Mission & Vision
The center with its multidisciplinary dimensions aims to cover all aspects of the environmental impacts of socio-economic development. Its mission is to perform, stimulate high quality and creative endeavors to understand the various threats and challenges of ecosystems and natural resources and recommend appropriate management approaches. RCED focuses on fostering the participation and engagement of community members and gender equity through integrated research strategies that go beyond the scientific laboratory research framework to involve the socioeconomic aspects of sustainable development. This requires the coordination of social and natural science, applied integrated research and innovative community outreach and engagement approaches with active mutually beneficial partnerships both in and outside of BAU.
RCED strives to play a leadership role sustainable development through ecosystem approach to protect environment, conserve biodiversity and improve community livelihood by sustainable use of ecosystem services.