Nicola is an experienced social researcher and entrepreneur who values the use of data and systems thinking to drive sustainable and meaningful change. She is focused on addressing some of the world's most pressing problems through community-centric and co-operative methodologies, integrating innovation with participation. Nicola's experience in grassroots organising, activism and stakeholder engagement has led her to co-found FEED, a project that brings together her passions for people and the planet through the lens of food.
Having previously established Pledger Africa and been involved in local and global social projects over the past ten years, Nicola currently holds professional associations with: UN SDSN Youth Local Pathways Fellowship Lucha Lunako, Simanye, LGiU, and Sustainability Institute.
Education: BA Hons in Critical Discourse Analysis, University of the Witwatersrand PDM Public and Development Management, Wits School of Governance