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About Dr Isayvani Naicker 

A transdiscplinary scientist, entrepreneurial professional,  engaged scholar,  senior advisor, curious traveller and festival lover.  

Highly skilled with a PhD in Geography (Science Policy) from the University of Cambridge.  and  a double Masters - MSc (Geology) from the University of  Cape Town and MSc (Philosophy of Social Sciences) from the London School of Economics.


She is a member of various international research networks and has worked closely with senior scientists and policymakers globally. 

Over  20 years’ expertise in developing funding and partnership platforms, strategic international and government to government partnerships, resource mobilisation support, strategic advocacy,  policy consultation,  public policy evaluation, research and policy advice in the area of science and innovation for sustainable development.

Selected roles include, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at the  African Academy of Sciences (2018-2021) a pan African organisation based in Nairobi, Kenya and  Chief Director of International Resources at the South African Department of Science and Technology (now Science and Innovation - DSI) (2012-2018) 


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