National Botanical Research Institute of Namibia


Our mission is to promote the understanding, conservation and sustainable use of Namibian plants for the benefit of all.


The NBRI's main objectives are to:

  • to collect and maintain plant material and data according to international standards, collaborating with external organisations and programmes, where appropriate;
  • to provide high quality, efficient services through needs-driven, plant-related research;
  • to promote cost awareness and the careful and efficient utilisation of funds;
  • to fulfil our core functions whilst providing a wide range of services which are utilised by a large variety of users;

  • to support training and development of staff.

Knowledge of plants is essential to ensure sustainable development and wise use of resources in order to offer greater food security and higher living standards.