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David Barnard
Consultant , Non-profit organisations in Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
An action-orientated professional, who has over 25 years’ executive and senior management experience in initiating and leading development organisations and programmes across Africa, with specific expertise in civil society strengthening, advocacy, fundraising, governance, ICT4D, and philanthropy, and well-versed in strategic communication, partnership development, and stakeholder management.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
Professional Experience:
Sept 2016 to present - consultant to various foundations and non-profit organisations, including acting as Outreach and Education Ambassador in Africa for the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the entity responsible for operating the .org Top Level Domain (TLD), with more than 10.3 million non-commercial users worldwide (1 September 2017 - 30 June 2018).

July 2013 to August 2016 - Vice-President: Africa for TechSoup, the largest provider of technology services to non-profit organisations worldwide.

June 2000 to June 2013 - Executive Director of SANGONeT, a non-profit organisation at the forefront of providing technology and capacity-building services to the non-profit sector in Southern Africa.

February 1992 to May 2000 - Manager: Programme for Development Research (Prodder) at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). Developed various offline and online information products for the non-profit and development sectors in Southern Africa.
BA Honours degree (cum laude) in Development Management from Stellenbosch University (1991-1992).

BA degree (cum laude) in Development Management and African Studies from Stellenbosch University (1988-1990).

Executive Diploma: Project Management, Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000).

International Fellowship: Corporate Citizenship in South Africa – Enhancing Local Practices with International Experience, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, City University of New York (CUNY), New York, United States (1999).

Capacity Building: Management for Development Specialists, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom (1998).

Diploma: Development Studies, Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA) / Centre for Continuing Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1992).

Introduction to French, Alliance Française, Johannesburg, South Africa (2004)
Affiliations and Achievements:
Play Your Part Ambassador: Brand SA (2018 – present);
Board Member: Africa Universities Fund Inc, USA (2018 – present);
Africa Policy Advisory Board Member: ONE Campaign (2011 – present);
Advisory Board Member: School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand (2013 – 2015);
Co-Chair: ICTD2013 Conference Open Sessions (2013);
Advisory Board Member: African Press Organisation (2010 – 2012);
Member: National e-Skills Council (2010) & Meraka e-Skills Institute Reference Group (2009 – 2010);
Board Member: Nonprofit Technology Network, United States (2007 – 2009);
Commissioner: President Thabo Mbeki’s Presidential National Commission on Information Society & Development (PNC for ISD) (2002 – 2005).

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    South Africa
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