Most of the founding members previously worked together for the Natural Resources Institute, and set up theNRgroup following the restructuring of the Institute within the University of Greenwich and the increasing focus on teaching and training in the UK Higher Education sector.
TheNRgroup members provide training, research, consultancy and advisory services. We have experience of working at the community level and with local, national and international NGOs, with national governments, universities and research institutes.
Since August 2001 we have worked on projects funded by the World Bank, GEF, DFID. The Japanese Bank for International Cooperation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, Asian Development Bank, the EU, UNDP, and others.
The NR group operates a "virtual office". All group members can be contacted through theNRgroup server - using their individual email addresses. General enquiries can be directed to . The server also provides a private area for group members to exchange information on projects, schedules, dates of meetings and other logistical information.
Consultants and Multidisciplinary Teams
Members of theNRgroup also have extensive overseas contacts with resource managers, engineers, planners and researchers working with the private sector, with NGOs, with universities and other institutions, and with government. The NR group can bring in these overseas contacts to provide local knowledge and expertise, and very significantly local project management experience.
Draft reports can be circulated among group members for "peer review", providing a high degree of quality control. This can be particularly useful when reports need to be presented in a number of languages and group members can assist in translation and checking reports.
Page last updated July 14, 2010