Designation: Research Manager Expertise: Trans- and inter-disciplinary research support; project design; climate change adaptation, climate-resilient agriculture
Zoë was the ACDI's research manager and fundraiser, with expertise in climate change adaptation, and climate-resilient agriculture. She is passionate about bringing the right people, disciplines, and organisations together to tackle complex social-environmental problems. Within ACDI, Zoë splits her time between developing new research opportunities, and overseeing the ACDI’s portfolio of research projects.
Zoë has a Masters in Social Science from theClimate Systems Analysis Group. Her Masters research investigated commercial beekeeping and social-environmental change in the Western Cape. Prior to joining ACDI, Zoë worked in environmental and climate change consulting, with a focus on developing adaptation projects for the United Nations Environment and Development Programmes. She also has experience in skills development and communications for the environmental sector.
Zoë now works as a freelancer, helping organisations to build their fundraising capabilities.