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The Centre’s staff comprises of three fulltime professionals, an intern and a support staff member. Our staff is augmented by local, regional and international associates for specific projects; usually working with 2 to 5 associates (depending on the project portfolio). Brief résumés of The Centre’s fulltime staff are presented below.

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Dr. Jaap Arntzen is a specialist in environment economics and sustainable development. Having worked in the private sector (for more than 15 years) and at universities in Botswana and The Netherlands (20 years), he has a wealth of experience in research, consultancies and training. He has considerable experience in managing large, multidisciplinary project teams. He has lived and worked in Southern Africa for 30 years.

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Ms. Tshepo Setlhogile is an environmental consultant and researcher who has worked at the Centre for ten years. She holds a Master of Science degree in IWRM and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Economics. She has worked on a wide range of CAR projects, particularly in the water sector. She specialises in IWRM, sustainable development, natural resources management, environmental economics, socio-economic assessments, governance and institutional analysis.

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Mrs. Kutlo Batshabeng works as receptionist/ administrative assistant at the Centre since April 2015. She hosts the CAR reception, carries out secretarial duties, offers logistical support for consulting projects and manages the CAR library.

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Mr. Mpho Lekula has worked as an intern at the Centre since September 2015.He has a BA in Environmental Science and Archaeology. He is a trainee Environmental Assessment Practitioner. His specialities include GIS/ remote sensing, archaeological and environmental assessments He supports a wide range of CAR projects through desktop studies and fieldwork.

Project associates are drawn from its local, regional and global networks, including Europe, USA, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our associates cover a wide range of expertise, as required for CAR projects.