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ACDI team

Pro-Vice Chancellor Mark New is assisted in the day-to-day activities of running the ACDI by administrative staff, research assistants and interns. Research activities are undertaken by interns, research assistants and Post-doc research fellows.

Visit the Contact Us page for directions to the ACDI offices

 

Core Team

Professor Mark NewDirector 
 

Deputy Director 
 

Zoë VisserManager
Research Portfolio

Karen FosseusManager
Administrative processes and
systems and supports the
Director in strategic planning 

Leigh CobbanManager
Training & Capacity
Development Portfolio 

Ryan FortuneManager
Strategic Communications  


Dr Marieke NortonConvener 
ACDI Masters in Climate
Change & Development 

Alicia OkeyoMonitoring, Evaluation and
Learning Officer

Research Portfolio

Sivuyisiwe Situngu Assistant Coordinator 
Training & Capacity
Development Portfolio 

Assistant Coordinator
Networking, Visibility &
Influencing Portfolio 

Likho SikutshwaAssistant Coordinator 
Research Portfolio

Nomabelu SomatubeSenior Secretary
& PA for Mark New

Rabia KarriemAdministrative Assistant
Administration and Events
Coordination

 
 

Project Staff

Lucia Scodanibbio Project Manager
Adaptation at Scale in
Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) 


Leslie AshburnerManager
Adaptation Futures 2018
conference.


 Dr Dian SpearRegional Research Lead
CARIAA-ASSAR 


Dr Tali HoffmanCommunications Officer
CARIAA-ASSAR


Birgit OttermannCommunications Officer
Adaptation at Scale in
Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)


Prof Stephanie Midgley Researcher and Project
Manager 


Dr Nadine MethnerPostdoctoral Researcher 




Roland HunterTechnical Project Manager
 


Chidiebere OfoegbuResearch Team Leader
ASSAR


Julia DaviesSenior Research Assistant
ASSAR


Alexa BrownAssistant Co-ordinator
Adaptation Futures 2018


Masixole Langa Assistant Co-ordinator
Adaptation Futures 2018

Research Staff 

 Dr Lorena Pasquini Research Fellow 
Urban ARK


Norman MathebulaPost-doctoral Research Fellow
ACDI


Teresa PerezResearch Fellow
Adaptation at Scale in
Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)
 


Greg Brill Postdoctoral Research Fellow
ACDI


Petra HoldenPostdoctural Research Fellow
AXA Research Chair Programme


Romaric Odoulami Postdoctural Research Fellow
AXA Research Chair Programme


Louise du ToitPostdoctoral Research Fellow
ACDI


Vumande MjanyelwaResearch Assistant
ACDI


Andrew HallResearch Assistant
ACDI

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