Our Mission


Sustainable dryland ecosystems and prosperous societies


To contribute to sustainable dryland ecosystems and improved livelihoods through innovative trans-disciplinary education, research, partnerships, policy dialogue and community outreach initiatives.

Core Values

  • Collaboration and partnerships
  • Equity, inclusiveness and national cohesion
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Commitment to community service
  • Innovativeness
  • Environmental integrity
  • Respect for cultural diversity
  • Good governance
  • Global relevance 

Strategic Objectives

  • To support  good governance for drylands at all levels
  • To produce quality and holistic graduates for the drylands
  • To contribute to dryland focused scientific (research) and technological innovations
  • To empower communities living in drylands