.Prof Sheona Shackleton ...Staff: Academic
Undergraduate fieldtrips ...Undergraduate
Land Degradation Short Course ...Short Courses
Postgraduate thicket research ...Research
Khanya Maths & Science Club ...Community Engagement
Shafiek Hoossein, a former Masters student in the dept, and who now works at the World Bank, is mentor to a new recruit. Mercedes Stickler, who graduated with a Masters in Environmental Science in 2009 works in the Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice. Mercedes is mapped to the South Asia Regions, whilst Shafiek has completed his rotation to the Latin Americana and Caribbean Region. After having to learn Spanish for this, he will now have to learn Arabic for a rotation to the Middle East and North Africa Region. They are both part of the same project team for a regional Bank project in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.
Deepa Pullanikkatil has worked in India, Lesotho, Malawi and Swaziland. She worked at Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Southern and Eastern Africa based in Malawi on climate change adaptation projects from 2010 to 2014, before moving to Swaziland where she is currently based. She has a B Tech degree in Civil Engineering (India), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (India), Masters in Environmental Management from University of Free State, South Africa, and a PhD in Environmental Science from North West University, South Africa. She has undertaken consultancy work for UNDP Malawi, UNEP under the Poverty Environment Initiative in Malawi, Governments of Malawi and Swaziland, GIZ and SADC.
This year sees the awarding of our annual RUESSPA bursary to Ntuthuko Mbhele, a second year. Ntuthuko hails from Dimbaza just outside King Williams town. He is doing a BSc, majoring in Geology and Environmental Science, with Anthropology 1 added for interest. He is interested in building a career in Environmental Geology.