Mr Eric Apelgren (B Social Science, HDE)
Eric serves as the Head of Department, International and Governance Relations –Municipality, city of Durban. He has 25 years of experience in International Development and education and has significant experience serving on NGOs. He is a high-profile leader in KZN and South Africa, particularly within the municipal sphere and brings significant experience in governance and stakeholder engagement. Coupled with this, he has a personal passion for the environment and caring for the Earth. Eric provides strategic advice and support on all matters relating to international relations and cooperation, intergovernmental relations, events, and protocol. Managing all PR and media relations on the municipality’s international and intergovernmental relations programmes. His work includes working with national and international local government structures such as SALGA, South African Cities Network and the Global United Cities and Local Government Network.