who we are!

The African Institute for Research and Sustainable Development (AIRSD) is a Pan-African Institute that conceptualised after years of research within the African development sector. This research identified key gaps such as Poor leadership, Lack of capacity and misplaced priorities, Unavailability of reliable specific Health related quality data on specific key populations, Poor legal reforms especially reform of punitive laws such as laws that discriminate people on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI), Poor infrastructure, Unavailability of sustainable resources and economic opportunities for sustained livelihoods.

AIRSD is registered as Non Profit Making organisation (NPC) in South Africa registration number 2018/001003/08 and currently in the process to register in Malawi as non-profit making organisation. The organisation shall have its headquarters in Johannesburg and Institute of sustainable Development offices in Lilongwe (Malawi). The organisation will also register regional offices in Kenya-Nairobi (East African Region) and Senegal-Dakar (North and Central African Region) The Institute of Sustainable Development shall seek accreditation with Malawi Ministry of Education and also collaborate with international Universities when offering development related courses.



A leading Pan-African Institute in Sustainable Development, Research, Capacity Strengthening and impact based programming……

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Discover a seasoned team of research and Developmental experts who come from every corner of industry. Research gurus. Business leaders. Legal experts. All dedicated to applying their decades of experience to solving our clients’ unique challenges.

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Contributing to sustainable livelihoods through innovative and evidence based strategies……

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Africa Regional Report on the Sustainable Development Goals(2015) available at  accessed on 19 January 2018

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Excellence | Innovation | Agility | Transparency | Integrity | Accountability

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AIRSD Partnerships  focuses on building an ecosystem of partners areas of research and sustainable development that help to contribute  to achievements of Sustainable Development in Southern Africa.

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  • Research: Epidemiology and disease tracking | Research Designs Data collection and analysis | Report writing |Strategic planning and direction | Institutionalised M&E systems development HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
  • Strategic Innovation and Involvement of Beneficiaries: Joint programme design, review and reporting with key Beneficiaries |Joint programme management and monitoring.
  • Training and Capacity Strengthening: Health System Strengthening. |  Training and Capacity Strengthening. (Research, Leadership, Development, M&E, Resource Mobilization, Financial Management and Leadership, Strategic planning and Leadership.
  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Innovative health financing| Income generation programmes | Environmentally friendly health care infrastructure | Technologically Friendly Health Care development solutions |Renewable Energy Prevention of communicable diseases | Accredited educational programmes | Organisational capacity incubation programme