BDIL About Us

The Business Development and International Liaison (BDIL) unit aims to strengthen and diversify the HSRC's income base by exploring new donor relationships and building research and administrative capacity, while maintaining existing relationships at the strategic and operational level with funders, clients and donors to enable the HSRC to be the research organisation of choice for further work.


The vision of the unit is to create an enabling environment for the HSRC to achieve its mandated and strategic objectives by accessing funding opportunities and partnership networks.

Partnership Management

The BDIL unit provides leadership and support to identify, coordinate and manage strategic international relations and engagements of the HSRC, including the coordination of Memoranda of Understanding.