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Project Manager for the H3Africa Coordinating Centre

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Nick Name
R/ Mitchie

What is your current job and where do you work?
R/ Project Manager for the H3Africa Coordinating Centre

Explain your current research/work (in simple English)
R/ A Coordinate activities of the coordinating centre (CC) and activities for the consortium. There are a total of 3 staff members the CC: Project Manager, Training Coordinator and Administrator. We have 26 research projects and over 500 members, we coordinate conferences, workshops and training. We also work closely with our funders, industry, and many other stakeholders.

Describe a typical day at work/research
R/ Most of our activities are executed via email and teleconferecning, so communication and scheduling is key.


What is your favourite hobby?
R/ Beach, Walks and Swimming

What is your favourite food?
R/ Chinese, Chinese sticky dumplings and Thai

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
R/ Biology

Who is your role model?
R/ Maya Angelou

What were/are your parents or caregivers professions?
R/ Dad-carpenter and Mom-sales

Career Path

Primary School: Name, Suburb/Township, City, Country
R/ St celements: Grasspy Park, Cape Town, South Africa

High School
R/ Strandfontein Senior Secondary

Tertiary Education
R/ BSc-UWC, Hons-UCT and PhD-WITS

Previous jobs
R/ Research Officer