Cindy-Lee Cloete (Nat Dip: Nature Conservation, MEd: Environmental Education)
General Manager: WESSA Schools and Youth unit
Cindy has over 12 years of experience in creating enabling spaces for Education for Sustainable Development. Growing up on the plains of Namaqualand, Cindy understands the importance of the interconnectedness of humans and nature. Selected as one of the first Mandela-Washington Fellows and an active member of the ESD Expert Net, she gained experience in global North-South and global South-South collaborative approaches to bring about holistic and sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges. Cindy grounds her work in social and environmental justice philosophies and prides herself on challenging the current education and youth development status quo. Through her national, continental and international networks, Cindy wants to contribute to reorienting, rethinking, and decolonizing the way we work to care for the earth.