Country: South Africa
Province/Region/District: Eastern Cape
Position/Organisation or self-employed or unemployed: Self-employed; Research Associate, Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University
Main focus of work: Capacity building in natural resources management, including in agriculture, and terrestrial and marine conservation. Supporting the development of individual and collective agency in rural communities for addressing their many challenges.
Main interests in RWH&C: Developer of AfF Training of Trainers course; Part-time farming – collection and use of rainwater as primary source of water for the farm.
Key expectations of AfFLN: a platform for sharing ideas and experiences related to RWH&C, and other key issues affecting small-scale farmers and rural populations. Also a way for people to provide support to others in establishing productive demonstration sites and in other activities.
Key contributions I can make to the Network: Many years working with farmers and others in resource management. A reasonable understanding of RWH&C and other water management practices. Extensive experience in capacity building and capacity support across a range of disciplines.