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African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum
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Ms. Leigh-Gail Petersen
Leigh-Gail is experienced as a research analyst focusing on social, political and economic factors that impact on nation building and branding. She has published on the various dynamics that impact on National Identity, Pride, Active Citizenship and Social Cohesion.
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Lindiwe Mazibuko
Lindiwe Mazibuko is a public leader, speaker, writer and academic fellow. She was the first black woman in South African history to be elected Leader of the Opposition in Parliament.
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Jeff Radebe
Mr Radebe is serving currently serving as the Minister of Energy, having previously served as a Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. He was born 18 February 1953 and holds a B.Juris degree from the University of Zululand and LLM in International Law from Leipzig University. 
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Hastings Chikoko
Hastings Chikoko is the Regional Director for Africa at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He serves on the Advisory Board of African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town). He is currently an executive scholar in cities at the London School of Economics (LSE Cities).
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Congressman Jose Enrique S. Garcia III
Jose Enrique S. Garcia III (born November 12, 1971) is a Filipino politician from Bataan. He is the current Representative of Bataan's 2nd District. In this capacity, he serves as Assistant Majority Leader, Vice Chairman - Committee on Health, Vice Chairman - Committee on Energy.
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Sustainable Cities Africa Conference Speakers/Panelist

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Kobie Brand
Kobie Brand, CEO & Regional Director: ICLEI Africa, Director: ICLEI's Cities Biodiversity Centre Ms. Brand has over 17 years of practical and managerial experience in Integrated Environmental Management. 
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Dr Justin Visagie
Dr Justin Visagie is a Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development Research (EPD) department. He was previously Director of Economic Planning, Policy and Research in the Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism in the Eastern Cape.
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Cecilia Njenga
Cecilia Njenga, an Economist/Urban and Regional Planner is currently Head of the UN Environment Office in South Africa, with over twenty-five years of progressive work experience in the sustainable development field, of which 20 years have been with the United Nations system. 
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Dr Kim Reuter
Kim is the Senior Technical Director of the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, having previously worked as a Technical Director for Conservation International's Regional Africa Field Division office.
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Xolile George
Appointed CEO of the South African Local Government Association (Salga) in April 2007, over the past 11 years Xolile George has established an impressive track record in various government departments for service delivery. 
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David Malemolla Makhura
Malemolla David Makhura was born on 22 February 1968 at Mara Buysdorp in Soutpansberg District of Limpopo province, near Mapungubwe World Heritage Site. Between 1984 and 2004, Makhura was involved in student and youth politics.
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Sandra Mazo-Nix
Sandra Mazo-Nix has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management from the National University of Colombia, and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University (Virginia, United States).
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Prof. Ivan Turok
Prof. Ivan Turok Professor Ivan Turok is the Executive Director in the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Regional Studies, and Chairman of the City Planning Commission for Durban.
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Industry 4.0 Workshop
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Fuad Siddiqui
Fuad Siddiqui is Senior Partner for Strategy and New Markets Consulting at Bell Labs Consulting with a focus on business strategy and future value creation. He is Head of Consulting, growth markets: Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan regions and brings 20+ years of experience driving business for ICT clients across global markets...
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Conrad Kassier
Conrad is an alumnus from the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies Scholarship, currently based at UNIDO in Pretoria, in the Southern Africa Regional Office for Industrial Energy Efficiency projects' implementation.

Ndivhuho Raphulu
Ndivhuho Raphulu heads up the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA), the Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme of the Department of Trade and Industry, hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, with offices in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban.
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Stephan Kotze
Stephan Kotze is Client Director Manufacturing – Africa at Aurecon. Kotze has deep experience of the manufacturing and resources sectors that he can use to help manufacturers realise opportunities around supply chain, asset optimisation, portfolio, programme and project optimisation and the digitisation of infrastructure.

Vusi Skosana
Vusi Skosana is Acting Executive and Head: Technology Stations at the Technology Innovation Agency.

