VISION OF THE INSTITUTE
To be a world class Centre of Excellence for multidisciplinary graduate education, applied research and capacity building in natural resources, environment and sustainable development in Nigeria, the West African sub-region and the international community.
MISSION OF THE INSTITUTE
To produce indigenous manpower capable of developing and implementing integrated, multidisciplinary and sustainable solutions to developmental, environmental and natural resources management challenges. The specific objectives include:- Promote and facilitate sustainable development in Nigeria and beyond.
– Produce quality Master of Science, Doctorate and postgraduate Diploma/Certificate graduates with multidisciplinary training.
– Enhance the technical skills and managerial capacity of the workforce of government organizations, industry and local community/civil society through specially designed professional short courses and address identified knowledge/skill deficiencies.
– Participate in innovative national, regional and global initiatives/projects that shape our sustainable future.
The philosophy of the IIED is that since human development is usually accompanied by negative concomitants of environmental degradation, damage or destruction, the solution to these consequences of human actions could only come from human redirected initiatives and efforts aimed at checkmating these challenges. Hence, there is need to synergize and develop the quality of skilled manpower to bring integrated and practical solutions to these multifaceted and in some cases, emerging challenges of development.
To balance natural resource conservation and economic development.