Along with education and research, the third pillar of activities within CNRD exceed is capacity development (CD). In addition to generating knowledge by conducting problem-oriented (applied) research, the key role of the universities is to enhance individual capacities, e.g., in post-graduate education. There is a high demand for individual capacity development which goes beyond formal university education, especially from professionals working in sectors related to natural resources management and development.
With a multidisciplinary setup and integrated approach to topics related to natural resources management, the ITT is a global network of experts providing sound, science-based governance advice and transferring scientific knowledge into applicable management strategies.
Continuing education in line with lifelong learning plays a key role in closing the gap between academic education and the constantly changing demands experts and decision-makers face in their day-to-day business.