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Pepper
PEPPER for Business Edition, developed by Aldebaran Softbank Robotics, is a programmable humanoid robot, designed to be used in professional environments. Pepper is the latest product of the Aldebaran Softbank Robotics company which developed the famous NAO robot.
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Urban Health Workshop
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Dr Johan Bekker
Dr. Johan Leon Bekker is a Principal Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Health of the Tshwane University of Technology. He is registered as an Environmental Health Practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and is specialising in food hygiene and safety and policy development.
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Dr. Lutendo Mudau
Dr. Lutendo Sylvia Mudau is a Senior Lecturer in Tshwane University of Technology Faculty of Science, Environmental Health Department. Her specialty is Environmental Health with special emphasis on Communicable disease control, Water quality, Sanitation and policy that enhance transformation to the lives of the society within public health research.
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Oyewale Morakinyo
Oyewale Morakinyo is a Public Health practitioner and a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Ado-Ekiti, and a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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Boitumelo Modikoe
Boitumelo Norah Modikoe is an Environmental Health Practitioner working for the City of Tshwane, Health Department from Municipal Health Services. She Joined the City in 2010 and currently responsible for coordination of Environmental Health activities and programmes within the City...
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Sustainable Energy Speakers/Panelists


Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz
Prof. Roula Inglesi-Lotz, President of the South African Association for Energy Economics (SAAEE), is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria and a Y1 NRF Rated academic...
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Belinda Mills
Belinda Mills is Professional Officer: Low Carbon Cities at ICLEI Africa. Belinda assists in the establishment of standardised Greenhouse Gas Inventories for cities across Africa. Belinda joined ICLEI in August 2016 and brings with her a wealth of experience within the renewable energy sector.
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Wendy Green
Wendy Green, CEO, Fusion Energy has had a long history in the energy industry in South Africa. Besides leading many projects through the REIPPP programme (including wind, Solar PV and biomass) she has led business development and growth strategies throughout Sub Saharan Africa.
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Cllr Darryl Moss
Cllr Darryl Moss is the newly appointed MMC for Services Infrastructure. He was born and bred in Pretoria and is passionate about his future plans as MMC. He matriculated from Pretoria Boys’ High School, completed his BSc at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) and his BCom (Hons) at UNISA. 
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Muzuvukile Mkhize
Mr Muzuvukile Mkhize is serving as Full-Time Regulator Member primarily responsible for Petroleum Pipelines Regulation at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a period of five years, effective from 16 January 2018 to 15 January 2023...
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Faith Mkhacwa
Faith Mkhacwa is an Energy Efficiency Specialist. She is employed by the CSIR as a Regional Project Manager for the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project where her responsibilities include assisting the industry to become more energy efficient through implementation of EnMS and ESO.

Sibosiso SkosanaI
As the commercial director for the Southern Africa region, Sibusiso Skosana's focus is to develop a sustainable stakeholder and partner network for Conlog. Sibusiso has been part of the Energy Sector since 2003, starting his career as a Project Execution Engineer. Thereafter, he went on to hold several roles including Product Management, Project Management, Commercial Sales, and Product Marketing Manager.

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Maloba Tshehla
Maloba Tshehla is the Innovation Specialist at the Climate Innovation Centre South Africa (CICSA).

