International Partnerships

Outside of UKZN, we collaborate with numerous international organisations, including:

  • Crops For the Future – Malaysia
  • African Orphan Crops Consortium – Kenya
  • The University of Nottingham – United Kingdom & Malaysia
  • The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – United Kingdom
  • Pennsylvania State University – United States of America
  • University of Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe
  • The International Water Management Institute
  • International Rice Research Institute
  • Institute for Crops Research in the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • WaterNet
  • Delft-IHE, The Netherlands

National partnerships

We have established several national partnerships with:

  • Water Research Commission of South Africa
  • The South African Weather Services
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute
  • Agricultural Research Council
  • Climate Systems Analyses Group – University of Cape Town
  • African Regional Universities Association’ Centre of Excellence on Energy – Stellenbosch University
  • Central University of Technology
  • National, Provincial, District & Local Government
    e.g. the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, Limpopo Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, uMgungundlovu District Municipality, Greater Kokstad Municipality.

Boards & Advisory panels

Our team provides input to several national board and advisory panels:

  • The National Framework for Climate Services for South Africa (pilot project)
  • The National Agricultural Research Advisory Forum
  • National Adaptation Strategy
  • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Reviewer)
  • Water Research Council Research Strategy
  • National Research Foundation