24 - 26 August 2022


Sepo Hachigonta

Sepo Hachigonta is Director of Strategic Partnerships at the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. His research interest is in trans-disciplinary fields as well as Africa’s science, technology and innovation policy landscape. Prior to joining the NRF, he was a programme manager at FANRPAN, a regional policy analysis network on food security and agricultural based in Pretoria.

He has published widely in environmental and agriculture systems, with a specific focus on research to policy interface. He is the author, co-author/editor of more than 40 articles and books (20 in scientific international journals). Dr Hachigonta has extensive networks within the African Continent and beyond having worked with partners in more than 20 African countries and is a IIASA, 2007 YSSP Alumni. His expertise includes stakeholder engagement with the public and private sector – networking, cultivating and nurturing strategic partnerships with stakeholders across the Continent, globe and sectors. He holds a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Environmental Science from the University of Cape Town.