Who we are

The Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) connects universities worldwide by promoting academic exchange and cooperation in the field of natural resource management, particularly with regards to water, land, ecosystems and renewable energy. It fosters interdisciplinary approaches to natural resource management related to the post-2015 Development Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) envisioned therein.

Various initiatives have been established, starting with CNRD semester scholarships for Master’s students and full scholarships for Ph.D. candidates to produce young professionals with a profound knowledge of natural resource management. The teaching capacity of CNRD members is strengthened through individual and didactic support for staff and through curriculum development workshops. CNRD also supports joint development of teaching material and e-learning modules on the four main CNRD topics.

Membership of the CNRD network is open to any HEI which pledges to significantly contribute to reaching CNRD’s goals. For more information, please follow the link.

CNRD network partners at Kenyatta University

CNRD network meeting at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya