture & Rural Livelihoods

The choices we make in how we grow food can have a lasting impact.


Effective understanding and management of biodiversity and ecosystems.

Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudi appointed as new INR director

The Institute of Natural Resources (INR) recently appointed Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi as its new Director to herald a more ambitious role for the Pietermaritzburg-based research and development organisation. 

Mabhaudhi brings and impressive track record and deep knowledge of the fluid interplay between water, energy, food and the environment globally and particularly in Southern Africa – dynamics at the centre of his vision for the INR to play a leading role in the region.

“The INR is ideally placed to help address the challenges of water management, sustainable and resilient food systems, and global environmental change,” he says.

Professor Tafadzwa Mabhaudhi
INR Annual Report 2022

Institute of Natural Resources publish 2022 Annual Report

Dear Stakeholders,

We take pride in releasing to you our Annual Report 2022. Management would like to thank our Board, staff and partners for their support over the year. We hope you learn more about us and gain some more insight into the valuable work we do.

We are pleased to announce that we have concluded the recruitment of an Executive Director and a formal announcement in this regard will be forthcoming.

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