Role: I work on the Hub’s engagement team, responding to Helpdesk requests from decision-makers, providing technical assistance in our focus countries, and managing grants with our partners. I contribute to topics such as virtual learning environments, teacher professional development, and structured pedagogy. I also explore avenues for unlocking education data to support decision-making, improving our EdTech Tools database, and developing our EdTech publications database.
Background: My PhD focused on addressing injustices in open and online education in South Africa which emphasised that historical injustices, cultural imposition, and economic dependence continue to play a role in education. I have also pioneered EdTech initiatives such as Solar Powered Learning in South Africa and Mobile Education for Smart Technology in India.
Fun Fact: Prior to my career in EdTech, I was a practicing electrical and electronic engineer in the field of mineral processing (in case you ever want to know about optimising flotation processes to recover platinum from its ore).