ASSET Research believes in collaboration rather than competition and, therefore, involves collaborators and co-funders on many of the research projects. These institutions are invaluable as research partners.

RNC-Alliance

RNC Alliance

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The RNC Alliance is an international network of individuals and not-for-profit, non-governmental organisations that offer locally appropriate solutions to resolve environmental and economic development problems simultaneously in under developed countries and industrial countries alike.

Research, demonstration, education and outreach are the basic activities of the Alliance.

SANBI

South African National Biodiversity Institute

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute was established on 1 September 2004 through the signing into force of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 10 of 2004 by President Thabo Mbeki.

The Act expanded the mandate of SANBI's forerunner, the National Botanical Institute to include responsibilities relating to the full diversity of South Africa's fauna and flora, and built on the internationally respected programmes in conservation, research, education and visitor services developed over the past century by the National Botanical Institute.

 Saeon

South African Environmental Observation Network

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sustained, coordinated, responsive and comprehensive South African in-situenvironmental observation network that delivers long-term reliable data for scientific research and informs decision-making for a knowledge society and improved quality of lifeThe mandate of SAEON is derived from the Science and Technology White Paper of 1995 and the National Research and Development Strategy of 2003 and is further expressed in the context of the National Global Change Research Plan.