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Sustainability in Mining
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John Capel
John Capel has been Executive Director of the Bench Marks Foundation (Founding director) since 2003. The Bench Marks Foundation is at the cutting edge of corporate social responsibility claims by companies and examines the gap between policy and practice.
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David van Wyk
David van Wyk is a freelance researcher who works for progressive civil society organisations and movements all over Central and Southern Africa. He also a member of the Bench Marks Foundation.
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Dr Lorren Haywood
Dr Lorren Haywood is a senior scientist in the Natural Resources and Environment Unit at the CSIR. She is a natural scientist by training who entered into the environmental management arena shortly after obtaining her PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand.
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Dr Willem de Lange
De Lange is an NRF-rated researcher and holds a PhD in Environmental and Resource Economics from Stellenbosch University. His research interests include decision support in natural resource management, valuation of natural and social capital stocks and flows
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Fikile Mashinini
Founder and MD of Ncamiso Mining, Mr. Fikile Mashinini has been in the mining game for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge and experience in alternative mining solutions. With nearly 10 years in operation and boasting strong partnerships within the mining industry.
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Green Café Tshwane
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Chilufya Lombe
Chilufya Lombe, partner at Solid Green, is a mechanical engineer that has extensive experience in both performance and accreditation modelling for sustainability projects and performed energy modelling for the first Green Star rated office and retail buildings in South Africa.
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Lisa Reynolds
Lisa Reynolds is an Executive Director at GreenBDG NPC. Prior to this, she was the Sustainable Development Director at Saint-Gobain. Lisa’s advocacy efforts over the past 15 years has helped shape the energy landscape in Southern Africa leading to energy efficiency transformation.
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Llewellyn Van Wyk
Llewellyn Van Wyk is a principal researcher focusing on sustainable building and construction methods and technologies and their applications. He is a researcher, guest lecturer and designer with extensive international experience.
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Mutsa Samuel
Mutsa Samuel is the Founder and Director of UbuntuLab, a Personal Growth Hub which focuses on instilling holistic development skills to young emerging market entrepreneurs, particularly in Africa with over 10 years of experience.
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Songo Didiza
Songo Didiza recognised that there was a gap to align public and private sector green economic Strategies, policies and the practical implementation thereof. She founded Green Building Design Group (GreenBDG) as a solution to close this gap, as well as an opportunity to promote real economic growth within the green economy in Africa.
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Shaun Slabber
Shaun Slabber is the founder of Nuvo Energy his expertise includes both Cost & Project Management. Conceptual estimating, financial viability studies, cost planning, procurement, engineering and management of minor and major projects all falls within his expertise.
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Vere Shaba
Vere Shaba holds a BScEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town. She is a Green Star SA Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of South Africa, a Green Star Accredited Professional with the Green Building Council of Australia and a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council.
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Shameela Ebrahim
Shameela is the Senior Manager: Group Strategy and Sustainability. She joined the JSE in 2007.Shameela is responsible for advising the Executive Committee and Board of the JSE Limited on corporate strategy and all aspects thereof, at both an operational and strategic level with a key need to consider multiple stakeholders, global trends, regulation, customer needs, governance and competition.
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Kedibone Grace Modiselle
Kedibone is currently working at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality as the Acting Director Mitigation Programmes and Resource Mobilisation in the Office of the Executive Mayor, City Sustainability Unit.
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Mokale Rasetlola
Director at City of Tshwane, Mokale manages the strategic plans to implement the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency programs to ensure effective use of alternative energy resources.
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Green Building and Infrastructure Speakers/Panelists

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Mark Fugard
Mark Fugard is the Divisional Managing Director of Concor Western Cape a company offering specialised services across the entire spectrum of the building industry. Mark serves on the Concor Group Executive Committee as well as a number of sub-committees.
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Bruce Paul
Bruce Paul is the Group Environmental Manager for Concor where he interfaces the roll out and reporting of energy, water and integrated waste performance whilst facilitating environmental knowledge and expertise across all divisions.
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Llewellyn Van Wyk
Llewellyn Van Wyk is a principal researcher focusing on sustainable building and construction methods and technologies and their applications. He is a researcher, guest lecturer and designer with extensive international experience.
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Cllr Randall Williams
Cllr Randall Williams currently serves as Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) responsible for Economic Development and Spatial Planning and he is also Leader of Executive Business in the City of Tshwane Municipality. He is a qualified attorney and has previously worked for the Department of Trade and Industry in International Trade and Investment. He was also a tribunal member of the Companies.

