Norman Mathebula joined the ACDI as Post-doctoral research fellow in February 2018. He has a background in Environmental Management, Common-property resource systems, Resource Ecology, and Local resource governance in communal woodland areas, in the former homelands of South Africa. He completed his PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), on the topic of testing the feasibility of community based coppice management in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces.
He is currently working with Dr Jiska De Groot and Dr Britta Rennkamp on social science aspects of the deployment of off-grid renewable energy technologies and clean energy access in developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Norman also holds a Masters in Environmental Management from UCT (on the topic of the effectiveness of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and a degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Venda.