South Africa Profile

Hlamalani Ngwenya
Chairman
Email: hngwenya22@gmail.com

Ms Hlamalani Ngwenya (widely known is Hlami) is an International Development Consultant and Senior Lecturer at the University of Free State (UFS). She holds a Master degree in Consumer sciences and currently pursuing her PhD in Sustainable Development. She has 23 years of experience in the broader development space. Her areas of expertise include Women & Youth Empowerment, Emancipation & Gender mainstreaming (including mentoring & coaching); Facilitation of Innovation Platforms, Economic Development and Cooperative governance; Knowledge Management & Communications; Systemic Competence Development & Personal Mastery; Strategic planning, Organizational Development & Change Management, Facilitation of Policy Dialogues, Multi-Stakeholder Engagement workshops and seminars at National and International levels. She has so far been involved in more than 100 international engagements in 44 countries worldwide, either as a facilitator, resources person or convener of multi-stakeholder engagements.

She is so passionate about youth and women empowerment issues. She provides mentoring and coaching for the youth and leads a special campaign on PERFECT opportunities for Youth in Agriculture. This campaign aims at challenging the youth to think outside the box, develop their capacities and linking them with opportunities.

She also serves in a number committees and networks both locally and internationally. For example; she is a coordinator of the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) Consortium for Education and Training; member of the Private Sector Mechanism (PMS) of the United Nation Committee on World Food Security (and part of its Talent Development in Agriculture Call to action Global working group); and a as Ministerial Appointee Board member of the Citrus Industry Trust in South Africa.

Wayne Dredge
Secretary
Email: dredgewa@gmail.com

Wayne Dredge, from Victoria in Australia, received a 2014 Nuffield Scholarship, supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and Woolworths.

Wayne researched various methods of fishing for species such as Gummy Shark and assessed the environmental outcomes of the techniques on fish stocks and broader environment.

Wayne is a commercial fisherman working in the Commonwealth Southern Shark Fishery and the Tasmanian and Victorian Southern Rock Lobster Fisheries.

As owner/operator of the “Opal Star”, Wayne spends up to eight months a year at sea, with annual harvest averages of around 15 tonne of Southern Rock Lobster and 25 tonne of primarily Gummy Shark. Other catch includes Octopus, some scale‐fish and crabs.

Wayne’s research looked at hook‐based fishing compared to gill‐net fishing for Gummy Shark, taking into account environmental impact.

Wayne visited Canada, New Zealand and Norway to complete his travels and following his scholarship, has hosted a number of Nuffield Scholars through Africa where he has extensive contacts. He has been instrumental in the development of Nuffield in Africa.

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