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Training, Food Security, Agroforestry, Office Suite, Natural Resources Management, Mountain Bike Rid

Summary:

• Knowledge-Policy Linkage Development, Project Management, Implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation re: Food Security, Community Agroforestry Projects and Programmes in Africa.
• Report /Proposal Writing, Research Design, Business Plans, and Networking.
• Academic Administration, Course Development and Syllabus Construction, Education Lecturing, Training of Trainers, Skills Enhancement, Media Production.
• Competency in Microsoft Office & Microsoft Project Management, Apple proficient.
• Ability to communicate with all age groups

Work History

Currently an independent agent, I mentor students Environmental and Social Forestry

Food & Agricultural Organisation in Zimbabwe

• In addition to the delivery of learnerships and formal school and tertiary courses, my career has included the development of basic courses, for secondary school geography scholars, programmes of basic education for adult learners and the development of university curricula, as well as consultancies on forestry and environmental curricula for the Food & Agricultural Organisation in Zimbabwe (2008),
• This is a career that has addressed the needs of both young and old, as well as gender concerns and educational policy.
• Currently an independent agent, I mentor students Environmental and Social Forestry at Higher Certificate level on a part time basis at a Forestry College in George, which is part of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa,
• In addition to teaching and the production of both written and electronic based media, I have produced 70 documents for public consumption in the form of peer reviewed papers, presentations, chapters published in books, articles in periodicals and produced technical reports, as well as deliver of numerous motivational and technical presentations.

Teacher Training College

Subsequently my work has been as a community facilitator, trainer, educator and lecturer with English as the medium of instruction to second language learners in 11 African countries in both informal as well as formal positions and in both Christian and Muslim communities,
• These experiences have been gained in a wide variety of institutions operating from community halls, schools, colleges, at workshops, formal lectures and conferences and ranged from basic adult education, to schools and universities,

Academic Co-ordinator

University of KwaZulu

-Natal, South Africa,
• 38 years in education, environmental studies (geography), development (business & economic studies), and food security (nutrition and social studies),
• Over this lifetime, I have worked as a school teacher in the UK between 1972 -78 teaching geography, social studies and undertaking the role of a class teacher and running a field studies centre.

Projects

See Below

• 2013: Technical Reports (internal) to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Youth and Gender and the impact of Climate Change on Rural Communities
• 2005 -2008: Member of Agricultural Research Council: NARDTT (National Agricultural Research for Development Task Team) for Research Development Agriculture (RDA) Curriculum Development.2005- Current: Establishment of the SANAFT (South African National Agroforestry Training Forum), a data-base of > 330 associates throughout Africa and the North, focusing on agroforestry, forestry, food security, capacity building, natural resources management, policy and education.- World Agroforestry Centre/African Network for Agroforestry Education/University of KwaZulu-Natal, (2005 –Current).
• 2004 – 2009: Woodlots & Fruit Tree Project to enhance Food Security and Assist in Mitigating HIV/AIDS Pandemic, - for the eThekwini (Durban Metro) Municipal Rural Area Based Management Programme, - eThekwini Municipal Rural Area Based Management Programme
• 1984 – 2011: Implementation of various agroforestry programmes (EC), fruit tree nutrition project, (KZN) peri-urban woodlot and fruit tree development project (KZN), church greening projects (KZN). – SA Insurance House, Department of Agriculture
• 2004: Fuelwood & Poverty Alleviation in South Africa: Opportunities, Constraints and Intervention Options, Internal DIFID (UK) for Department of Water, Affairs & Forestry, Pretoria, South Africa, co-authors, Shackleton, C.M. et el.
• Evaluation of: farmer-led extension, projects, church-based community development programmes (EC) community forestry curriculum. - WWF & Provincial KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture .
• 2001: Development of Community Programme Training Media for Department of Water Affairs & Forestry (DWAF) and the Provincial Departments of Agricultural and Irrigation Extension Service (Northern Province) –DWAF/MFA (Finida) .
• 2000: Training Course development for DWAF and the Provincial Departments of Agricultural and Irrigation Extension Service (Northern Province) –DWAF/MFA (Finida)
• 1998: Compiling of a National Bibliography of Agroforestry and Community Forestry written media for DWAF- Irish Aid Programme.
• 1998: National Base-line Training Needs Assessment of South African- Agroforestry, Community Forestry - DANIDA
Expertise Highlights – Part 2: International; Part 2: South African follows:
• 2008 – 2010: Working with International Organisations including CAADP, SADC, and FAO on Food Security, Vulnerability Assessment.
• 2007: Invited Presentations & Papers at the First Global Workshop on Forest Education, Nairobi, KENYA & 2nd World Agroforestry Congress, (2009).
• 2007: Agroforestry & Forestry Course development for tertiary education institutes and NGO training programmes, including the FAO (Zimbabwe report 2008).
• 2008: Invited Guest Lectures on African Agroforestry: MSc European Forestry Programme, Erasmus Mundus, European Union, held at the University of Eastern Finland.
• 2005: Development of SA-RAFT HIV & AIDS Course for College and University Agroforestry Programmes: Bindura University, Zimbabwe and Forestry College ,& Arusha Tanzania, funded by African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE), Nairobi, Kenya.
• 2003 Kenya Tree Biotechnology Project Evaluation-Gatsby Foundation Kenya .
• 1998: Namibia Small-Scale Farmer Fruit-Tree Promotion Evaluation in Northern Namibia, funded by DANCED for the Directorate of Forestry, Oshakati, Namibia .
• 1983: Semi-detailed Soil Survey and Land-Use Evaluation of 5000 ha, Luena, Kwamba District, Zambia: An irrigation feasibility study submitted by Dunlop Irrigation Services, Thame, Oxfordshire, UK, to the Office of the President, Lusaka, Zambia.
• 1981: Mapping and Land-Use Impact Assessment of 35000 ha as part of an irrigation feasibility study of the Katsina-Ala River Basin. The report submitted by Kenting Africa (Ottawa, Canada) to the Lower Benue River Basin Authority, Makurdi, Nigeria

