Lise Pretorius

Lise Pretorius

Lise Pretorius planting a tree in Bhutan

Associate Fellow

Bio

Lise Pretorius joined GovInn as an associate fellow in January 2015 and is involved with the centre’s work on new economic governance.  As an environmental economist by training (but an ecological economist at heart) Lise is interested in the role of investment in creating systemic change, as well as the potential for “beyond GDP” measures of progress to create an economic model more capable of dealing with 21st century challenges.

Lise’s has worked on a variety of projects around the topic of sustainable investment in South Africa and the UK.   She was also previously a senior writer (energy and sustainability) at the Financial Mail, and was awarded the South African National Energy Association journalism award in 2012 for advancing the understanding of energy issues in South Africa.

Lise obtained her BComm Honours degree in economics from the University of Cape Town and her MSc in Environmental Economics from the London School of Economics.   She recently spent six months working for WWF in Bhutan, a trip inspired by an interest in Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness – an example of Beyond GDP in practice.

Lise is passionate about people, traveling, and mountains, and is slowly becoming more knowledgeable about good wine.

 

Links

TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9DeLsqh1aY

Twitter : @lisenatalie

 

Research Interests

Stephanie Minou

Stephanie Minou

Stephanie Minou

Stephanie Minou

Associate Fellow

Bio

Stephanie Minou joined GovInn as a Junior Researcher in April 2013. From the start she has been involved in RegioConf: Regional Integration and Conflict Transformation, which focuses on assessing the effects of regional integration on conflict transformation in all parts of the world, and within which she has been working on the West African region.

Prior to joining GovInn, Stephanie was a tutor in the department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria in both 2012 and 2013. In 2011 and 2012 respectively, she successfully completed a degree in Political Sciences (BPolSci) with focus on International Studies, and an Honours degree (BA Hons) in International Relations at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). Stephanie also holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations with distinction from the same university, which she completed in 2014. As part of her MA thesis, she looked at the effects of regional integration in West Africa on conflict transformation, through the lens of the Economic Community of West African States.

In September 2014, Stephanie joined King’s College London (United Kingdom), where she is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) in Security, Leadership and Society. She is also a current fellow at the African Leadership Centre (ALC). Stephanie is fluent in French and English, and speaks a little bit of Spanish. All her research interests align with her passion for the African continent. Her determination is the one thing she always take with her and can never let go of no matter what.

Research interests

  • Effective leadership
  • Social development
  • Innovative methods for sustainable peace and security
  • Regional integration

Projects

2013-2014 – The EU, Regional Conflicts and the Promotion of Regional Cooperation: A Successful Strategy for a Global Challenge? (REGIOCONF)

Links

Contacts

Email: stephanie.minou@up.ac.za or stephanie.minou@kcl.ac.uk

Andréas Godsäter

Andreas Godsäter

Associate Fellow

Andréas Godsäter became Senior Researcher at GovInn in 2014. His current main scientific interest lies in the democratisation of regional and global governance institutions through popular participation.
For GovInn, he coordinates Work Package 8 on Interregionalism and Regionalism within the ATLANTIC FUTURE project.
Andréas is also senior lecturer at the School of Global Studies (SGS) at University of Gothenburg, teaching International Relations.
Since 2009 he has been a member of the international research team ‘International Democracy Watch’, co-ordinated by the Centre for Studies on Federalism, University of Turin, which studies the democratisation of various international institutions. Between 2006-2010 he was a member of a research team within GARNET, a European Network of Excellence on Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation, focusing on the role of non-state actors and civil society in the global regulatory framework.
Andréas achieved his Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Gothenburg in 2004. Two years later he started the doctoral education in Peace and Development Research at the SGS, where he defended his PhD-thesis on civil society regionalization in Southern Africa with focus on trade and HIV/AIDS, in 2013. Andréas has done a number of field trips to Eastern- and Southern Africa over the years.
Andréas is a traditional music lover who contests downloading music from the internet, still collecting CDs and vinyls.

Research interests

  • Regionalism
  • Governance
  • Civil society
  • Democracy
  • Development co-operation
  • Environmental issues.

Projects

2013-2015 – Atlantic Future: Towards an Atlantic area? Mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics amongst Europe, Africa and the Americas

Contact

Email: andreas.godsater@up.ac.za

Quraysha Ismail Sooliman

Amy Giliam

amy

Associate Fellow

 Bio

Amy Giliam joined GovInn as a Junior Researcher in 2014 . She is currently completing her part-time postgraduate diploma in Sustainable Development, specialising in the food systems stream, at the Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University.
 Before this, Amy was both a student and a tutor in the Department of Political Science  at the University of Pretoria where she obtained her Bachelor of Political Science in International Relations in 2012 and her BA Honours in International Relations with a distinction in 2013. While busy with her degree, Amy was actively involved with development organisations on and off campus, which reinforced her passion and interest in the subject of development. Amy has a passion for people, change and empowerment and seeks to play an active role in rethinking South Africa’s development model.
Research interests
  • New Economic Governance
  • Governance of the Commons
  • Development in the 21st century
  • Alternative development models
  • Models of development for developing countries in the 21st century
  • South Africa’s development model
  • Alternative/Transformative food systems

Contact

Email: amy.giliam@governanceinnovation.org

 

 

Ward Anseeuw

Co-director: Ward Anseeuw

Associate Fellow:  Ward Anseeuw

Associate Fellow

Bio

Dr Ward Anseeuw, a development economist and policy analyst, is a research fellow at the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) seconded to the Post-Graduate School of Agriculture and Rural Development of the University of Pretoria. He was also the co-director of the Center for the Study of Governance Innovation. He has conducted research for the last 15 years in Southern Africa and the African continent, more particularly on the issues of agricultural and land policies, agrarian and land reforms, land conflicts and large-scale land acquisitions. He has published extensively on these issues in scientific journals and with renowned publishers, including Land, transition and compromise (with Chris Alden, Palgrave, 2009), The struggle over land in Africa – Conflicts, politics and change (with Chris Alden, HSRC Press, 2010) and South Africa’s Agrarian Reform (In French, Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2011).

 

Research interests

  • Agricultural and land policies in Africa
  • Land reforms
  • Land conflicts
  • Large-scale land acquisitions

 

Projects 

For GovInn, Ward lead the axis on the Governance of the commons, natural resources and agriculture.

Landmatrix : The Land Matrix is a global and independent land monitoring initiative.

 

Links

Twitter: @ward_anseeuw

 

Mzukisi Qobo

Mzukisi Qobo

Associate Fellow

Mzukisi Qobo is senior lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Pretoria. He has previously served as deputy director at GovInn as well as chief director at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) where he was responsible for developing South Africa’s trade policy. Mzukisi has in the past fulfilled a role as head of Emerging Powers and Global Challenge at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). His main research interests are in the areas of emerging powers, global leadership, and Africa’s developmental futures.

Mzukisi is co-author of the recently published book: “The Fall of the ANC: What Next?” He is a columnist for the Business Day newspaper.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), an MA from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); and a BA from the University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Research interests

  • Emerging powers
  • Global leadership
  • Africa developmental futures

Links

Mzukisi’s blog on South African politics and leadership issues:  www.mzukisiqobo.com

Contacts

Twitter: @mzukisi_qobo
Email: mzukisi.qobo@gmail.com/a>