Research centre focusing on issues around water and environment management, agriculture and health
I am an experienced Social Scientist with a strong background in applied research, program development and implementation. I have over 14 years of experience in the research and development sector in Africa with special focus on small holder agriculture, water resources management, & livelihoods in rural contexts. I have acquired knowledge, experience and keen interest in public policy analysis for agricultural water management and related resource sectors; adaptation to climate change; local capacity building; knowledge management; & programme monitoring and evaluation. I also have advanced knowledge and skills for utilizing participatory approaches to sustainable development.
Professional/ Work Experience:
Biodiversity Programme Director - Centre for Responsible Leadership, University of Pretoria (Jan. 2012 - Present)
Science Uptake Program Coordinator - International Water Management Institute (Jan 2010 - Dece. 2011 Senior Reseacher - Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa (2007 - 2010)
lecturer in Developement Studies - Department of Rural & Urban Planning, University of Zimbabwe (2004 - 2006)
Research Fellow (Natural Resources & Rural Development) - Centre for Applied Social Sciences, University of Zimbabwe (1997 - 2003)
Voluntary Programmes Manager for The Giving Hand - Southern Africa Non-Profit Organization in Pretoria;
Member of the UNESCO-IHP Expert Advisory Group on Water and Cultural Diversity;
Member of the Water Institute of Southern Africa;
Member of the Global Water Partnership-Southern Africa;
Member of the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa.