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I am a science stakeholder relations expert currently pursuing my career at South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF). As a project specialist at the NRF, my major time responsibility is to lead NRF's contributions to a multi-stakeholder and multi-agency programme, the Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI), seeking to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in 16 African countries, in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development.
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As part of the OWSD SA National Chapter and in my previous role at ASSAf, i provide strategic advice regarding the implementation of OWSD activities. I have previously led the production of the following reports: a. Women for science: Inclusion and Participation in Academies of Science- A survey of members of IAP: the Global Network of Science Academies (2015) b. The State of Women in Science and Technology in Swaziland: Results of a Survey (2012) c. Participation of women and girls in the national STI system in South Africa based on the Gender Equality – Knowledge Society Framework: A Report by the Academy of Science of South Africa (2011) d. GenderINSITE: Research on the perspectives of decision makers and stakeholders- Report prepared by Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) (2011) e. Inquiry-Based Science Education: Increasing Participation of Girls in Science in sub-Saharan Africa- Policy-makers’ Booklet (2011) I am currently actively engaged in conversations around gender dimensions to the work of science granting councils with a focus on the African continent.