Bukelwa Nzimande!

Durban, South Africa

Community and Economic Development


MSc (Masters) Environmental Microbiology - Cum Laude from University of KwaZulu-Natal

Post-graduate courses in Environmental and Resource Management in Sustainable International Development, Value of Ecosystems, Water Policy from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

BSc Hons (Honours) Microbiology from University of KwaZulu-Natal

BSc Microbial Biotechnology from University of KwaZulu-Natal


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Professional Summary:

Bukelwa, 26, has over 8 years of experience including Knowledge Management and Documentation, Stakeholder engagement and facilitation, Sustainability strategy and policy development

1. Sustainability Consultant, Urban Earth 

2. Climate Change Intern, Futureworks Sustainability Consulting

3. Natural Resources Intern, South African Sugar Association

4. Teaching Assistant And Student Demonstrator, University Of Kwazulu-Natal (Westville Campus)

Achievements and Accolades:

  • Selected as a Fellow to take part in the Annual International Sustainability School, Kathmandu, Nepal- 2016
  • Awarded the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships – ema2sa III scholarship for academic study in The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands, Amsterdam- 2014
  • Awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) bursary for Master of science study- 2012
  • Awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) bursary for Honours study- 2012
  • Awarded 1st price at the 21st South African Society of Microbiology symposium for honours research project- 2011
  • Founding committee member for the UKZN Microbiology Students Society- 2010

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