We are a non-profit organisation specialising in multi-disciplinary, participatory, research based project implementation aimed at addressing issues of sustainability, inequity and poverty. Informing our work are the values of trust, dignity for all, justice, fairness, non-discrimination, unity and learning through practice.

While working collaboratively with other organisations and developing strong and rich professional networks, we strive to build natural resource management competence in civil society, government agencies and private enterprise. We believe this will help provide a foundation for robust and sustainable development policy and practice in South Africa that can stand up to an increasingly complex world.

Our main geographical area of focus, although not exclusively limited to, is in the catchments of north-eastern South Africa such as the Olifants River Basin which is a major tributary of the Limpopo River and an international watercourse shared between South Africa and Mozambique.

Read more about AWARD’s History.


You can also meet our team and some of our partners.


Finally, you can find our Vision and Mission ­– this has guided and continues to guide all AWARD’s work.