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Willemien van Niekerk
Willemien is a senior researcher in the CSIR Built Environment. The research group consists of urban planners, geographers, modellers and geo-information specialists, who conduct research into spatial change phenomena with a view to inform spatial planning and policy. 
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Stanley Nyanyirai
Stanley Nyanyiraiwas recently appointed on secondment as the C40-SEA Technical Advisor – Energy Efficiency in New Buildings, City Sustainability Unit which is located in the Office of the Executive Mayor, City of Tshwane. 
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Dirk Conradie 
Dirk joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa in 1989 and is currently a senior researcher in the Built Environment unit of the CSIR in Pretoria. 
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Bongi Maposa
Bongi is a Senior Researcher with the CSIR Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Group. She is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene practitioner with over 18 years’ experience in Southern Africa covering water supply, quality, and sanitation and gender mainstreaming research as well as capacity development. 

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Transport Seminar Speakers/Panelists

Cllr Sheila Lynn Senkugube
Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Roads and Transport at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

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Ms. Bopang Khutsoane 
Deputy Director: Climate Change and Project Manager for the Green Transport Strategy at the South African National Department of Roads and Transport.

Ms. Ashanti Mogosetsi
National Project Associate for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation- Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa

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Ms. Laverne Dimitrov
Transport Specialist at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

Ms. Angela Andrews
Director for policy and legislation at the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport

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Mr. Pheko Letlonkane
Head of the Transport Branch at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

Ms. Daisy Dwango
Manager: Transport Policy and Planning at the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality 

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Ms. Maletlabo Handel
National Project Coordinator of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)- Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa. 

Ms. Louise Naude

Low-Carbon Frameworks Programme Manager the World Wide Fund (WWF), South Africa  

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Ms. Maletlabo Handel

National Project Coordinator of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)- Low Carbon Transport Project in South Africa.

Mr. Carel Snyman

People, Energy and Mobility Entrepreneurial Consultant

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Mr. Conrad Kassier

Industrial Energy Efficiency Coordinator at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation Regional Office in South Africa

Mr. Hiten Parmar

Director of the national uYilo eMobility Technology Innovation Programme and Secretariat of the Electric Vehicle Industry Association in South Africa

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Mr. Justin Coetzee

Founder and CEO of GoMetro

Mr. Sello Mphaga

Acting Divisional head for the City Sustainability Unit at the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality

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Mr. Winstone Jordaan

Chief Executive Officer at GridCars

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Benoît Le Roy
Benoît Le Roy, CEO of Water Shortage South Africa, Benoît has in excess of thirty five years of environmental engineering experience concentrating on the Water, Waste Water and Waste fields serving all tiers of government, mining, utilities, SOE’s, and the automotive, Food and Beverage, Iron and Steel industries.
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Thabang Mabapa
The 26-year-old PR graduate and business is the founder of Selokong sa Dimelana, a project that uses castor oil as alternative to fossil fuel. 
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Wandisile Makwabe
Wandisile is currently enrolled for PhD studies in agriculture at the University of the Free State. Qualified with a Master’s Degree in agriculture-obtained from the University of the Free State (specialising in agricultural economics, agricultural processing and sustainable agriculture)...
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Matshepo Molala
Matshepo Molala, Sustainability Engagement Professional Matshepo is a passionate waste and sustainability professional. She has expertise in behaviour change initiatives that result in sustainable living, drive community engagement and participation from all segments of the community.
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Dr Anthony Turton
Anthony Turton is a trained scientist specializing in water resource management as a strategic issue with a robust publication record.
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Mandla Nkomo
Mandla Nkomo, Managing Director, Solidaridad Southern Africa Mandla Nkomo joined Solidaridad in 2017 as the Regional Managing Director for Southern Africa. In his current role, Mandla takes care of country operations in South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
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Professor Inglesi-Lotz
Professor Inglesi-Lotz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria and a Y1 NRF Rated academic. 
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Rinsie Prinsloo
Rinsie Prinsloo is the Managing Director of Emerge Solutions. She started with the Emerge Group five years ago, as a Project Manager in Bloemfontein and began to lend a helping hand as the National Key account Manager Management quickly noticed her potential and within two years was moved in to a role in senior management. 
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Kenneth Carden
Kenneth Carden is an independent consultant and Southern Africa Food Lab Programme Manager specializing in the development of smallholder-friendly value chains. Currently, Kenneth manages the SPAR Rural Hub development project.  
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