Koen Dekeyser at the International Data Week Conference in Gaborone.

GovInn’s researcher Koen Dekeyser presented ‘Household survey on food systems change in Kenya and Mozambique’ at the International Data Week conference in Gaborone, 05-08 November 2018 ( This presentation was part of the panel on open Land Data Platforms: applications, progress and challenges. The conference was aimed at data management systems from all disciplines and its relevance to Africa’s development. In recent decades, the information revolution expanded the understanding of our world and beyond. This dynamic is accelerating with advancements in data collection, storage, and data analytics such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. To make this more inclusive, open data was in-depth discussed.


Koen Dekeyser presenting at the conference.

Amy Giliam


Associate Fellow


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