My academic and professional credentials are a BSc Building Management (1986) and an MSc Construction Management (1994) from the former University of Natal, Durban; a Diploma of Applied Permaculture Design from the British Permaculture Association (2010); and, professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Building since 2001.
Skills, technical expertise and areas of interest:
Core skills: Portfolio, programme and project management; Strategic planning; Development planning; Feasibility studies and business planning; Project packaging; Construction management; Labour intensive construction; Sustainable / Regenerative development; and, Permaculture design.
Development Sectors: Urban regeneration / renewal projects; Land reform and housing projects; Rural development; Social infrastructure service delivery; Ecovillage / Agri-Village projects; and, Organic farming / Agroecology.
Areas of Permaculture Design Experience:
Embedding sustainability within develop plans; sustainable design of large scale land reform and public housing; Keyline design; Organic / Agroecology farming projects; towards self-sufficiency of smallholdings; ecovillage designs; and, teaching Permaculture and Design for Sustainability.