Expereience: Dr Hilkka has experience on research, lecturing, feasibility studies and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). The EIA activities focused on mining, hotels and aquaculture. Furthermore, Dr Ndjaula has also been involved on climate change projects with a focus on coastal areas, and she has also published extensively in scientific journals. She has worked in various countries including South Africa, Norway, Namibia and Angola. Dr Ndjaula has done a variety of successful consultancies on fisheries policy, State of the Environment Reports and Marine Mining.
Awards and Membership: IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanography Commission) UNESCO 50th Anniversary Fellows, 2010: Implementing Adaptation to Climate Change in Western and Eastern Africa. Chosen among twelve Young African Scientists selected as 50th Anniversary Fellows participating in the IOC Workshop and support on Adaptation to Climate Change.â€¨SEED Initiative Africa Winner Award, 2013: Supporting Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development. The awards support innovative social and environmental start- up enterprises, which can tackle key sustainable development challenges at community level in developing and emerging markets.
Experience: Dr Gumbo has over 3 years experience of design, coordination and monitoring of water monitoring and water analysis projects. He gained extensive experience from work in the fields of integrated water resources management, environmental physical planning, water resources monitoring, groundwater protection and environmental impact assessment. He has good skills in the use of participatory methods, including extensive experience of the logical framework approach methodology (LFA) and in writing project proposals. Through different assignments, Dr Gumbo has worked with inter-disciplinary project teams at different levels of government, universities, non- governmental organisation (NGOs) and community groups in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has conducted Environmental Impact Assessments studies in the Eastern Cape Province and carried out public participation programmes involving communities at grassroots level. The projects ranged from rural access roads to water supply. Jabulani has also published extensively on water issues.
Awards and Membership: SANASP (Membership Number (400275/05), International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae, Water Institute of Southern Africa, Microscopy Society of Southern Africa and the International Water Association.
Experience: She has undertaken various consulting assignments on areas mentioned above for international organizations, including: the Southern African Development Community (SADC), World Vision, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations World Food Programme, Heinrich BoÌˆll Foundation, International Labour Office and NOVAFRICA. Her work for the UNDP focused on gender, environment, climate change and sustainable development. Her consultancy for the ILO focused on green jobs for development. She also participated in a review of SADC’s policies on environment, climate change, social vulnerability, agricultural development and food security. Agnes also worked for Monash University (from 2006 â€“ 2013), focussing on Environmental Policy and Management, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, Research, Poverty and Sustainable Development. She has worked in various countries, including Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Botswana, South Africa, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Korea and Ethiopia.
Experience: Dr Sithabiso and also has extensive experience working in southern and eastern Africa with donors and government and developmental organizations. Her focus has been on agriculture and development, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, social protection and environmental protection. Her expertise lies in the areas of research design, monitoring and evaluation, livelihood and vulnerability analysis. Sithabiso has worked in Malawi, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The organizations that she has consulted for include World Vision, SADC, UN World Food Programme, UN Food and Agriculture Office (FAO), European Union, DFID Zimbabwe, MASDAR, South African Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF).
The projects that she has delivered focused on food security (Malawi), climate change and vulnerability assessments, capacity building, policy development, socio-economic profiles, community development, HIV&AIDS, and reviewing Environmental Impact Assessments for projects.
Achievements: A report published on the SADC website that guides national Vulnerability Assessment Committees. Report used by the World Food Programme for developing proposal for funding National VACs. Developed, organized and delivered the first regional seminar on climate change and vulnerability assessment in the SADC region. Provision of a technical report to the EU for an efficient and sustainable mode of supporting development projects in southern Africa.
Experience: Ibini worked for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) as a Programme Manager responsible for interfacing the management of Third Party Funds between government and donors. He has managed, among others: the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM); Water Demand Management (WDM), funded by Sweden International Development Agency (SIDA); Sustainable Development Initiatives in Africa (SDI), funded by the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI); Southern Africa and Eastern Africa Environment Programme (EEP), funded by the Austrian Government in Partnership with DFID; Renewable Energy Market Transformation (REMT), funded by the World Bank. Ibini has also worked for the National Department of Social Development as a Research Project Manager in the Population and Development Research Sub-division and gained experience in conceptualising and conducting socio-economic research case studies for policy development. He has managed inter-disciplinary and multi-sectoral social science research projects that monitor and enforce policies on land, mining, transport, and culture/heritage. He also has experience in evaluating research activities and designing capacity building courses for leadership in environment and development programmes (LEAD). He is fluent in English, French &certain African languages and has published various research articles on environmental and health matters and made presentations in various forums, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg in September 2002.
Experience: Tonni has worked for the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, UN Women/CILWiL, UN Women/DFID, FoundacionEsade, Solomon Islands, Brunswick Group and the National Council for Research on Women. She has gained experience in gender responsive budgeting, resource management, advocacy and communication, gender justice, research, women entrepreneurshipand climate change.
Awards and Membership: Formulated and led the commencement of implementation of UNDP’s gender program. Led inter-agency collaboration on the UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women film festival. Managed the implementation of an eight-country regional project, â€œStrengthening State Accountability and Community Action for Ending Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbeanâ€, done in collaboration with the Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police (ACCP). Managed and monitored the execution of the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership Training Institute (CIWiL). Focal point for the Secretary General’s UNiTE Campaign to End Violence against Women.