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Priya Goburdhan
ESD Education and Research Consultant , NGO and Acedemic
Ebene, Mauritius
I am an education and capacity-building professional with a wide range of experience, including programme management, educational programme development, capacity-building and professional development and training, curriculum development, educational research, programme implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
I have worked with a wide range of learners (5 yrs.-50 yrs.), and across a range of educational tasks, including programme management, educational programme development, capacity and professional development and training, curriculum development, educational research and programme implementation.

I have managed two national projects for South African NGO's, including the international Eco-Schools programme in South Africa, as well as smaller, more focused projects.

I have extensive experience in developing and implementing professional development training, having worked with community members, teachers and environmental educators in this way over the past 14 years. I also have experience developing training content and materials for a variety of short and long-term courses in a variety of learning contexts ranging from rural and under-developed to urban and well developed learning contexts.

In addition, I also have a variety of professional research experiences, including work with Universities, NGO's and government programmes.

I have worked with a wide variety of people, including in international settings, as well as within deep rural settings.
Education:
My educational background is in Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development, with roots in natural resource management and nature conservation.

I currently hold a Masters Degree in Education (Environmental Education / Education for Sustainable Development) from Rhodes University and have a strong background in the development, education, sustainability and environmental fields. I completed a dissertation in Community-based Early Childhood education and environmental learning.

I am currently completing a second masters degree in Online and Distance Learning through Open University UK and hope to complete it by February 2013. I am also a South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) accredited Assessor and Moderator.

I have participated in two peace building and education courses through Transcend University.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Participation in the UNESCO workshop on Drivers and Barrier to Education for sustainable development – policy drafting workshop - leading to publication of conference contribution.

Participation in the “Drivers and Barriers to Education for Sustainable Development Expert Conference” in Gothenburg, Sweden (2006) - leading to publication of conference contribution.

Attendance at the BirdLife International Conference 2008 in Argentina.

Attendance at the Women and Environment Conference in 2008 in South Africa

Two Presentations at the EEASA conference in Zambia (May 2005)

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Afrikaans
    Nationality:
    South Africa
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