Check Skills

Highlights of Expertise: South Africa & Rest of Africa
• 2013: Technical Reports (internal) to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on Youth and Gender and the impact of Climate Change on Rural Communities
• 2005 -2008: Member of Agricultural Research Council: NARDTT (National Agricultural Research for Development Task Team) for Research Development Agriculture (RDA) Curriculum Development.2005- Current: Establishment of the SANAFT (South African National Agroforestry Training Forum), a data-base of > 330 associates throughout Africa and the North, focusing on agroforestry, forestry, food security, capacity building, natural resources management, policy and education.- World Agroforestry Centre/African Network for Agroforestry Education/University of KwaZulu-Natal, (2005 –Current).
• 2004 – 2009: Woodlots & Fruit Tree Project to enhance Food Security and Assist in Mitigating HIV/AIDS Pandemic, - for the eThekwini (Durban Metro) Municipal Rural Area Based Management Programme, - eThekwini Municipal Rural Area Based Management Programme
• 1984 – 2011: Implementation of various agroforestry programmes (EC), fruit tree nutrition project, (KZN) peri-urban woodlot and fruit tree development project (KZN), church greening projects (KZN). – SA Insurance House, Department of Agriculture
• 2004: Fuelwood & Poverty Alleviation in South Africa: Opportunities, Constraints and Intervention Options, Internal DIFID (UK) for Department of Water, Affairs & Forestry, Pretoria, South Africa, co-authors, Shackleton, C.M. et el.
• Evaluation of: farmer-led extension, projects, church-based community development programmes (EC) community forestry curriculum. - WWF & Provincial KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture .
• 2001: Development of Community Programme Training Media for Department of Water Affairs & Forestry (DWAF) and the Provincial Departments of Agricultural and Irrigation Extension Service (Northern Province) –DWAF/MFA (Finida) .
• 2000: Training Course development for DWAF and the Provincial Departments of Agricultural and Irrigation Extension Service (Northern Province) –DWAF/MFA (Finida)
• 1998: Compiling of a National Bibliography of Agroforestry and Community Forestry written media for DWAF- Irish Aid Programme.
• 1998: National Base-line Training Needs Assessment of South African- Agroforestry, Community Forestry - DANIDA
Expertise Highlights – Part 2: International; Part 2: South African follows:
• 2008 – 2010: Working with International Organisations including CAADP, SADC, and FAO on Food Security, Vulnerability Assessment.
• 2007: Invited Presentations & Papers at the First Global Workshop on Forest Education, Nairobi, KENYA & 2nd World Agroforestry Congress, (2009).
• 2007: Agroforestry & Forestry Course development for tertiary education institutes and NGO training programmes, including the FAO (Zimbabwe report 2008).
• 2008: Invited Guest Lectures on African Agroforestry: MSc European Forestry Programme, Erasmus Mundus, European Union, held at the University of Eastern Finland.
• 2005: Development of SA-RAFT HIV & AIDS Course for College and University Agroforestry Programmes: Bindura University, Zimbabwe and Forestry College ,& Arusha Tanzania, funded by African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE), Nairobi, Kenya.
• 2003 Kenya Tree Biotechnology Project Evaluation-Gatsby Foundation Kenya .
• 1998: Namibia Small-Scale Farmer Fruit-Tree Promotion Evaluation in Northern Namibia, funded by DANCED for the Directorate of Forestry, Oshakati, Namibia .
• 1983: Semi-detailed Soil Survey and Land-Use Evaluation of 5000 ha, Luena, Kwamba District, Zambia: An irrigation feasibility study submitted by Dunlop Irrigation Services, Thame, Oxfordshire, UK, to the Office of the President, Lusaka, Zambia.
• 1981: Mapping and Land-Use Impact Assessment of 35000 ha as part of an irrigation feasibility study of the Katsina-Ala River Basin. The report submitted by Kenting Africa (Ottawa, Canada) to the Lower Benue River Basin Authority, Makurdi, Nigeria.
• 1981: Semi-detailed Soil Survey of 35000 ha as part of an irrigation feasibility study of the Katsina-Ala River Basin. The report submitted by Kenting Africa (Ottawa, Canada) to the Lower Benue River Basin Authority, Makurdi, Nigeria.
• 1981: Semi-detailed Soil Survey, mapping 5000 ha Gongola River, Liman Katagum District, Bauchi State, Nigeria. An irrigation feasibility study of Class IV Land - a part-report for Kenting Africa, to the Upper Benue River Basin Authority, Yola, Nigeria.
• 1978: Semi-detailed Land-Use Impact Assessment on the Katsina-Ala River Basin - a part of an irrigation pre-feasibility study submitted by Kenting Africa (Ottawa, Canada) to the Lower Benue River Authority, Makurdi, Nigeria. Thi

Qualifications & Certifications

M Sc Natural resources Research and LAnd Evaluation

Xaverian College, Brighton UK

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